A majority of Finns would like to see more investigative journalism and news in the media, while the editors of newsrooms are planning to invest mainly in social media.
The discrepancy between consumers’ wishes and media bosses’ plans came out in a survey carried out by MTV News in June.
Around 55 per cent of decision-makers in media said they would place extra emphasis on social media in the near future, while only nine per cent of consumers included investments in social media on their wish list.
In contrast, up to a third wished that there was less focus on social media.
"Young men are still the risk group that stands out from road safety statistics".
Jussi Pohjonen from the Finnish Transport Safety Agency says the underlying reason behind the recent fatal traffic accidents is the prevalent speeding culture.
Up to 40-50 per cent of the price of a new apartment in an apartment building consists of taxes and other tax-like payments, reports the Confederation of Finnish Construction Industries RT.
For example: If the loan-free sales price of an apartment in the Helsinki metropolitan area is 5,000 euros per square metre, taxes and other mandatory fees take up over 2,000 euros of the sum.
Seagulls continue to torture the shopkeepers and residents of the Helsinki Market Square. According to the market shopkeepers, the tendency of tourists to feed the seagulls only worsens the problem. The situation appears hopeless, but an acoustic deterrent device mimicking the sound of the wild birds may finally provide the solution to a problem that has plagued for years.
The Centre Party is the most favoured as a governing party, reveals a poll commissioned by Kunnallisalan kehittämissäätiö (the Municipal Sector's Development Foundation). Conducted by TNS Gallup, the poll revealed that 55 per cent of Finns would like to see the Centre Party as part of the government. Along with the supporters of the Centre Party, over half of the supporters of the Coalition Party, the Social Democratic Party and the Finns Party would also like to see the Centre Party in government.
Heli Hämäläinen, a Finnish transgender woman, has expressed her intention to stay married to her wife regardless of a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rejecting her request for a female personal identification number.
“We can continue our life as before. When we got married in 1996, we embarked on a life-long journey,” Hämäläinen explains.
The ECHR on Wednesday absolved Finland of any wrongdoings in the case of Hämäläinen, brought before the court after a magistrate's office had rejected the her request for a female personal identification number on grounds that she was married to a woman.
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Of the 18,000 Microsoft jobs being shed worldwide, announced yesterday, up to 1,000 are based here in Finland.
Earlier this year, the software company bought Nokia’s unprofitable cell phone operations for 5.44 billion euro to attempt a breakthrough in cell phones.
Nokia made an excellent deal. So far, there is no proof that the demand for phones sold under the Nokia brand would be on the rise, and the unprofitable trade would pick up.
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- Created on 17 July 2014
An interest-subsidised ASP savings account or a savings fund? Pick the right way to get on that property ladder.
1. If you are under 31 you can count yourself lucky: the state will lend you a helping hand in saving for your first home. When you put aside 10 per cent of the price of your home on an ASP savings account, the state will guarantee your mortgage. The interest rate on the account is also relatively high with a two-per cent additional interest paid on the sum once the saving target has been reached. An ASP account holder is also exempt from paying tax on the interest, which normally amounts to 30 per cent.
THE Archbishop of The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland Kari Mäkinen apologised on Monday for the cruel treatment of sexual minorities by the Church and society.
"When I think about all the pushing outside and treatment towards sexual minorities that we have been guilty of as a Church and society, and how it continues to take place, I do believe we owe an apology. No explanations or beating around the bush," Mäkinen said in a speech he gave at the Suomi-areena event.
Thousands of university students may have to resort to income support during the next academic year if they find themselves unable to complete their bachelor’s degree within the time covered by student allowance.
The situation stems from the changes to the student benefit system implemented in 2011, which saw the payment of student allowance split into two parts, one for the bachelor’s degree and the other for the master’s degree.
Under the current regulations, students may receive allowance for a bachelor’s degree for 37 months while allowance for a master’s degree is paid for a further 28 months, making the total number of months covered by student allowance 55.
The Environment Department of Pori has issued a statement advising against eating fish from the Kokemäenjoki at least until fish samples caught from the contaminated river have been tested for toxins.
The statement was issued after the matter was discussed with the Finnish Environment Institute and the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centre) of Varsinais-Suomi.
- Is Finland ready for a basic income?
- Cross-border programmes will not be halted due to sanctions, Stubb assures
- Undocumented immigrants now only receive emergency housing assistance
- Economic questions key in elections, chairpersons view
- English the primary language of service at many eateries in Helsinki
- Microsoft plans cutting 1,000 jobs in Finland
- New sanctions on Russia would be a blow to Eastern Finland
- Risikko turns to young people for means to improve traffic safety
- ELY Centre: Norilsk Nickel violated permit provisions
- Axe threat hangs over ex-Nokians at Microsoft