The efforts to settle a labour dispute between Posti and its employees resumed under the guidance of the National Conciliator, Minna Helle, on Sunday afternoon but ended inconclusively a few hours later.
Helle announced on Twitter after 9pm that some progress was made in Sunday's negotiations but that no settlement was found. The negotiations will continue on Monday, according to her.
Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini (PS) has characterised the terror attacks in Paris in the early hours of Saturday as exceptionally brutal and indiscriminate slaughter of civilians. The attacks, he assured, will not be without consequences.
Soini will sit down with his counterparts from other member states of the European Union in Brussels on Monday.
The fact that Finland is currently the worst-performing economy in the eurozone has not gone unnoticed in the international media.
Telegraph and Financial Times, for example, reported on Friday that Finland has fallen to the bottom of the pack in a comparison of eurozone economies – a fact that prompted Minister of Finance Alexander Stubb (NCP) to dub the country as “the sick man of Europe” already in September.
President Sauli Niinistö has strongly condemned the terror attacks that are believed to have left 120 people dead and more than 200 injured in Paris in the early hours of Saturday.
“These terrible attacks against democracy are a crime against everybody. Finland will provide all possible support to France in the fight against terrorism,” Niinistö states according to a press release published by the Office of the President.
The legislative package that will result in dramatic changes in the terms and conditions of employment will be adopted on a permanent basis, contrary to the assurances made by the Finnish Government one month ago.
The Government has justified its decision by estimating that the legislative package cannot achieve its desired effects in three years.
Finland has edged closer to acquiring missiles from Lockheed Martin, an American defence technology company, for up to 150 million US dollars after the US State Department approved its request for the acquisition. A final decision on the sale will be taken by the US Congress.
“The matter is still under consideration in the United States. The process seems initially positive,” comments Jouko Tuloisela, a ministerial counsellor at the Ministry of Defence.
A craft beer revolution is a-brewin' in Finland – at least based on the rate at which microbreweries are popping up.
The number of breweries in the country has doubled in no more than six years – from 25 in 2008 to 49 in 2014. The vast majority of the breweries, a total of 46, are microbreweries, indicate statistics released by the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health (Valvira).
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The significance of start-ups for the national economy may remain limited, but without them the economy would be in an even worse state.
Start-ups bring foreign investments – and gradually jobs – to Finland while encouraging larger companies to modernise their functions and products by developing new ideas. They are the centre of attention this week as Slush, the self-proclaimed most important event for start-ups in Europe, brings 1,700 start-ups and 700 investors to Helsinki.
Public health care and social welfare services will undergo a historic transformation four years from now if the reform outlined by the Government last weekend comes to fruition.
A new intermediate administration consisting of decision-makers selected by a direct vote will be created in Finland to govern a total of 18 autonomous regions to be established based on the current provincial division. The first provincial elections are set to be held in 2017 or 2018.
Would the Silk Roads come back change the way we trade and end the way commerce is used as an instrument of power projection?
There is no doubt that the United States is losing its status and influence as the world’s economic leader, and this is only good for the rest of the world.
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.
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