Carl Haglund (SFP), the Minister of Defence, has rejected the proposal by Eero Heinäluoma (SDP), the Speaker of the Parliament, to acquire JAS Gripen fighters from Sweden in a bid to promote Nordic co-operation.
“The Finnish Air Force must get the best equipment we can afford,” Haglund states.
The deadly aviation accident in Jämijärvi, Satakunta, on Sunday may have been caused by a failure in the steering system of the aircraft, officials at the Safety Investigation Authority reveal. The officials have also yet to rule out pilot error in the crash, which claimed the lives of eight parachutists.
The light utility aircraft began experiencing problems with its vertical stabiliser after ascending to an altitude of nearly four kilometres. The nose of the aircraft then dived suddenly, sending the plane into an uncontrolled tailspin.
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- Created on 22 April 2014
Stakeholders in the mobile game studio Supercell have established an investment fund that is set to invest heavily in new domestic start-ups. Initially, the fund will have 15 million euros at its disposal, the majority of which will be provided by key personnel at Supercell.
While its resources remain limited in comparison to traditional investment funds, the fund will differentiate itself by concentrating on providing seed capital – the initial capital used to launch a business.
Jan Vapaavuori, the Minister of Economic Affairs, has announced his intention to run for the position of the chairperson of the National Coalition (NCP) – and thus also for the position of the Prime Minister of Finland.
Vapaavuori revealed that he seeks to succeed the Jyrki Katainen at the helm of the NCP in a video published on his web-page on Monday.
The aviation accident that claimed the lives of eight parachutists in Jämijärvi, Satakunta, on Sunday may have been caused by the accidental deployment of a parachute, estimates Veikko Korhonen, a founding member of the Parachuting Club of Tampere.
The casualties of the crash – two women and six men – were all members of the parachuting club, the police have revealed.
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- Created on 21 April 2014
Arctech Helsinki Shipyard has been awarded the contract to build an ice-breaking supply vessel for the largest Russian shipping company, Sovcomflot, the Helsinki-based shipbuilding company announced on Monday.
The value of the order is approximately 100 million euros.
The remuneration offered for the high-powered roles in the European Union sought by Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen (NCP) far exceeds that of national policy-makers, suggests a survey published last Thursday by European Voice, a newspaper reporting on the activities of major EU institutions.
Herman Van Rompuy, the President of the European Council, earns 321,000 euros and a European Commissioner roughly 255,000 euros per year, according to the newspaper.
Eight people died when a light utility aircraft carrying parachutists crashed to the ground near the Jämijärvi Airfield in Satakunta on Sunday. The pilot and two passengers aboard the American-made Comp Air 8 were able to parachute from the aircraft in time and only sustained minor injuries.
Waste disposal services for housing companies are proving a bone of contention as the vocal opposition by waste companies has thwarted the plans to implement a national model in which municipalities invite tenders from service providers.
The municipality carries out the tendering process for waste disposal services in the Capital Region and in Tampere, with the Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority (HSY) responsible for the process in Helsinki.
Sonja Ängeslevä, a 39-year-old researcher from Helsinki, works in the games industry, but defining her job description more precisely is a trickier task.
Jyrki Katainen has witnessed the stagnation of national output and productivity first hand.
JYRKI Katainen (NCP) announced roughly a fortnight ago that he would renounce the office of the Prime Minister in June, after the National Coalition has selected a new chairperson to succeed him, prompting legislators across party lines to commend him for his patient and conciliatory efforts as Prime Minister.
- Immigrants find work in cleaning services – Vantaa has 1,352 immigrant cleaners
- Erosion of purchasing power also felt in cities
- Amusement parks vie for visitors with shops and restaurants
- Easter weekend brings warm weather and birch pollen to southern Finland
- Finland must cut emissions from transport
- More rape suspects are teenagers
- Department stores struggle, food industry thrives in Russia
- Fears quell interest in Russia travel
- Ministry poised to raise real estate tax on in-demand properties
- NCP and SDP at loggerheads over metropolitan government