Roughly half of Finns are dissatisfied with the Government of Alexander Stubb (NCP), finds a poll by Helsingin Sanomat.
The popularity of the Government has fallen in the wake of the appointment of Alexander Stubb (NCP) as Prime Minister, finds a poll commissioned by Helsingin Sanomat and carried out by TNS Gallup between November and December.
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- Created on 17 December 2014
Itella on Tuesday unveiled the new, orange logo it will adopt as part of its transformation into Posti at the beginning of next year.
The new logo and visual appearance were inspired by parcels and logistics services, whereas the colour was selected due to its widespread association with postal and logistics services. The new appearance represents both the new services and long history of Posti, according to Heikki Malinen, the CEO at Itella.
Jari Aarnio delivered “a damn convincing sales pitch,” a high-ranking member of United Brotherhood said after being asked about his 200,000 euro investment in Trevoc, a manufacturer of surveillance equipment, during police interrogations.
Yesterday marked the commencement of court proceedings in a bribery case revolving around Trevoc and Aarnio, a former detective chief inspector at the Helsinki Police Department, as well as the publication of documents related to the pre-trial investigation, which shed light on the personal finances of Aarnio and his alleged ties to the gang leader.
Danske Bank has lowered its forecast for gross domestic product growth in Finland in 2015 from 0.8 to 0.5 per cent. This year, the provider of financial services expects the Finnish economy to contract by 0.2 per cent, instead of the 0.4 per cent forecast earlier.
The preconditions for economic growth in Finland have according to Danske Bank crumbled in the face of sluggish economic growth in Russia, which is expected to continue also next year.
Timo Soini, the chairperson of the Finns Party, has revealed to Turun Sanomat that he has set his sights on his party snatching 45 seats in the upcoming parliamentary elections and, thus, becoming the largest political party in Finland.
The seats would see the opposition party also clinch six ministerial portfolios.
Six people lost their lives in two accidents on National Road 4 on Sunday.
The first of the accidents took place in Simo, Lapland, on Sunday morning, claiming the lives of the driver who caused the accident as well as a man and woman riding in the other vehicle. The second accident took place in Laukaa, Central Finland, on Sunday evening, leaving one man and two women dead.
Paula Risikko (NCP), the Minister of Transport, has voiced her grave concerns over reports that air traffic controllers in Finland have had to order civilian aircraft to alter their course in order to avoid collision with Russian military aircraft flying over the Baltic Sea with their transponders switched off.
On Friday, a passenger flight operated by SAS was ordered to alter its course for the same reason while flying over southern Sweden, en route from Copenhagen, Denmark, to Poznań, Poland.
Prime Minister Alexander Stubb (NCP) has criticised Paula Lehtomäki, Paavo Väyrynen and Seppo Kääriäinen of the Centre Party for their attempts to depart Finland from the sanctions policy adopted by the European Union toward Russia.
According to Stubb, the trio are pushing Finland into the grey area where it was during the Soviet and Cold War eras.
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- Created on 13 December 2014
A department store advertisement shows happy, colourful children jumping around in winter clothes. Among them is a girl with dark curly locks, with an African background.
Finland's multiculturalism is beginning to show in marketing and advertising.
"Advertisers want to sell their products to all families," says Fashion Models agency's owner Merja Kupiainen-Groundstroem.
Christmas gifts should be done by keeping the ethical consumption and environment in mind, believe the coordinators of two campaigns.
It's Black Friday, 28 November, the day of consumption heaven that started in the US and has started to spread to Finland. But not everyone's heading to grab the shopping trolleys to get the best out of the special discounts. Several people have gathered at the Central Railway Station to put up their own Christmas tree – decorated with electronic junk from Helsinki's recycling centre and informative posters to let people know that they are celebrating Älä osta mitään (Don't buy anything) Day.
The Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions (SAK) believes a new ministry should be established to spur economic growth and the creation of jobs in Finland.
SAK on Thursday laid out its objectives for the upcoming parliamentary elections, proposing that all matters pertaining to housing, transport and land use be transferred under the purview of the new ministry – the Ministry of Built Environment.
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