A sense of insecurity has grown among Finns, finds a survey commissioned by the Advisory Board for Defence Information (ABDI).
“ABDI has surveyed whether the future looks more secure or insecure since 1990. Never before has the survey found such a heightened sense of insecurity. Two-thirds [of Finns] currently perceive the future as more insecure than before. The corresponding figure one year earlier was a little over one-half,” the parliamentary committee reports.
Disturbances have recently been far more common in the wireless network of TeliaSonera than those of its largest rivals, DNA and Elisa, reports Helsingin Sanomat.
The daily's report is based on data gathered by Netradar, a mobile application designed by researchers at Aalto University that allows its users to measure the performance of their Internet connections.
Alexander Stubb (NCP), the Minister of Finance, has estimated in an interview on YLE TV1 that the European Commission is unlikely to abandon the principle inscribed in the Dublin Regulation that obliges asylum seekers to file their claim in their country of first entry to the European Union.
The Financial Times reported on Wednesday that the European Commission is planning on overhauling the regulation.
WASHINGTON — Finland ranks 1st in how its domestic policies support worldwide innovation, according to an analysis released today by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a global technology policy think tank. The findings come in a new report assessing 56 countries—which together comprise close to 90 percent of the world’s economy—on the extent to which, on a per-capita basis, their economic and trade policies contribute to and detract from innovation globally.
“Robust innovation is essential for economic growth and progress,” said co-author Stephen Ezell, ITIF’s vice president for global innovation. “As countries increasingly vie for leadership in the innovation economy, they can implement policies that try to benefit only themselves but harm the production of innovation in the rest of the world. Or they can implement ‘win-win’ policies that bolster their own innovation capacity while also generating positive spillovers for the entire global economy. For innovation to flourish around the world, we need a system that is doing much more of the latter.”
A group of three expat engineers were harassed by a Finnish man identifying himself as a member of the self proclaimed vigilante group, Soldiers of Odin near Helsinki last weekend. The immigrants, who do not want their names to be published in fear of reprisal, explain their ordeal:
Timo Soini (PS), the Minister for Foreign Affairs, has commented on a report published by the Financial Times that the European Commission is intent on overhauling the so-called Dublin Regulation.
The regulation essentially stipulates that the applications of asylum seekers must be examined by the member state where they first arrive.
President Sauli Niinistö called attention to what is “seemingly an isolated incident” that may reflect the refugee situation on the border between Finland and Russia while meeting with members of the media on Tuesday.
“I'm talking about the Indian man who reportedly froze to death close to the border,” he began.
Aino-Kaisa Pekonen, the chairperson of the Left Alliance Parliamentary Group, has thrown her hat into the ring to become the next chairperson of the opposition party, Helsingin Sanomat reported on Tuesday.
“I'm in the running [for the chairmanship]. This promises to be a busy spring,” Pekonen commented on Facebook.
Lauri Lyly, the President of the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions (SAK), believes the gridlocked negotiations over a social contract could re-commence as soon as next week but declines to speculate on whether a change has taken place in the negotiating dynamics.
The Government of Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (Centre), however, has adjusted its stance on the negotiations, according to Lyly.
On 19 January 2016, Finnish environmental and architectural expertise was awarded in Tehran. The international Energy Globe Award was presented to the River Jukajoki restoration project in Eastern Finland and to the KOMITU architects’ project on the construction of a youth centre in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Helsinki Police Department has shed further light on the sex crimes that are believed to have taken place in Helsinki on New Year's Eve.
The sex crimes reported to law enforcement officers in the wake of the festivities are exceptional both in terms of their extent and nature, according to the police department. “The police are currently aware of 15 incidents of sex crimes, which can be considered an extremely large number,” the police department states in a summary released at the request of the Government's Situation Centre.
- Removal of sanctions on Iran to boost Finnish exports
- Kesko joins supermarket price war
- Integration of male asylum seekers from Middle East will be difficult, predicts Niinistö
- Väyrynen: “Finland has no time to waste in exiting the euro”
- Arve to step down as party secretary of National Coalition
- Ministers call for zero tolerance on sexual harassment
- Strikes are a fool's errand, says ex-Minister of Finance
- “Finnish rents are absurdly high”
- STTK holds out an olive branch to Government
- Soldiers of Odin denies racism allegations