- Category: Business
- Created on 28 November 2013
Kristina Cruises has cancelled all this winter's cruises on its flagship m/s Kristina Katarina in the Canary Islands, after announcing its plans to file for debt restructuring. The cruise operator has apologised for the inconvenience, while citing plunging ticket prices and the general economic situation as the reasons for the cancellations and the restructuring plans.
The possibility of soldiers getting carried away during the exercise was not recognised.
SIX SOLDIERS have been convicted for using harsh physical interrogation techniques during a military exercise of the Finnish Defence Forces on the Gulf of Finland in June 2012. On 20 November, the District Court of Länsi-Uusimaa sentenced one soldier to a three-month probation order for assault and service offence and handed fines of 800-1,240 euro to five others. The service offence charges brought against two officers supervising the exercise, in turn, were dismissed.
The charges of violations of the Environmental Protection Act brought against three employees of Live Nation, a live-events promoter, have been dismissed by the District Court of Helsinki, Helsingin Sanomat reports. The charges stemmed from the live performances of Madonna and Bruce Springsteen at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium last year, both of which exceeded the prescribed curfew by roughly an hour.
The burial site suggests both pagan and Christian influences.
An ancient burial site unearthed in Janakkala may shed new light on life in Finland a thousand years ago. The rare discovery comprises two swords and bones that belonged to a large man.
Heinäluoma addressed a comment to ”Prime Minister Vanhanen”.
Parliamentary debate on political appointments to civil service positions was in danger of turning into a farce during Thursday’s parliamentary question time.
Internet security breaches are on a steep increase.
Internet security breaches have not only become increasingly common, but also more complicated than before. A hacker may gain access to a company’s information systems even through the workplace canteen’s website.
Centre and Left Alliance announce 17 candidates for the 2014 European Parliament elections.
THE LEFT Alliance has nominated 17 candidates for the forthcoming European Parliament elections, after its leadership voted on Sunday against withdrawing from the Government amid unrest arising from the planned structural reforms. Described as formidable by chairman Paavo Arhinmäki, the candidate list represents the party’s bid to reclaim at least one seat in the European Parliament after a four-year absence.
Riku Aalto, the chairman of the Finnish Metalworkers' Union, has proposed that the union deepen its collaboration – or even merge with – one or more members of the Council of Finnish Industrial Unions (TP). “The unions part of it are closest to our framework,” Aalto views. The collaboration, he suggests, could entail the consolidation of financial administration services or unemployment funds.
In an interview with Savon Sanomat, President of the Supreme Court (KKO) Pauliine Koskelo has viewed that Finnish administration of justice is in a crisis due to a lack of resolute policy-makers. “On a political level, there is no ability to take decisions, and no one considers the overall strategy,” Koskelo told the newspaper on Wednesday.
- Category: Business
- Created on 27 November 2013
Preparations for the building of two ferries ordered by ferry operator Scandlines have been suspended at STX Finland's shipyard in Turku, after the shipbuilding company failed to secure funding for the project. Jari Anttila, the CEO of STX Finland, says that the company nonetheless continues to explore other options to find a solution. STX Finland and the German-Danish ferry operator signed a letter of intent for the delivery of the ferries in early July.
Olli Rehn (Centre), the European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs, has urged the Finnish Government to introduce measures to balance the public public economy as soon as possible. If Finland continues to breach European Union rules, a financial penalty equivalent to 0.2 per cent of the gross domestic product – that is, roughly 400 million euro – may be imposed. “I wanted to say this now, so you won't ask next spring why you weren't told in time. It's important that Finland understands the rules also it has endorsed,” Rehn told STT.
- Committee proposes emergency press subsidy
- STT-Lehtikuva to axe up to 22 personnel
- SAK's Lyly calls for moderation
- Nationwide postal strike threatens Christmas deliveries
- Paatero continues as Police Commissioner
- BMI lowest near city centres
- President Koivisto turns 90
- Left Alliance votes to stay in Government
- Tieto details cuts
- Ailus steps down as Keva CEO