Expectations formed in the world of online shopping turned into reality or disappointment at the outlet of Posti in Töölö on Tuesday.
“I drop by the post office every once in a while, when I've bought stuff online,” software developer Tuomas Mäkelä said.
“I bought a phone online, and it was delivered here. Otherwise, I maybe use the post office once a year,” said Miisa Nissinen, a clothes shop assistant.
The meeting between President Sauli Niinistö and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin dragged on late into the evening in Moscow on Tuesday.
While Niinistö emphasised the significance of achieving a peaceful resolution to the conflict in Ukraine, Putin – somewhat surprisingly – proposed that Finland and Russia develop their co-operation in the field of nuclear energy.
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A minor storm has been buffeting Finnish social media channels for the past few months. The epicenter? An impressively researched infographic that was taken from a news story published by Tufts University alumni, showing the current state of evolution in 50 of the world’s leading digital economies. According to the article, Finland’s digital economy is officially in a stall out phase.
Decision-makers in Helsinki have expressed their delight with the decision of TeliaSonera to invest 130—150 million euros in the construction of a data centre in the city.
Helsingin Sanomat reported on Monday that the telecommunications service provider has laid out plans to build a massive data centre in the Finnish capital by the end of 2017. “The building will have an immediate employment impact both during construction and use,” Mayor Jussi Pajunen (NCP) enthuses.
The District Court of Oulu has sentenced a woman born in 1979 to life imprisonment for the murders of her five newborn children in 2005—2013. In addition, she was found guilty of five counts of breach of the sanctity of the grave.
Mental health experts concluded that the woman is criminally responsible for her actions as she was suffering from no mental impairment at the time of the homicides.
The number of public libraries has decreased sharply over the past three-and-a-half decades, indicates a set of cultural statistics published by Statistics Finland.
The number of public libraries has more than halved between 1980 and 2014, from 1,600 to no more than 790. The network consisted of as many as 4,000 libraries in 1960, according to the statistics.
President Sauli Niinistö opened the third Kultaranta Talks at his official summer residence on Sunday, estimating in his opening address that online surveillance is here to stay.
“Intelligence is a central, omnipresent sector of international politics. Yet again, it is not enough to see things the way you want to see them,” he said, explaining why a task force has been assigned specifically to mull over intelligence gathering operations.
Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (Centre) has commented on a petition signed by 85 Finnish professors and research directors for an assessment of the impact of the government programme on gender equality.
The signatories of the petition are concerned that the spending cuts outlined by the Government of Sipilä will predominantly affect women.
Statistics Finland reported on Thursday that overnight stays by foreign visitors decreased by roughly four per cent in April.
Overnight stays by Chinese visitors, however, jumped by 49 per cent – largely due to the travel promotion project Stopover Finland, estimates Timo Lappi, the chief executive of the Finnish Hospitality Association (Mara).
The Federal Agency for Tourism of Russia (Rosturizm) has revealed that Finland was the most popular travel destination for Russian tourists in early 2015. Rosturizm on Wednesday reported that Finland was the destination of over 705 000 of the 5.9 million Russians who travelled abroad during the first quarter of the year.
The most popular travel destinations for Russian tourists after Finland were Kazakhstan, Abkhazia and Egypt.
The spending cuts laid out by the Government would bolster the economy considerably and reduce the debt ratio by the end of the electoral term, the Bank of Finland estimates. On the other hand, they would curb economic growth and exacerbate the unemployment problem by gnawing away at aggregate demand.
Overall, the impact of the cuts on economic growth will hinge on the ability of the Government to improve the cost competitiveness of businesses, the Bank of Finland gauges.
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