Thousands of university students may have to resort to income support during the next academic year if they find themselves unable to complete their bachelor’s degree within the time covered by student allowance.
The situation stems from the changes to the student benefit system implemented in 2011, which saw the payment of student allowance split into two parts, one for the bachelor’s degree and the other for the master’s degree.
Under the current regulations, students may receive allowance for a bachelor’s degree for 37 months while allowance for a master’s degree is paid for a further 28 months, making the total number of months covered by student allowance 55.
The Environment Department of Pori has issued a statement advising against eating fish from the Kokemäenjoki at least until fish samples caught from the contaminated river have been tested for toxins.
The statement was issued after the matter was discussed with the Finnish Environment Institute and the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centre) of Varsinais-Suomi.
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A basic income would pay everyone in Finland a flat sum, regardless of need.
IF SOME people have their way, you might soon be receiving a monthly payment from the State of Finland. You won't have to apply for it or prove that you need it. In fact, it doesn't matter if you are destitute or a billionaire. Simply by living in Finland you would be eligible. This is the so-called basic income.
The European Union will not suspend its cross-border co-operation programmes with Russia, Prime Minister Alexander Stubb (NCP) has assured.
“Of course, certain other programmes may be halted in the future on a case-by-case basis, but for the present cross-border co-operation, which is very important to us, has been removed from the list of possible sanctions,” Stubb stated during a break in an extraordinary EU summit in Brussels on Wednesday.
More and more foreigners may have to spend the night on the streets of Helsinki in the future, after local authorities in early July revised instructions issued by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, stipulating that homeless people ineligible for social assistance must only be provided emergency support.
A Finnish residence permit is a precondition for eligibility for social assistance.
The next parliamentary elections will revolve around economic questions, predict the four party chairpersons who participated in a panel discussion organised as part of the annual Suomi Areena event in Pori on Tuesday.
“The main topic will be economic growth and employment,” stated Juha Sipilä, the chairperson of the Centre.
Always a bit surprising but ultimately not that different, replies Paula Ojaniemi in Café Fanny in Punavuori, Helsinki, when asked to comment on the fact that English is the primary language of service at a growing number of eateries in Helsinki.
In doing so, she summarises the views of most customers.
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American software giant Microsoft is planning on cutting as many as one thousand jobs in Finland, two sources with knowledge of the plans told Helsingin Sanomat.
One of the measures under consideration is the shut-down of Microsoft's research and product development facility in Oulu, which concentrates chiefly on the development of software solutions for budget-friendly handsets and employs roughly 500 people.
Traffic on the border between Finland and Russia would decrease substantially, if the European Union decides to go ahead with its next phase of sanctions against Russia.
MTV3 on Tuesday reported that the European Union is mulling over suspending its so-called cross-border programmes with Russia for the next seven years. The suspension, it highlighted, could cost Finland up to 200 million euros in lost subsidies due to the country's involvement in three EU-funded cross-border programmes.
Alcohol and speeding pose the greatest risks for motorists on Finnish roads during the summer months, views Paula Risikko (NCP), the Minister of Transport and Local Government.
“Annually, 7,100 people are injured and 260 killed in road traffic accidents in Finland. Despite our efforts, we haven't been able to take control of the situation,” Risikko said over the phone after participating in a discussion event in Pori on Tuesday.
Norilsk Nickel violated provisions set forth in its environmental permit by failing to detect and respond to a recent nickel leak sooner, the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centre) of Varsinais-Suomi has ruled.
Although the leak was caused by a technical failure, the personnel should have monitored the system and consequently been able to detect the leak sooner, the ELY Centre views.
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