Pauliine Koskelo, the President of the Supreme Court of Finland, has expressed her disapproval at the plans of the Government to reduce appropriations for courts of law and the Finnish Prosecution Service.
“It's perfectly clear that slashing the appropriations without reforms will lead directly to poorer administration of justice,” she argues in an interview with Helsingin Sanomat.
Afghan law enforcement officers have arrested one man on suspicion of shooting to death two Finnish aid workers in the western Afghan city of Herat in July, the Governor of the Herat province, Fazlullah Wahidi, has revealed to Helsingin Sanomat.
“The police have caught the man. He is in prison,” Wahidi told over the phone from Herat. “But the investigation is still ongoing.”
- Category: Business
- Created on 13 October 2014
The Finnish Government has committed to reducing its stake in Finnair in the spring of 2019 in connection to an incentive plan thrashed out by the airline and the Finnish Air Line Pilots' Association (SLL).
The Government will, regardless, remain the majority shareholder in Finnair, with a stake of 53.5 per cent instead of the current 55.8 per cent.
One person has been taken to a hospital for treatment after sustaining relatively serious injuries in a stabbing at the Rautatientori metro station in downtown Helsinki shortly after 3pm on Monday, the Helsinki Police Department has revealed.
“The police have brought two men born in the 1980s into custody on suspicion of the act,” detective inspector Heikki Kallio says, revealing that the men are tentatively suspected of aggravated assault.
Juha Sipilä, the chairperson of the Centre, estimates that the decision by Standard & Poor's to downgrade its long term sovereign debt rating on Finland is an indication that the country can no longer postpone making difficult decisions.
“The lower credit rating will in the longer term affect the borrowing costs of Finland,” the opposition leader cautions in his blog.
Jarmo Oresmaa, a senior inspector at the Regional State Administrative Agency (Avi) for Southern Finland, has dismissed allegations that posts by private bloggers could have prevented the granting of an alcohol licence to a beer and whisky event set to take place in Helsinki in late October.
Mikki Nyman, the organiser of the event, told Helsingin Sanomat on Friday that the licence was contingent on the willingness of two bloggers to remove the word whisky from all blog entries referring to the event.
Juhana Vartiainen, the director general at the Government Institute for Economic Research (VATT), estimates that Finland has a multitude of means at its disposal to lift itself out of the economic doldrums.
In particular, it is crucial to mitigate the repercussions of demographic changes to guarantee the growth of the Finnish labour force.
The Finnish Customs have registered a surge in the seizures of amphetamine, ecstasy and marijuana this year.
In particular, the amounts of amphetamine and ecstasy intercepted by customs officials have increased in comparison to the previous year. "We are experiencing a record year," confirms Hannu Sinkkonen, the chief of crime prevention at the Finnish Customs.
Some Finnish municipalities have stocked up on energy-hogging mercury-arc HBO street lights in preparation for the EU ban on their sale and manufacture set to be implemented next spring.
After the ban, the EU countries must light their streets with energy-efficient lights, such as high-pressure sodium lamps, which produce yellow light or white LED lights.
The upper age limit for opinion polls and surveys is often set at 79 years even though there are a growing number of active older people.
The library network must be maintained. Newspapers should publish paper editions also in the future. The elderly must be found places in nursing homes nearby to allow family members to visit more easily.
- Category: Business
- Created on 11 October 2014
Retailers fail to take full advantage of the data generated by their customer loyalty programmes, states Mika Rytkönen, a senior partner at Talent Vectia with twenty years of experience in developing loyalty concepts.
"It's obvious that retailers have been extremely unimaginative about offering benefits to customers – that is, other than reduced prices, points and loyalty benefits," he says.
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