The Finnish anti-bullying programme KiVa Koulu is gaining recognition across Europe. Last year, 40 school counsellors from seven European countries – including Belgium, Italy, Greece and Luxembourg – received training in preparation for the introduction of the research-based programme in up to hundreds of schools.
In 2012, the programme was introduced in 99 Dutch schools.
The message that resonated through the statements of Finnish lawmakers on Sunday was that Finland does not approve of the actions of Russia on the Crimean peninsula. “Threatening with violence or using it violates international law,” President Sauli Niinistö stated on Sunday, after considering the ongoing crisis with the Cabinet Committee on Foreign and Security Policy.
Inspector Juha Joutsenlahti has been handed an 80-day fine over his actions as the officer in charge of the investigation into the so-called Ulvila murder in 2006—2008. On 28 February, the District Court of Satakunta found Joutsenlahti guilty of abuse of public office, viewing that he had infringed the presumption of innocence, a central principle of the Finnish criminal law system.
Paring back of services and benefit cuts are the means for achieving economic recovery.
The government must introduce a spending cap to the public sector to foster the growth in the private sector, economic experts Bengt Holmström, Sixten Korkman and Matti Pohjola stated in their report, which was submitted to the Economic Council of Finland on 25 February.
Group exercise instructors may get paid based on the number of participants in the class.
"If only clients knew what goes on behind the scenes and perky smiles," comments a fitness instructor from Helsinki.
When Helsingin Sanomat approached fitness instructors on a website for sports and fitness professionals to ask their views and experiences of the working conditions in the field, it received dozens of responses.
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Enforced sales took place last year for almost 1,700 homes. Defaults have become as common as in the 1990s.
The space of a three-room apartment in Espoo has been emptied and floors cleaned. The ceiling fan is still. From the balcony a bifurcate pine is visible.
These three rooms and the kitchen, altogether 80.5 square metres were auctioned online last week for 133,014 euro. This is an everyday reality for the repossessor, but for the owner it was a personal tragedy.
It says OP UPS on the doorpost. "Operations officer," Lieutenant Sr. Grade James Mashiri explains.
The different coloured soldier berets reveal the operations officer's service history. Armour, the Finnish rapid deployment force, marines.
Finland's Minister for Foreign Affairs, Erkki Tuomioja (SDP), has reiterated his concerns about the situation in Ukraine, viewing that the actions of Russia on the Crimean peninsula violate international law.
“It was essentially a military seizure of Crimea carried out namely by troops commanded by the Russian government, although local and other actors also took part,” the experienced lawmaker estimated on Saturday.
Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen (NCP) is unfazed by the threats made by the Greens to abandon the Government if the permit for the construction of Fennovoima's nuclear power plant in Pyhäjoki is brought back to the Parliament for consideration.
“If they decide to do so, then they shall. But let's let them clear up the situation,” Katainen said, pointing out that the Greens appear not to have a uniform position on the matter.
Finland can only alleviate the volatile situation in Ukraine “by supporting the endeavours of the European Union,” Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen (NCP) has emphasised.
Individual countries only have a limited number of measures at their disposal to address the growing tensions in the Crimean peninsula, Katainen reminded during an event of the National Coalition in Helsinki on Saturday. For the present, he added, it seems unlikely that Finland could assume a conciliatory role in the endeavours.
Mikko Paatero, the National Police Commissioner, admits that the regulations governing the use of informants have thus far been interpreted in a variety of ways. The regulations, Paatero affirms, will consequently be harmonised and their supervision beefed up across police departments in early July.
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