Prime Minister Alexander Stubb (NCP) on Sunday reiterated his steadfast support for free speech and open society while showing his solidarity with the victims of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris.
“An open society must be protected with openness. We'd be sending the wrong message by withdrawing and building new walls in Europe,” Stubb underscored in a press conference at the Embassy of Finland in Paris. “Security can be enhanced, but not by withdrawing or building walls.”
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Volvo on Monday announced that it will invest roughly 40 million euros in the construction of a new service centre near the Helsinki Airport.
Magnus Björklund, the managing director at Volvo Finland, revealed that the bus and truck manufacturer weighed up the economic conditions in Finland carefully before showing a green light to the investment. The company, however, is in urgent need of new facilities and confident that the time is right for the investment.
If you struggled to scrape by until your next payday last year, things are not going to get any easier this year.
The Taxpayers Association of Finland (TAF) forecasts that the purchasing power of middle-income earners – that is, people who earn roughly 3,200 euros a month – will fail to increase this year due to the tax policy pursued by the Government.
Inappropriate serving temperatures and the lack of sneeze guards are the most common hygienic problems associated with breakfasts served by hotels, restaurants and cafés in Helsinki, indicate inspections conducted by the Environment Centre of Helsinki.
Roughly 6 per cent of the establishments inspected were rated poor and 12 per cent acceptable in terms of hygiene.
The terror attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical magazine, on Wednesday serves as a reminder of the significance of freedom of speech and the press, Prime Minister Alexander Stubb (NCP) has estimated.
A game of cat and mouse over the automation of the Helsinki Metro will drag on regardless of the fact that the executive board of the Helsinki City Transport (HKL) decided in December to terminate its contracts with the supplier of the automation technology, Siemens.
Disagreements over the cost of the project were cited as a key reason for the decision.
Gyms may already be overflowing with people determined to shed the extra kilos gained during the holiday season, but beating the crowds will only become more difficult for gym-goers in the weeks to come, the representatives of several health clubs estimate.
“Early next week will be the busiest time,” estimates Marja-Liisa Galvin, a gym instructor at Motivus Ruoholahti.
Party currently revising its electoral manifesto under the guidance of Jussi Halla-aho.
SEVERAL influential members of the Finns Party have expressed their support for the demands of Jussi Halla-aho (PS) that the opposition party place greater emphasis on immigration in its electoral platform.
The value of Finnish exports fell by six per cent to roughly 4.5 billion euros in November, according to preliminary data provided by the Finnish Customs.
“The drop looks very big indeed. We were anticipating a considerably smaller decline,” concedes Aki Kangasharju, a chief economist at Nordea. He reminds, however, that monthly fluctuations in export volumes can be notable.
“The National Coalition is like a rabbit in the headlights. You can see their panic from afar,” states Antti Lindtman, the deputy chairperson of the Social Democrats.
“They are focused on speculating on government composition after the elections, while they should be focused on the task at hand.”
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AirlineRatings.com on Tuesday published its list of the safest airlines in the world for 2015, putting Qantas, the flag carrier of Australia, at the top of the list.
The remainder of the top ten was only listed in alphabetical order and, in addition to Finnair, consisted of Air New Zealand, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, EVA Air, Lufthansa and Singapore Airlines.
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