A street gang consisting of 13—18-year-old youngsters is believed to have committed over 70 assaults or robberies against children and young people in the capital region.
Chief inspector Tuomo Lotta reveals that roughly a dozen youngsters have been brought into custody and four detained in the course of the pre-trial investigation. “And today, on Tuesday, the police demanded that an additional three 15—17-year-old youngsters be detained over last weekend's events.”
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Neste Oil will invest considerably in its operations in Finland but also reduce as many as 250 personnel as part of the integration of its refinery operations in Porvoo and Naantali.
Sami Ryynänen, the chief shop steward in Porvoo, reveals that he knew to expect the consultative negotiations but was surprised by the scope of the rationalising measures announced by the oil refining company.
The Social Services and Health Care Committee of Helsinki approved on Tuesday a proposal for the framework of a new municipal service network, which will see the city centralise the provision of social welfare and health care services to larger units.
It refrained, however, from pinning down the number of the units.
The most pressing question was worth 300 billion euros as Jyrki Katainen (NCP) appeared before the European Parliament for his confirmation hearing on Tuesday.
Katainen faced a barrage of questions about his vision for the investment package he has been asked to compile by Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission. “How can you persuade us that [the package is] not a mythical plan that stays on paper or that is simply the re-distribution of existing money?” asked one representative.
A decision by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Policy to lower the tax on peat and bump up the feed-in tariffs for wood chips pulled the rug from under critics of the energy policy on Tuesday, only moments before the Parliament convened to discuss it.
The Centre, the Finns Party and other opposition parties have over the past two years ensured that the issue has remained at the epicentre of energy policy debate.
Kesko on Tuesday warned that it may shed a maximum of 230 positions as part of a major overhaul of its home and speciality goods trade, building and home improvement trade and food trade divisions.
The streamlining measures will not concern its Anttila, Kodin1 and K-Citymarket department stores.
The Green Parliamentary Group has unveiled its proposal on how to satisfy the electricity needs of Finnish households without additional nuclear power.
The in-principle permit of Fennovoima for the construction of a nuclear power plant in Pyhäjoki is currently under parliamentary consideration. The nuclear power plant is projected to generate roughly nine terawatt-hours of electricity per year and, thereby, to account for ten per cent of total electricity consumption in 2025.
Fortum is expected to initiate the sale of its electricity grid in Sweden by the end of October, Reuters writes, citing three sources familiar with the matter. The reported six billion euro sale could thereby be completed around the end of the first quarter of next year.
Spokespersons at Fortum declined on Monday to comment on the possible sale to Reuters.
The National Bureau of Investigation (KRP) has issued a bulletin indicating that three men were brought into custody in the capital region and nearby areas on Tuesday on suspicion of offences committed with terrorist intent.
The three Finnish citizens are believed to have taken part in the activities of a militant group abroad.
The Finnish Cabin Crew Union (SLSY) announced on Monday that it has voted in favour of a settlement proposal in the prolonged row over wages with Finnair.
The settlement will enable the struggling airline to all but meet its original savings target of 18 million euros, when the savings arising from its earlier decision to outsource cabin crew services on certain long-haul routes are also take into account, highlighted Anu Hietala of SLSY.
Minister for Foreign Affairs Erkki Tuomioja (SDP) estimates that the views of Timo Soini (PS), the chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee, are in line with the official position of the Government.
Soini emphasised in a public communique issued on Sunday that Finland must participate in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), although not in a military capacity.
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