A major overhaul is set to begin at Helsinki Airport as two complementary wings will be built to accommodate roughly a dozen new departure gates for long-haul aircraft. “As Finnair, among others, will increase its operations to Asia, we must provide them with new jet bridges,” explains Ville Haapasaari, the director at Helsinki Airport.
The majority state-owned airline announced in December that it is scheduled to add eight new Airbus aircraft to its fleet in 2018.
Have you recently found yourself puzzled by the cost of your insurance policy?
Many have, for insurance costs have gone up sharply. Health insurance costs have surged by 32 per cent over the past five years – meaning that if you paid 600 euros for the health insurance policies of your children in 2010, today they may cost you up to 800 euros.
The waiting staff bring out additional tables as more and more people turn out for a lunch meeting of the Finnish Society in Algarve, southern Portugal.
Raimo Luokomaa, the chairperson of the society and a long-time resident of Portugal, is surprised by the recent popularity of the monthly meetings. “One-third of them are people I don't know,” he estimates as roughly one hundred retirees sit side-by-side around the tables of a restaurant in the town of Quarteira.
People looking for a way out of a life of crime may soon request admission to a witness protection programme also in Finland. If admitted, they would be re-settled under a new identity in a new residence and, if necessary, provided other security measures.
The legislation on witness protection is set for implementation in early March.
The President of the Republic of Finland and the Cabinet Committee on Foreign and Security Policy are on Friday scheduled to mull over the participation of Finland in a military exercise hosted by the Ämari Air Base in Estonia.
Finnish Hornet jets are presently not expected to fly to the Ämari Air Base but instead take off for the exercise from airbases in Finland. Therefore, the exercise would see both American F-16 and Swedish JAS Gripen jets enter Finnish airspace.
The chairpersons of the ruling parties announced on Sunday that the proposals to divide child home care allowances between both parents and to limit the right to day care services will not be presented to the Parliament for consideration.
The proposals are part of the structural policy programme of the Government.
Toomas Hendrik Ilves, the President of Estonia, has declared his support for the provision of military assistance to Ukraine.
Ilves commented on the conflict in Ukraine while attending a public event at the University of Tallinn on Tuesday alongside Frans Timmermans, the First Vice-President of the European Commission. “If we take into account the fact that Ukraine is defending itself with 20—30-year-old weapons, it's clear that Ukraine will be the one that loses the war,” Ilves said, according to reports in the local press.
Päivi Räsänen (Christian Democrats), the Minister of the Interior, is expected to decide on the future of Antti Hartikainen as the director general of the Finnish Customs.
Hartikainen, who has faced severe criticism for his actions, is scheduled to re-assume his duties at the helm of the organisation in late May. Information obtained by Helsingin Sanomat suggests that the Customs' board of directors has unanimously demanded that Hartikainen be relieved of his duties.
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Data centres can create thousands of new jobs in Finland in the years to come.
Oxford Research estimates in a report published on Monday that investments in data centres can create up to 50,000 full-time equivalents in Finland over the next ten years. An average of 5,000 people could therefore find themselves building or working at a data centre every year.
Tokmanni Espoontori will not open its doors for another half an hour, but a few dozen people have already lined up for the re-opening of the discount shop.
Pensioners Sinikka Taponen and Jouko Pöyliö joined the line well ahead of time: they are after a gift bucket and have carefully studied the re-opening campaign flyer delivered to their home a few days earlier. “Shampoo is cheap, 2.5 euros for a big bottle. That's a 36 per cent reduction,” Taponen points out.
The Helsinki Police Department has busted a major ecstasy ring in Helsinki.
The ring is believed to have smuggled ecstasy pills from the Netherlands to Finland for distribution in Helsinki and elsewhere in the country. An estimated 50 people are suspected of involvement in the illegal activities, reveals Heikki Miettinen, the officer in charge of the investigation.
- Online surveillance is needed to guarantee the safety of Finns, intelligence chief says
- Companies lament hurdles to hiring foreigners
- SDP boasts the largest campaign budget
- Immigration accounts for 76% of population growth in Finland
- PTT foresees nationwide drop in house prices
- Rinne trusts and hopes that Greece will live up to its commitment
- Many are reluctant to pay for online services
- Finns' conception of world poverty is gloomier than reality
- Siemens mulling legal action against HKL
- Ranks of jobless grew by 27,000 last year