The Government of Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (Centre) is set to slash appropriations for military crisis management operations.
The cutbacks laid out by the Government indicate that the number of troops participating in military peacekeeping operations is set to drop to no more than one hundred – approximately one-fifth of its current levels – at the beginning of 2017.
Investigators at the Western Uusimaa Police Department believe foul play may be involved in the disappearance of truck-loads of computers in Espoo.
The City of Espoo has misplaced over 9,600 desktops, laptops, printers and screens leased from a service provider. The pre-trial investigation was launched after a criminal report filed by the city in early December and encompasses its dealings with service providers over the past couple of years.
The opposition launched an all-out attack against the newly-appointed “right-wing” Government after Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (Centre) presented his government programme for parliamentary consideration on Tuesday.
“How dare you?” grilled Paavo Arhinmäki (Left Alliance) and Ville Niinistö (Greens).
The City of Espoo has misplaced over 9,600 desktops, laptops, printers and screens leased from a service provider.
The city filed a request for inquiry with law enforcement authorities in early December after failing in its attempts to solve the mystery of the missing devices. “The number of missing devices is astonishing. The devices apparently went missing over a several-year period,” says Mauri Suuperko, the director of public utilities services at Espoo.
Päivi Räsänen has declared that she will not seek re-election as chairperson as the Christian Democratic Party convenes for its party conference in Savonlinna in August.
She will, however, carry out her duties at the helm of the opposition party until the end of her term. “I'm grateful to have been allowed to lead the party for over ten years. I consider an increase in the efficiency of the party as my greatest achievement from this period,” she states in a press release.
Heidi Hautala (Greens), a Member of the European Parliament, has criticised the newly-appointed Minister for Foreign Affairs, Timo Soini (PS), for his comments about her inclusion on a blacklist drawn up by Russia, MTV reports.
Soini wrote in his blog on Saturday that there is no need to over-dramatise the blacklist.
- Category: Business
- Created on 01 June 2015
Finnish start-ups have truly piqued the interest of venture capitalists.
The Finnish Venture Capital Association (FVCA) has reported that relative to gross domestic product the early-stage investments received by domestic start-ups were second only to Sweden in Europe last year, outstripping countries such as Ireland, Norway, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
A proposal tabled by the European Commission to relocate asylum seekers within the European Union – including 792 from Greece and Italy to Finland – would entitle host countries to a financial incentive of 6,000 euros per asylum seeker.
Finland would thus be entitled to some 4.8 million euros.
The Government of Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (Centre) took office on Friday.
“A government with mutual trust is a strong government. Maintain this spirit,” President Sauli Niinistö stated in his address to the 14 newly-appointed cabinet members at the Presidential Palace on Friday.
Finland has slipped in a ranking of the most cost competitive economies in the world published by the International Institute for Management Development (IMD).
The country dropped from 18th to 20th place in the competitiveness ranking particularly due to a lack of foreign direct investments, according to the Switzerland-based business school. It currently ranks behind three of its four fellow Nordic countries – Norway, Denmark and Sweden.
- Category: Business
- Created on 28 May 2015
Kesko is poised to open 30 new K-supermarkets and 100 new corner shops as well as renew its chain of K-citymarkets.
The retailer unveiled its new strategy on Wednesday, declaring that it will seek profitable growth in the grocery trade, the building and home improvement trade and the car trade business segments. Kesko estimates that it will invest approximately one billion euros in the implementation of its strategy in 2015—2017.
- “African men should submit to forced sterilisations”
- Parties wrap up coalition talks
- European Commission to propose that 700 asylum seekers be relocated to Finland
- Ministry of Environment not to face closure
- Study: Consumer confidence lower in Finland than elsewhere in Nordics
- €1.6bn earmarked for roads and growth
- Only one in three Finns trust pension system
- Kankaanniemi kicked out of coalition talks
- Court overturns sentence for woman convicted of massacre plot
- Aarnio's actions under behind-the-scenes scrutiny for years, reports reveal