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.
Should the communications of Finnish Internet users be filtered through a massive sieve to detect terrorist and foreign military intelligence activities?
There are two opposing views on the issue.
Kitchen assistants, office workers and warehouse workers.
These are examples of occupational groups whose members may be denied entry to the country if authorities in Uusimaa determine that there is already a sufficient number of unemployed job-seekers in the sector in question.
The Social Democratic Party will head into April's parliamentary elections with by far the largest campaign budget, of 1.5 million euros, which represents an increase of 100,00 euros from the previous parliamentary elections.
The campaign budget is large because the Social Democrats hit the campaign trail already in August, party secretary Reijo Paananen explains.
Immigration is an increasingly important driver of population growth in Finland.
Last year, immigration accounted for 76 per cent of the population growth as the number of births decreased for the fourth consecutive year, by 1,060 year-on-year to 57,080, according to Statistics Finland.
House prices will this year decline by 0.7 per cent nationwide and by 0.5 per cent in Helsinki, forecasts Pellervo Economic Research Institute (PTT).
Ari Pauna, the chief executive at the Mortgage Society of Finland (Hypo), estimated in Monday's edition of Helsingin Sanomat that nationwide the prices of old dwellings may drop by as much as one per cent.
- 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
- No new gains for Centre, poll finds
- Police justified in shooting dead suspected axe murderer
- Vartiainen: Hard reforms needed to balance stimulus
- Lidl beats rivals in price
- Purchasing power of middle-income earners to stagnate