Tuomas Kurttila, the Ombudsman for Children in Finland, has expressed his concern over the repercussions of allowing children to use their own smartphones in the classroom on educational equality.
One in ten children in Finland, he highlights, live in a family defined as poor.
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Two in three Finnish businesses support the economic sanctions imposed against Russia in spite of the fact that the sanctions have already complicated the operations of nearly half of the businesses, finds a survey conducted by the Finnish Chamber of Commerce among its members.
Half of the respondents viewed that the sanctions against Russia are justified and well-proportioned, while 16 per cent of the respondents indicated that they would even be prepared to step up the sanctions.
Information about the search activity of Finns on Google can be utilised to forecast the Finnish unemployment rate, believes Joonas Tuhkuri, a research trainee at the Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (Etla).
In a report published on Thursday, Tuhkuri sifts through the roughly 30 million Google searches performed every day to identify a handful of unemployment-related search trends.
Alexander Stubb (NCP) is reflective two months into his tenure as Prime Minister. He speaks more slowly and deliberately – and presents no great visions.
Instead, Stubb underscores that the most significant task of his Government is to implement the decisions taken earlier. “We will implement the structural policy programme, the framework budget and the decisions in the government programme. There will be nothing new and revolutionary,” he states.
The Finnish National Board of Education (OPH) is encouraging primary schools to take better advantage of the smartphones and tablets of their pupils in teaching.
At present, only 16 per cent of primary schools allow pupils to use their own smart devices in the classroom, finds a survey carried out by the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities.
Alcohol tax rates must be lowered, the sales of wine in grocery shops permitted and the monopoly of Alko gradually dissolved, the Finns Party demands in its most recent communiqué.
The opposition party is calling for an overhaul of the Finnish alcohol policy in an attempt to tackle the problems associated with growing alcohol imports from Estonia, explains Hanna Mäntylä, the second deputy chairperson of the party.
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The retaliatory sanctions imposed by Russia will cause less problems to Stockmann than initially anticipated, estimates Hannu Penttilä, the CEO at the traditional department store chain. “Initial estimates are that these remain relatively small,” he told in a press conference on Wednesday.
According to Penttilä, only a small share of the products exported to Russia by Stockmann are affected by the import bans.
A major brand overhaul typically costs hundreds of thousands of euros for a company the size of Itella, says Jaakko Aspara, a professor of marketing at Aalto University.
“If the company relies on help from a foreign consulting agency for example, the sum may be colossal,” he highlights.
Itella on Wednesday announced that it will revert its name to Posti Group as of 1 January 2015 upon a decision of its extraordinary general meeting. The provider of postal and logistics services changed its name from Posti to Itella in 2007.
King Digital Entertainment, a leading mobile and online game developer, has agreed to acquire Nonstop Games, a game studio founded by four Finns in 2011, for up to 100 million dollars, or 75 million euros.
Despite being founded by Finns, Nonstop Games is based in Singapore.
Prime Minister Alexander Stubb (NCP) states in an interview published in the Financial Times on Wednesday that he is determined to continue tweeting despite the criticism he received after posting pictures of himself competing in a triathlon in mid-July.
“Next weekend, I'm doing a half-Ironman. And I will tweet about it,” Stubb told the British business daily.
Regulations governing the grocery retail sector are so strict that they preclude new operators from entering the sector, says Teemu Karttunen, a research officer at the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (KKV).
“The regulations currently inhibit the construction of large retail units,” he says.
- Lifting sanctions is easy and fast if conditions are met, says Tuomioja
- Co-housing can help the lonely
- “Border management is not the answer to migration problem”
- Viruses run wild at crowded beaches
- Swimming ban lifted at four Tampere beaches linked to stomach bug outbreak
- Tuomioja: ISIS may be the most ruthless terrorist organisation of our time
- Sanctions cloud outlook for S Group
- Operations of dating site verge on illegality, professor views
- Finnish parents prefer “decent” schools
- Finland faces stiff competition for lucrative overflights