Differences in apartment prices and their availability still pose the most important reason for changing a residential area.
The quality of an area's school does not alone determine where families with children in the metropolitan region wish to move. However, the significance of some schools in certain areas is becoming increasingly noticeable, though.
Eleven employees of the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS) face charges of negligence in the tragic death of an eight-year-old girl in Helsinki on Mother's Day 2012.
Prime Minister Alexander Stubb (National Coalition Party) would have liked Finland to have joined the western defence union NATO back in 1995, when the country joined the European Union.
"I have always spoken candidly about Finnish NATO-membership.
Matti Vanhanen, the executive director at the Finnish Family Firms Association, and Heikki Niskakangas, a professor of tax law at Aalto University, are yet again at loggerheads over inheritance tax, YLE reports.
YIT, one of the largest providers of construction services in Finland, is deeply embroiled in an escalating bribery scandal surrounding the Public Works Department of Helsinki (HKR), pre-trial documents obtained by Helsingin Sanomat suggest.
The documents contain classified information.
The early retirements of chief executives should be a thing of the past, Matti Vanhanen, the executive director at the Finnish Family Firms Association, stated while commenting on the recent decision of Pekka Laaksonen to retire as the chief executive of Valio at the age of 58.
Laaksonen has cited exhaustion as a reason for his decision.
The sun blazes down on a strawberry field located not far from the centre of Lahti. There is not even a breeze to offer relief. Keidi Vaikma, a 23-year-old Estonian, takes off her pink hooded sweatshirt and continues picking strawberries at Koivistoisen Mansikkapaikka.
Vaikma is toiling away on a strawberry field in Finland for the sixth consecutive summer to earn money for travelling. “It's easier to make money here than in Estonia,” she explains.
Prime Minister Alexander Stubb (NCP) does not subscribe to the criticism voiced by Carl Haglund (SFP), the Minister of Defence, over the recently hammered out settlement on the reform of social welfare and health care services.
Haglund in an interview with Kauppalehti on Wednesday stated that the settlement “cements” the position of public service providers.
New plastic water pipes have caused olfactory and gustatory problems over the past year.
PEX water pipes have shed chemicals that have produced unusual and easily perceptible smell and taste effects in drinking water.
According to The Ministry of the Environment and The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health problem cases have been reported around the country.
The number of people using narcotic analgesics has more than doubled in Finland over the past five years, with the number of people being reimbursed by Kela for the costs of opioid analgesics jumping from 166,000 in 2008 to 416,000 in 2013.
Today, it is not uncommon to treat mild back pain with analgesics used to manage pain in patients with cancer, points out Antti Mikkonen, a clinical lecturer in addiction medicine at the University of Turku. In particular, Mikkonen has paid attention to the increase in the use of oxycodone: while 12,800 Finns used the narcotic analgesic in 2008, last year as many as 21,700 did.
- Category: Business
- Created on 09 July 2014
58-year-old Pekka Laaksonen has cited exhaustion as the main reason for his decision to retire as the chief executive of Valio in the autumn.
In particular, Laaksonen refers to the prolonged legal dispute sparked by allegations by the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (KKV) that the traditional dairy giant has misused its dominant market position. Last month, the Market Court concurred with KKV, imposing a record-high penalty payment of 70 million euros on Valio.
- Huhtamäki acquires toehold in emerging markets
- Most Finns content with Niinistö
- Second Ideapark in Finland to open in Oulu
- Rinne admits to jitters ahead of EU début
- Hot weather unlikely to compensate for losses incurred in June
- Serious environmental offences are on the rise
- Gasum poised to build LNG import terminal in Pori
- Finland to tear down regulatory barriers to fund-raising
- Clothing retailers embrace recycling
- Arhinmäki calls for measures to curb tax evasion