Finns are avid users of video-on-demand services.
A report published by the European Commission shows that after the United Kingdom the Nordics lead the way in the use of subscription-based video streaming services in Europe. Consumers in Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway spent a total of 148 million euros in video streaming services in 2013, accounting for 28.4 per cent of the spending in all of Europe.
No third parties are suspected of involvement in the deaths of the two men whose bodies were found in Laajasalo, Helsinki, last Sunday.
The National Bureau of Investigation (KRP) suspects that a 46-year-old gang member shot to death his acquaintance, a 37-year-old construction company owner, and himself in the home of the business owner. The illegal firearm used in the incident was discovered at the scene of the apparent homicide-suicide.
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The decision by Microsoft to slash 2,300 positions in Finland could not have come at a worse time. The recession has dragged on and unemployment crept up while no signs of robust economic growth are in sight.
The job cuts announced by the software behemoth are a bitter blow for Finland, summarises Vesa Vihriälä, the managing director at the Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (Etla).
Public support for President Sauli Niinistö has continued to grow steadily and hit its highest-ever level.
A recent poll by Helsingin Sanomat found that as many as 86 per cent of Finns believe Niinistö has performed his responsibilities very or relatively well. Over one-third, or 37 per cent, of the people surveyed gave Niinistö an excellent rating.
The double homicide under investigation in Laajasalo, Helsinki, took place in the home of a nearly 40-year-old construction company owner with ties to the criminal organisation United Brotherhood, suggests information obtained by Helsingin Sanomat.
Mika Ihaksinen, the officer in charge of the pre-trial investigation, declined on Tuesday to comment on the investigation due to it only being in its infancy.
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- Created on 07 July 2015
Outlook for the forest industry in Finland seems bright for the first time in a while, estimate two workers at the paper mill of Stora Enso in Anjala, Kouvola.
“It feels a bit like we can heave a sigh of relief. After a couple of tough years, things are looking bright,” says Petri Marin, 45. Marin is a process engineer with qualifications in electrical automation technology, while his 37-year-old colleague, Petri Hirvonen, is an electrician turned process engineer.
Foul play is suspected in the deaths of the two men whose bodies were found in a flat in Laajasalo, Helsinki, on Sunday.
The bodies were discovered after a bystander made a call to the emergency call centre. “They suspected that something suspicious is going on in the flat,” says senior detective superintendent Petri Rainiala, the officer in charge of the investigation at the Helsinki Police Department.
The crisis in Ukraine took centre stage as the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) began its annual session in Helsinki on Sunday, despite the absence of a full delegation from Russia.
“Ukraine will be the hot issue throughout the week,” Ilkka Kanerva, the president of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, estimated late on Sunday.
Susanna Mehtonen, a legal adviser at Amnesty Finland, reveals that the knowledge of the human rights watchdog of a scientist who purportedly defected from North Korea to Finland is limited to reports by Yonhap.
The news agency reported on Thursday that a North Korean expert in biochemical weapons defected to Finland in early June with gigabytes of evidence of human experiments.
The Croatian company that has expressed its interest in investing in the nuclear power project of Fennovoima is the brainchild of Mikhail Zhukov, the vice president of the Russian construction company Inteco.
The trade register of Croatia indicates that Zhukov is the sole founder of Migrit Energija, the subsidiary of which, Migrit Solarna Energija, is set to take a 14 per cent stake in Fennovoima.
Have you seen unfamiliar faces in the break room of your workplace? Is cheerful and excited chatter disrupting the comforting apathy that usually beclouds the open-plan office?
No wonder, for seasonal and temporary employees have stepped in for the nearly 900,000 Finns currently on their summer holiday.
- Turku Shipyard picks up another order from Germany
- Croatian energy utility to take stake in Fennovoima
- EU to scrap roaming charges
- Finnair to focus on special cargo
- Stubb: Greek talks to continue after referendum
- Helsinki's vacant homes could accommodate every resident of Imatra
- One in four Finns rely on transfer payments
- Finland comes in 37th in global well-being survey
- Crises in Africa and Middle East felt on Finnish border
- Unemployment rate hits 15-year high