Eero Heinäluoma (SDP) has revealed that he has never come across as many undecided voters on the campaign trail as he has this spring.
“I have met more people than ever before who said that they've decided to switch parties and are currently thinking about who to vote for. I predict that the elections will be full of surprises,” the Speaker of the Parliament says.
The richest one per cent of households own a growing share of all net wealth in Finland.
Data published last week by Statistics Finland indicate that the richest one per cent owned over 13 per cent of net wealth in the country in 2013, representing an increase of five percentage points from 1994.
The Ministry of Finance has downgraded its growth forecast for Finland in 2015 from roughly 1 per cent forecast in December to 0.5 per cent.
Mika Kuismanen, the head of forecasting at the Ministry of Finance, reveals that the forecast was downgraded due to the sluggish economic growth recorded late last year and the publication of revised seasonally adjusted economic indicators for the last three quarters of last year by Statistics Finland.
It is likely that the hundreds of thousands of new jobs promised by political parties cannot be filled by Finns, gauges Mika Gissler, a research professor at the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL).
The Centre and the Christian Democrats have set themselves the objective of creating 200,000 new jobs, the former over a period of ten years and the latter over an unspecified period of time.
The Christian Democratic Party will not give up the fight and will continue to seek a way to overturn the decision to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples in the next Parliament, chairperson Päivi Räsänen assures.
“The right to criticise decisions you consider misguided is part of democracy,” says Räsänen, who disapproves of the idea of same-sex marriage.
Everyone will have to compromise – except maybe for agricultural entrepreneurs, who have already suffered disproportionately.
This is how one could summarise the views of Juha Sipilä, the chairperson of the Centre Party, on the measures Finland must adopt during the next electoral term. The opposition leader has repeatedly emphasised on the campaign trail that no one should expect to get off easy.
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OP Financial Group has wrapped up negotiations with its staff and announced that it will make a maximum of 278 employees redundant.
The provider of financial services has cited drastic changes in the financial sector and, in particular, digitisation as reasons for its most recent round of belt-tightening measures. The consultative negotiations were initiated in mid-February and concerned a total of 4,300 people employed by the central cooperative of the group.
Tens of thousands of holiday-makers face an anxious wait to learn the fate of their cruises as negotiations over the collective agreement of icebreaker crew continue at midday today under the guidance of National Conciliator Minna Helle.
The Finnish Seafarers' Union and the Finnish Engineers' Association have threatened to stop all sea traffic flying the Finnish flag on Thursday at 2pm unless an agreement with Arctia Shipping, a state-owned operator of icebreakers, is reached.
Timo Soini holds the reins of a male-dominated party as the chairperson of the Finns Party: The vast majority of the Finns Party Parliamentary Group are men. The majority of Finns Party councillors are men. Men also make up 65 per cent of candidates running on the ticket of the opposition party in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
The supporter base of the party, in turn, consists largely of skilled workers and small business owners.
A group of international businessmen are about to transform the Port of HaminaKotka into a shopping paradise for passengers cruising the Baltic Sea. The Kotka Old Port – a seemingly disproportionate commercial complex for a town of 55,000 residents – would feature a shopping centre, hotels, restaurants and cinemas.
If realised in its entirety, the multi-phase development project is estimated to cost nearly 400 million euros.
A lorry measuring over 30 metres in length can haul two large, 12-metre shipping containers, explains Tuomo Vallas, the managing director of Speed Group. “You can't fit two containers onto a regular 25-metre lorry, and you definitely can't take 1.6 containers,” he says.
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