A public debate is likely to arise as citizens fear for their privacy.
A TASK FORCE run by the Ministry of Defence aims to draw up its bill for legislation on cyber intelligence already by next autumn, with Carl Haglund (SFP), the Minister of Defence, expected to appoint the task force by Christmas. “We estimate that if we can begin work at the turn of the year, the first draft deadline would be at the end of August,” reveals Hanna Nordström, the ministry's director of legal affairs.
The demand for doctors and nurses remains high.
IF YOU are a doctor, nurse, sales representative, practical nurses or cleaning person, the demand for your occupational skills will remain strong in the near future, suggests an occupational barometer published by the Ministry of Employment and the Economy. The barometer is based on a panel of experts' assessment of the occupations characterised by a shortage of labour over the next six months.
SDP has nominated 13 candidates for the spring's European Parliament elections.
THE PARTY council of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) nominated 13 candidates for the forthcoming European Parliament elections in a meeting in Salo on Sunday. The list of candidates includes current MEPs Liisa Jaakonsaari and Mitro Repo as well as MPs Ilkka Kantola, Johannes Koskinen, Miapetra Kumpula-Natri and Riitta Myller.
Woes of Italian and Spanish companies threaten the future of the entire eurozone.
THE EUROZONE debt crisis is not yet over, states Hélène Rey, a professor of economics at the London Business School. Deflation, the Frenchwoman views, poses a genuine threat to the region, and the European Central Bank (ECB) should consequently adopt swift measures to secure funding for small and medium businesses.
Despite challenges posed by the recession and online shopping, several new shopping centres are currently under construction in Finland.
THE LINGERING recession and the popularity of online shopping have yet to have a notable effect on shopping centres. Juha Tiuraniemi, the managing director of the Finnish Council of Shopping Centres, views that the economic uncertainty has encouraged consumers to weigh up their purchases more carefully. The impact of online shopping, in turn, remains smaller.
Falling trees injure two in Espoo and cause a railway blockage in Helsinki.
TWO PEOPLE suffered serious injuries on an outdoor trail in Ymmersta, Espoo, on Sunday evening, when a tree fell on them as the Oskari storm swept across the Helsinki region. Two ambulances and a rescue helicopter were dispatched to respond to the incident, after it was reported by passer-by.
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Drastic changes in the postal sector are projected to result in a decrease of 7,000 jobs.
POSTAGES for letters will increase considerably at the turn of the year, postal and logistics services provider Itella announced on Thursday. The postage for a first-class letter is to increase from 0.85 to 1.0 euro and the postage for a second-class letter from 0.75 to 0.90 euro. The price of second-class postage stamps will thereby increase by 20 per cent.
The sides in the dispute over the terms and conditions of employment of postal workers are scheduled to convene this afternoon to weigh up a proposal for settlement tabled by National Conciliator Esa Lonka. The proposal marks the first proposal for settlement in the contracted row, which today saw postal workers in Hämeenlinna, Pirkanmaa, South Ostrobothnia, Vaasa, Kokkola and Joensuu stage spot strikes. In addition, the Finnish Post and Logistics Union (PAU) has issued a warning of a nationwide postal workers' strike, scheduled to begin on 9 December.
Minister of Finance Jutta Urpilainen (SDP) says that the aim of the ongoing negotiations on structural reforms is to devise a clear plan with which to tackle the country's sustainability deficit. “The roadmap approved in August's budget session is today to be supplemented with concrete measures and a schedule for their introduction,” the minister asserted.
Nuclear power plant projects in Finland have to comply with stricter safety regulations in the future, after the forthcoming adoption of a new set of regulations formulated by the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Agency (STUK). The regulations have been formulated in a transparent manner in order to inform parties involved in projects in their embryonic stages what will be expected from them. “Energy companies have waited for the implementation of the new regulations, because it establishes a legal foundation and clarifies the situation considerably,” said Herkko Plit, a deputy director general at the Ministry of Employment and the Economy.
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Jan Vapaavuori (NCP), the Minister of Economic Affairs, has estimated in an interview with Hufvudstadsbladet that Talvivaara will need much more than the 40 million euro requested in its debt restructuring application. 40 million euro will not last very long, the minister told to the Swedish-language newspaper. “It's delusional to think that everything would be fine if the state only handed out the money,” said Vapaavuori.
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