There is no reason to be afraid of Russia. We have to keep a cool head despite the troubling situation in Ukraine.
Such were the turns of phrase Prime Minister Alexander Stubb (NCP) used to characterise our eastern neighbour during his first appearance on the traditional Prime Minister's Interview Hour on YLE Radio Suomi.
Investigation into alleged wrongdoings within the drug squad of the Helsinki Police Department continues to unfold, with the investigators revealing on Friday that also a handful of the subordinates of Jari Aarnio are suspected of involvement in a recently-uncovered framing attempt.
Information obtained by Helsingin Sanomat indicates that Aarnio is believed to have orchestrated an attempt to frame an innocent person as the so-called man from Pasila – an unknown suspect in a hashish smuggling ring who according to telecommunications data spent a lot of time in Pasila.
Police officers who tested a new automatic number plate recognition system say it will make a good tool for traffic monitoring. The system will be implemented in the whole country in a couple of months' time.
Significant share of children in some daycare centres in Capital Region have an immigrant background
The number of daycare children who are not Finnish- or Swedish-speakers varies greatly depending on the region.
There are vast differences in the number of children speaking a language other than Finnish or Swedish as their native language between daycare centres in the Capital Region.
The unrelenting flow of phishing attacks has yet to subdue despite the recent arrest of the suspected mastermind of the attacks, a 23-year-old Finn.
The man and his accomplices are believed to have obtained well over 500,000 euros by circulating e-mails and text messages while masquerading as collection agencies, Itella and the Finnish Customs in an attempt to acquire the online bank credentials of the recipients.
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Stand-up paddling has been this summer's hit outdoors pastime. You can now put your skills to the test on a SUP board even if you forgot to bring any cash with you as card payments are also accepted – at least at the Twenty Knots hire place.
Maria Mikkonen, an entrepreneur whose services include SUP board hire, is a typical client of the Swedish company iZettle, specialising in app and card readers that allow small businesses to accept card payments with tablets or smartphones.
Roughly a dozen customers stand by the taxi stand at the West Terminal waiting for a taxi, while driver Masawud Magaji waits in his taxi. No one gets in.
“It makes me feel bad. For two or three hours, I think about what's wrong with me, should I quit working and move out of Finland,” Ghana-born Magaji tells.
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Finland has the potential to become a proactive healthcare and personalised-medicine hotspot in Europe. Personalised healthcare using genomics data, combined with patients' medical records and a person's own health data, can also bring future cost savings.
Finland is the ideal place to do genomics research and development. It has collected robust public healthcare records for several decades. Current technological standards and new solutions are making it possible to integrate different information and begin large-scale data collection, data mining, data analytics and data interpretation using Finland's vast expertise and infrastructure in the ICT and life-sciences fields.
The reputation of Kymenlaakso as a violent region has been reinforced by a recent string of brutal or otherwise unusual violent offences.
The reputation is built on long-term statistics.
The budget proposal of the Ministry of Finance is based on unrealistic growth expectations, argues Juha Sipilä, the chairperson of the Centre.
“Last year, growth forecast for this year was 1.2 per cent, but in June the growth rate was 0.2 percentage points. The great danger is that growth will be negative also this year,” he said in Hyvinkää on Thursday.
General Gustav Hägglund, a former Commander of the Finnish Defence Forces, believes Finnish defence capabilities would be wound down if the country decided to join Nato.
Speaking during the launch event of his new book Rauhan utopia (en. The Utopia of Peace) on Thursday, Hägglund stated that it is of utmost importance for Finland to maintain a good rapport with the United States, the greatest power in the world.
- Russian visitors to spend €100m less in Finland, MaRa estimates
- DNA and TeliaSonera join forces to extend coverage to sparsely populated areas
- Finland finds niche in privacy and information security
- Ruling parties gearing up for budget session
- Digital music sales trump physical formats
- Valio to re-start exports of lactose-free products to Russia
- More than one in four young Finns have experienced sexual harassment or violence
- Survey: Helsinki public transport outperforms European competition
- NCP Chairman: Demand for increase in regular working hours was "a gambit"
- Finlayson sets its sights on Japan