The Finns Party has seen its support rating slide to a six-year low, reports YLE.
A poll commissioned by the public broadcasting company has found that voter support for the nationalistic party declined by 1.0 percentage points to 7.6 per cent between July and August, leaving it the sixth largest political party in Finland.
Ville Niinistö, the chairperson of the Green League, has voiced his doubts about the solutions to the employment situation offered by Petteri Orpo (NCP), the Minister of Finance, and his co-workers at the Ministry of Finance.
“The greatest obstacles to employment are the high cost of housing in the capital region, the problems of inactivity traps and social security exclusion, and competitiveness in regards to skills and industrial reforms,” he argues. “Cutting wages or punishing the jobless further is not an answer to any of these.”
Entrepreneurship is a key driver of the economic recovery of Finland, states Olli Rehn (Centre), the Minister of Economic Affairs.
“We need new businesses in our country as well as people who ensure the continuity of those businesses. An entrepreneurial attitude will become increasingly important for all employees. Finland will recover with entrepreneurship and work – from an early age,” he writes in a column for Suomenmaa, the official mouthpiece of the Centre Party.
The Ministry of Finance has begun drawing up its budget proposal amid dreary economic conditions.
Martti Hetemäki, the permanent secretary at the Ministry of Finance, estimated in an interview with Helsingin Sanomat earlier this week that the Finnish Government should brace itself for more unpleasant decisions after falling short of its job creation target.
The European Commission has granted a conditional approval for the proposed takeover of the material handling and port solutions business of Terex (MHPS Terex) by Konecranes for 1.1 billion euros.
The takeover, which would create the world's leading provider of hoists, industrial cranes and handling solutions, is contingent upon Konecranes finding a buyer for its hoist and crane component-making business, Stahl Crane Systems, and the buyer being approved by the European Commission.
Both analysts and investors have expressed their disappointment with the second-quarter performance of Nokia.
The result published by the network equipment manufacturer last week is an indication of problems underlying the entire wireless network industry, estimates Bengt Nordström, the chief executive of Northstream. Nor is a turn for the better on the horizon, he adds in an interview with Tidningarnas Telegrambyrå (TT), a news agency based in Stockholm.
The research project, titled the National Birth Cohort 1987, monitored the development of mental health, behaviour and well-being of 60,000 children born in Finland in 1987 from childhood to early adulthood based on information on various health and social indicators obtained from official registers.
“Children are afraid on their way to school more often than before. Every-third child is afraid of cars driving by fast and every-fourth child of lorries and other big road vehicles. The share of children who are not afraid of anything on their way to school has dropped since 2014, [from 20 to 14 per cent],” the property and casualty insurer reports.
The Social Democratic Party has been unlucky with its recent leadership choices, says Pertti Timonen, an adjunct professor of political science at the University of Tampere.
The party, he points out, has according to a recent study on disparities in political participation seen its support rating plummet by nearly 10 percentage points among blue-collar workers, 14 percentage points among self-employed people, 11 percentage points among managerial staff members and 13 percentage points among business executives.
Amazon has mounted a recruitment campaign to dip into the talent pool left behind by Microsoft and Nokia in Finland, reports Helsingin Sanomat.
The largest online retailer in the world organised a recruitment event yesterday in Espoo and will organise another one today in Tampere to fill, for example, open product development positions in its digital books teams in Europe.
The data indicate that the value of exports rose to 4.9 billion euros, far exceeding the expectations of analysts and economists. Economists at Nordea, for example, had forecast that the value of exports would fall by 5.5–9.0 per cent from the previous year.
A woman describes her experiences of growing up in Helsinki and moving to the area called as the caliphate by Isis in a recent edition of Dabiq, a propaganda magazine published online by the terrorist organisation, both Helsingin Sanomat and STT have reported.
“I come from Finland, a ‘Christian’ nation where people do not strongly adhere to their corrupted religion,” she writes under the nom de guerre of Umm Khalid al-Finlandyyah.