The Circle is a program that brings four strangers together and gives them a reason to connect. Meeting up four times in total, each participant takes it in turns to host the other three and provide the group with a task to do. The program gives participants a hands-on way of meeting new people, with each get-together having a purpose behind it and a common goal to aim towards.
In Dhaka, Bangladesh, the Bhola Slum is a consequence of the many factors that have prompted people to migrate from traditional rural livelihoods to urban centers in the precarious hope that they will find safe haven and a brighter future.
Millions of people have migrated from rural communities to urban centers in recent years, a trend that is only accelerating.
The Finnish government's bill for granting consumers greater freedom of choice over their provider of social and health care services has come under a wave of criticism after it was presented to the parliament for consideration on Tuesday.
Several members of the opposition reiterated their concerns that the bill will not satisfy the objectives set for it.
Jussi Halla-aho (PS), a Member of the European Parliament, says he is not interested in taking on a ministerial portfolio in the event that he is elected as the next chairperson of the Finns Party.
“If a clearly provocative character such as myself entered the government, it’d make it difficult for us to promote our own objectives in the government,” he explained in an interview on YLE TV1 on Saturday.
The Bank of Finland has floated the idea of introducing a mortgage lending cap in an attempt to curb borrowing amid skyrocketing house prices.
The Bank of Finland warns in its regular financial stability assessment that the housing demand that has bottled up during the last few years of sluggish economic growth could be set to erupt as the national economy continues to pick up steam.
The Ministry of Employment and the Economy has published its contentious report on business subsidies and their impact on economic growth.
Finland, the report indicates, is currently spending approximately four billion euros a year on business subsidies, a total consisting of 2.9 billion euros of tax-based and 1.1 billion euros of direct business subsidies.
Three new cabinet members were sworn in by President Sauli Niinistö on 5 May, 2017.
Jari Leppä (Centre) was appointed as the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Antti Häkkänen (NCP) as the Minister of Justice and Sampo Terho (PS) as the Minister of European Affairs, Sports and Culture.
The Deputy Chancellor of Justice has ruled that neither Minister of Transport and Communications Anne Berner (Centre) nor the Ministry of Transport and Communications acted unlawfully in intervening in the operations of the state-owned airport operator Finavia in 2015.
Berner did, on the other hand, fail to comply with the principles of ownership steering, according to the ruling issued on Wednesday.
The European Commission has published a set of official guidelines concerning forthcoming Brexit negotiations with the UK. Unanimously agreed upon by all 27 European Union countries other than the United Kingdom, the guidelines outline the EU’s intentions to protect the 3.2 million EU citizens living in the UK and the 1.2 million UK citizens living in the EU.
Western know-how can help developing nations withstand and recover from earthquakes. But to be most effective, there has to be an understanding about the facts on the ground: Modern building standards can help, but indigenous knowledge of local geography, traditional building methods and community mobilization will go a long way in helping to facilitate the adoption of new models.
Ex-Prime Minister Alexander Stubb (NCP) says he is honoured and grateful to have been nominated as the chairman of the board of Crisis Management Initiative (CMI), a Finnish non-governmental organisation dedicated to preventing and resolving conflicts around the world.
CMI was established in 2010 by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Martti Ahtisaari.
As urban areas become more crowded and commuting times longer, governments and urban planners will need to consider ways to create easier access for all – be it by walking or cycling – rather than catering to easier mobility through ever more roadways.
Cities exist for one reason: They create easy access.
President Sauli Niinistö has rubbished claims that he and the parliament do not see eye-to-eye on the direction of security policy in Finland.
“One of the downsides of this job is that some insist on forcing ideas and motives into your head that simply do not exist,” he writes in his regular column on the official website of the President of the Republic.