One person has been taken to a hospital for treatment after sustaining relatively serious injuries in a stabbing at the Rautatientori metro station in downtown Helsinki shortly after 3pm on Monday, the Helsinki Police Department has revealed.
“The police have brought two men born in the 1980s into custody on suspicion of the act,” detective inspector Heikki Kallio says, revealing that the men are tentatively suspected of aggravated assault.
Juha Sipilä, the chairperson of the Centre, estimates that the decision by Standard & Poor's to downgrade its long term sovereign debt rating on Finland is an indication that the country can no longer postpone making difficult decisions.
“The lower credit rating will in the longer term affect the borrowing costs of Finland,” the opposition leader cautions in his blog.
Jarmo Oresmaa, a senior inspector at the Regional State Administrative Agency (Avi) for Southern Finland, has dismissed allegations that posts by private bloggers could have prevented the granting of an alcohol licence to a beer and whisky event set to take place in Helsinki in late October.
Mikki Nyman, the organiser of the event, told Helsingin Sanomat on Friday that the licence was contingent on the willingness of two bloggers to remove the word whisky from all blog entries referring to the event.
Juhana Vartiainen, the director general at the Government Institute for Economic Research (VATT), estimates that Finland has a multitude of means at its disposal to lift itself out of the economic doldrums.
In particular, it is crucial to mitigate the repercussions of demographic changes to guarantee the growth of the Finnish labour force.
The Finnish Customs have registered a surge in the seizures of amphetamine, ecstasy and marijuana this year.
In particular, the amounts of amphetamine and ecstasy intercepted by customs officials have increased in comparison to the previous year. "We are experiencing a record year," confirms Hannu Sinkkonen, the chief of crime prevention at the Finnish Customs.
Some Finnish municipalities have stocked up on energy-hogging mercury-arc HBO street lights in preparation for the EU ban on their sale and manufacture set to be implemented next spring.
After the ban, the EU countries must light their streets with energy-efficient lights, such as high-pressure sodium lamps, which produce yellow light or white LED lights.
The upper age limit for opinion polls and surveys is often set at 79 years even though there are a growing number of active older people.
The library network must be maintained. Newspapers should publish paper editions also in the future. The elderly must be found places in nursing homes nearby to allow family members to visit more easily.
- Category: Business
- Created on 11 October 2014
Retailers fail to take full advantage of the data generated by their customer loyalty programmes, states Mika Rytkönen, a senior partner at Talent Vectia with twenty years of experience in developing loyalty concepts.
"It's obvious that retailers have been extremely unimaginative about offering benefits to customers – that is, other than reduced prices, points and loyalty benefits," he says.
Helsinki is a city with a rich linguistic landscape, but it is not apparent everywhere.
The Finnish capital is home to both schools with no foreign language-speaking children, as well as schools where the majority of children speak other than Finnish or Swedish as their mother tongue.
Finland's Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henriksson (Swedish People's Party) wants to give the Constitutional Law Committee time to submit its report on the proposed paternity law.
Legal experts criticised the government's proposal for new paternity law in no uncertain terms in Helsingin Sanomat on Monday, claiming it went against the constitution and the provisions set forth in inheritance law, besides being discriminatory and placing people on unequal footing depending on whether they were born to parents who were married or not. They used words such as "mistake", "tragic" and "beyond comprehension".
The District Court of Helsinki on Friday detained three men on suspicion of offences committed with terrorist intent.
A man born in 1984 was detained on suspicion of murder committed with terrorist intent and provision of training for the commission of a terrorist offence.
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