Olli Rehn (Centre), the Minister of Economic Affairs, has revealed that he has asked the Energy Authority of Finland to launch an inquiry into the increases in electricity distribution charges introduced by Caruna, a power grid operator based in Espoo.
“We're evaluating our options. One of the alternatives under consideration is […] imposing a cap or maximum limit on one-time price hikes,” he said in an interview with YLE on Monday.
Finland has received too many people in too short a time, writes Anneli Jäätteenmäki (Centre), a Member of the European Parliament.
She also estimates that the immigration policy followed by the European Union has failed because it encourages people to risk their lives to seek entry to the continent by crossing the Mediterranean Sea.
Matti Alahuhta, the board chairman at the Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK), criticised the Government of Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (Centre) for its proposal to cut back on education sending in an interview on YLE TV1 on Saturday.
Alahuhta, a former chief executive at Kone, estimated that education is a strength the development of which Finland can ill-afford to neglect.
The Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions (SAK), the Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland (Akava), and the Finnish Confederation of Professionals (STTK) have all reacted to an announcement by Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (Centre) that the Government will suspend its preparatory work on competitiveness measures for the duration of the labour market talks that continued last Thursday.
The decision to suspend preparatory work on the competitiveness measures, or so-called coercive laws, will improve the negotiating environment, viewed Lauri Lyly of SAK.
The Finns Party will not be part of a coalition that intends to undermine the general applicability of collective agreements, Jari Lindström (PS), the Minister of Justice and Employment, declared at a news conference on Friday.
“We won't take part in undermining the general applicability,” he stated.
The number of sex crimes reported to law enforcement authorities crept up marginally in Finland in 2015, Seppo Kolehmainen, the National Police Commissioner, revealed in a news conference on Friday.
The number of reported sex crimes increased in comparison to the previous year by 2.7 per cent to 3,102 and that of rapes by 3.7 per cent to 1,063. Reports of child sexual abuse contrastively decreased by 12.7 per cent year-on-year, Kolehmainen highlighted.
Europe has followed an irrational policy of “who you see is who you help” regarding the refugee crisis. The more touched we have been emotionally, the more we have helped the individual in the story. A man kicked by a Hungarian camerawoman was offered a job as a football coach in Spain; parents of Aylan Kurdi, the drowned little boy who’s picture moved millions of people around the world were offered asylum in Canada; and a Syrian girl in a wheelchair got plenty of attention when she professed her love for an American soap opera in fluent English, to the point that an alternative ending to an episode was written and filmed for her sake only.
Aalto University announced on Friday that it will shed a total of 316 positions by the end of 2018.
A total of 188 staff members – 109 members of the teaching and research staff as well as 79 members of the service staff – will be laid off, while the rest of the personnel cuts will be implemented through non-renewals of fixed term contracts and other similar arrangements.
The representatives of labour market confederations sat back down at the table on Thursday for what is already their fifth attempt to agree on an alternative to the coercive measures proposed by the Finnish Government.
“A lot of work remains to be done,” tweeted Lauri Lyly, the president of the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions (SAK).
Russian authorities have denied their alleged involvement in the flow of asylum seekers across the border between Finland and Russia, Seppo Kolehmainen, the National Police Commissioner, reveals in an interview with Uusi Suomi.
“We discussed the issue at great length. Russian authorities naturally deny that authorities are responsible for anything like that,” he said on Thursday.
Economic output in Finland is substantially lower than in the rest of the Nordics and the European Union, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Although the level of income and well-being remains high in the country, the output has decreased as a result of the global economic downturn, the decline of the electronics and paper industries, and the recession in Russia, the OECD states in its latest economic survey of Finland.
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