- Category: Business
- Created on 05 April 2016
Per Thelin has resigned as the chief executive of Stockmann by mutual agreement with the board of directors.
Jukka Hienonen, the board chairman of the iconic department store operator, said in a press release yesterday that the board of directors has initiated a process to find a successor to Thelin and appointed Lauri Veijalainen, the chief financial officer at Stockmann, as an interim chief executive.
The Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS) has confirmed that it has made contact with all of the 19 patients who may have been exposed to infectious diseases following an error at HUSLAB Kamppi in Helsinki on 30 March.
“All of the patients have now been invited to a follow-up examination and offered the possibility to receive a hepatitis B vaccination by today. [...] We will cover all of the costs incurred by the patients,” Piia Aarnisalo, the chief executive of HUSLAB, stated in a press release on 1 April.
An exhibition featuring photographs of the Four Seasons in Finland, taken by seven Finnish nature photographers, will be on display in the Tehran Metro during the month of April. The exhibition will be opened in Tajrish station of the Tehran Metro on 8 April 2016. The photographs included in the exhibition were taken by Hannu Hautala, Thomas Kastin, Ari-Matti Nikula, Lasse Niskala, Minttu Saarni, Juha Sahlgren and Pertti Salolainen.
The exhibition is realised in cooperation between the Embassy of Finland in Tehran and the Tehran Metro. The Foreign Affairs Committee of the Finnish Parliament will participate in the opening of the exhibition.
The rules and practices governing the labour markets of Finland are in need of a revamp, says Mika Maliranta, a research director at the Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA) and professor at the University of Jyväskylä.
“Several parts of the rules and practices of the labour market system of Finland should be fixed soon. The transfer tax should be revoked and replaced with real estate tax increases even sooner. This would, for example, increase the dynamism of the labour markets,” he comments in his contribution to the guest blog of Libera, an independent think tank based in Helsinki.
Pertti Haaparanta, a professor of economics at Aalto University, has questioned the reluctance of Finland to resort to fiscal stimulus to claw its way out of the economic slowdown.
“The approach to stimulus policy, be it national or co-ordinated within the eurozone, is schizophrenic in Finland. The necessity of stimulus is effectively acknowledged as Finland has given its backing to the fiscal stimulus pursued by the [European Central Bank],” he writes on the Academic Blog on Economics.
Alexander Stubb, the chairperson of the National Coalition Party, has come under criticism from the right-wing quarters of his party mainly due to their disillusionment with the so-called competitiveness pact, Erkka Railo, a senior research fellow at the Centre for Parliamentary Studies of the University of Turku, analyses in an interview with Uusi Suomi.
“Stubb has disappointed the right wing as a chairperson. [He] has made promises he hasn't been able to keep,” he says.
Flammable liquids were used to set and accelerate the fire that devoured an 18th-century wooden church in Ylivieska, Northern Ostrobothnia, on 26 March, Ari Rutanen, the detective chief inspector in charge of the pre-trial investigation, reveals in a press release.
He adds that the perpetrator is likely to have broken into the church because the fire started from inside the church after the doors of the church had been locked.
Finland is the worst country in the European Union to eat, drink, smoke and vape, according to the first edition of the Nanny State Index published by the Institute of Economic Affairs, a London-based think tank promoting free market economics.
Sweden, the United Kingdom and Ireland came in second, third and fourth respectively, whereas the Czech Republic and Germany were ranked as the most liberal countries in the European Union.
The District Court of Ylivieska-Raahe has detained a man in connection with the fire that destroyed the church of Ylivieska last Saturday.
The suspect was detained for probable cause of aggravated criminal mischief as per the request of Ari Rutanen, the detective chief inspector in charge of the pre-trial investigation, on Wednesday, indicates a press release from the Oulu Police Department.
YLE has been singled out for praise for its investments in digital innovations in a report published by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.
The research centre established under the University of Oxford estimates that YLE and its British counterpart, the BBC, have managed to adapt to the rapidly changing media environment by investing in mobile platforms and encouraging a pro-digital culture where new media are perceived as opportunities rather than threats.
A walk-out staged by rail conductors in protest of the sweeping lay-offs announced by VR will grind the majority of long-distance rail traffic to a halt on Thursday, VR states in a press release published on Wednesday.
The conductors walked out of their workplaces at 3am on Thursday and are expected to return to work at 3am on Friday.
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- NCP members affirm support for Stubb in unusual letter
- Retail sales picked up in February
- Young man arrested in connection with church arson in Ylivieska
- Haglund's decision to step down a cause for self-reflection for many, says Vapaavuori
- Finland and Russia made two agreements on cross-border traffic