Incandescent light bulbs are being changed to LED bulbs, homes are kept warm with heat pumps and geothermal energy, biofuels are used increasingly, buildings are less energy-intensive, and solar and wind power are gaining momentum across the world.
The means to combat climate change are varied.
Yet, the majority of the energy consumed worldwide is derived from fossil fuels – oil, coal and natural gas – and international climate negotiations have slowed to a crawl.
The European Commission has pledged to contribute 2.6 million euros towards the efforts of Finland to find new jobs for the roughly 1,200 people who have recently been laid off in the software industry.
The funds will be disbursed by the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund following an application by Finland.
An agreement on the reform of health and social welfare services was found in the wee hours of Saturday.
The issue turned into a coalition crisis after Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (Centre) stated that unless his Government can find an agreement he will tender his resignation to the President of the Republic.
Investigation into an incident in which a man brandished a firearm outside a reception centre in Pitäjänmäki, Helsinki, on Thursday has moved forward.
The under 30-year-old man is suspected of preparing an aggravated offence against the health and life of others as well as aggravated firearm offence for brandishing a handgun after driving up to the reception centre on Kutomotie, investigators revealed on Friday. The man did not discharge the handgun or cause any injuries.
The Finnish Post and Logistics Union (PAU) will stage a two-day work stoppage on 19–20 November in an attempt to add a sense of urgency to the ongoing negotiations over the terms and conditions of employment.
The work stoppage will, for example, disrupt mail deliveries in Helsinki and early-morning newspaper deliveries in Greater Helsinki and Uusimaa as well as disrupt the operations of the postal centre in Helsinki and the logistics centres in Lieto and Vantaa.
More than 4,000 employees will participate in the industrial action, according to PAU.
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The net sales and operating profits of Marimekko fell notably in the third quarter of the year.
The iconic design company reported on Thursday that its net sales slipped by 8 per cent year-on-year to 25 million euros and that its operating profits fell from nearly 5 million to 1.2 million euros between July and September.
The Finnish Security Intelligence Service (Supo) has warned that the threat of terrorism has increased in Finland since the summer of 2014. Supo estimates in its latest threat assessment that the threat of an organised terrorist attack remains low but that the threat of an isolated act of violence has continued to grow.
“Today's situation is characterised by contemporary phenomena such as the unexpected rise in asylum seeker numbers. The threat has risen and diversified from the levels of summer 2014,” Antti Pelttari, the director general at Supo, said on Tuesday.
The English skills of Finns have improved in comparison to the previous year but not as much as those of their Nordic neighbours, finds an international survey.
Finland dropped one place to fifth in the English Proficiency Index with Sweden, the Netherlands, Denmark and Norway all ranking ahead of it. A number of Middle Eastern countries bring up the rear in the ranking that includes a total of 70 countries and territories.
Jari Gustafsson must not have known exactly what he was getting into when he applied for a position at the Ministry of Employment and the Economy last spring.
The glamour of his former life as the Finnish Ambassador in Beijing is all but gone as the most pressing items on his agenda as state secretary are the influx of immigrants and mounting costs of immigrant integration.
Sebastian Tynkkynen has received widespread support to continue as the chairperson of the Finns Party Youth after being stripped of his membership in the parent party, having beaten his rival candidate, Samuli Voutila, 42–22 in the chairmanship election in Seinäjoki on Sunday.
Tynkkynen has interpreted the election result as a sign that the Finns Party should re-consider its decision to expel him from the party.
The past year was momentous for the history of taxpaying in Finland as those who made a fortune out of Supercell established themselves among the top taxpayers of the century.
The under 40-year-old co-founders of the game studio, Mikko Kodisoja and Ilkka Paananen, are ranked fifth and sixth respectively in a list of the highest taxpayers in 1999–2013 as a result of the sale of a majority stake in Supercell to Japan's Softbank in 2013. The other top slots in the list are occupied by taxpayers who are notably older and have made their tax contributions over a longer period of time.
- Finnair surprises investors with excellent third quarter
- Lumia's vitality is nearly exhausted
- Energy dependence on Russia has been exaggerated
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- Police yet to verify alleged suicide bombing
- Nokia exceeds expectations in Q3
- Stockmann is in crisis
- Construction sector ready to train tens of thousands of asylees
- Ranks of the jobless to grow to 400,000
- Laws and EU in the way of proposed time zone change