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    CTO / Lead Developer An exciting recently funded startup operating in the healthcare IT domain is looking for an CTO to join and lead (hands on) both engineering and web application development of the company.Job descriptionEternAll Sciences is an e-health startup active in Finland[…]

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    Service Coordinator, Vestas Finland, Vaasa Do you have a passion for delivering first class administration service to an organization? Do you want to be a part in an ambitious team in a dynamic environment? Then this challenge might be something for you!PositionSERVICE COORDINATOROrganizationVestas Northern Central[…]

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Harry Harkimo, a first-term Member of Parliament from Uusimaa, was tight-lipped about his future plans in a press conference held at the Finnish Parliament on Thursday, 19 April.
Harry Harkimo, a first-term Member of Parliament from Uusimaa, was tight-lipped about his future plans in a press conference held at the Finnish Parliament on Thursday, 19 April.

 

Harry Harkimo, a first-term Member of Parliament from Helsinki, declined yesterday to shed any light on his future plans in a press conference where he announced he has relinquished his membership in the National Coalition Party.

Ilta-Sanomat, however, revealed that the businessman-turned-politician is intent on establishing a political association called Liike Nyt (Eng. Movement Now).

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Harry Harkimo (NCP) has neither denied nor confirmed reports that he is involved in the establishment of a new, market-liberal political party in Finland, writes Ilta-Sanomat.
Harry Harkimo (NCP) has neither denied nor confirmed reports that he is involved in the establishment of a new, market-liberal political party in Finland, writes Ilta-Sanomat.

 

A handful of Members of Parliament are rumoured to be considering establishing a new, market-liberal party in an attempt to shake up the political landscape in Finland.

Several news outlets reported yesterday that the plan has been hatched by Harry Harkimo (NCP) and Mikael Jungner, a former party secretary of the Social Democrats. Other politicians named in the reports include Elina Lepomäki (NCP) and Antero Vartia (Greens).

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Antti Rinne, the chairperson of the Social Democratic Party, has echoed the criticism of trade unions by accusing the government of undermining the labour market position of young people.
Antti Rinne, the chairperson of the Social Democratic Party, has echoed the criticism of trade unions by accusing the government of undermining the labour market position of young people.

 

Several opposition parties have echoed the criticism of trade unions by voicing their dismay at the outcomes of the final framework session of the government of Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (Centre).

The government announced last week it will encourage businesses to hire new employees by, first, making it easier for businesses with fewer than 20 employees to lay off staff and, second, allowing employers to hire under 30-year-old unemployed job seekers on fixed-term contracts without having to justify the fixed term.

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Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (Centre) gave his weekly interview to YLE Radio Suomi in Helsinki on Sunday, 8 April.
Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (Centre) gave his weekly interview to YLE Radio Suomi in Helsinki on Sunday, 8 April.

 

Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (Centre) has revealed that his government is weighing up two revisions to the much-berated activation model for unemployment security.

“Two things are under consideration: we’ve discussed adding trainings organised by unions and independent trainings to the list of accepted [activity] measures. You’d then also be able to participate trainings on the Internet,” he stated in his weekly interview on YLE Radio Suomi on Sunday. “The objective is that the trainings promote employment.”

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The government may yet be able to agree on cuts in business subsidies, says Mika Lintilä (Centre), the Minister of Economic Development.
The government may yet be able to agree on cuts in business subsidies, says Mika Lintilä (Centre), the Minister of Economic Development.

 

A parliamentary task force appointed to review the business subsidy scheme presented its conclusions to Mika Lintilä (Centre), the Minister of Economic Affairs, on Thursday.

The task force set out specifically to identify targets for cuts in the subsidy scheme, as the majority of the subsidies are believed to be needless or outright detrimental, but ultimately failed to find an agreement on the suitable targets.

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Chairperson Antti Rinne presented the Social Democrats’ proposals for reducing inequalities in Finland in Helsinki on 22 March, 2018.
Chairperson Antti Rinne presented the Social Democrats’ proposals for reducing inequalities in Finland in Helsinki on 22 March, 2018.

 

The Social Democratic Party would emerge victorious from the parliamentary elections with a 21 per cent share of the vote if the elections were held today, according to an opinion poll commissioned by Iltalehti and Uusi Suomi.

Support for the opposition party has therefore crept up by almost a percentage point since December, allowing it to switch places at the top of the poll with the National Coalition.

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Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (Centre) says his government has begun drafting measures to improve the employment prospects of the over 600,000 people who have no upper-secondary qualifications.
Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (Centre) says his government has begun drafting measures to improve the employment prospects of the over 600,000 people who have no upper-secondary qualifications.

 

Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (Centre) says his government is preparing for the upcoming framework session by drafting measures targeted at the over 600,000 people who have no upper-secondary education qualifications.

The employment rate for that group of people is as low as 43 per cent.

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Sampo Terho (BR), the Minister for European Affairs, Culture and Sports, is disappointed with the government’s decision to back the partial re-distribution of the United Kingdom’s seats in the European Parliament.
Sampo Terho (BR), the Minister for European Affairs, Culture and Sports, is disappointed with the government’s decision to back the partial re-distribution of the United Kingdom’s seats in the European Parliament.

 

Sampo Terho (BR), the Minister for European Affairs, Culture and Sports, has accused the government of high-handedly changing its position on the re-distribution of the United Kingdom’s seats in the European Parliament.

“I understand and am very keenly aware that the prime minister leads Finland’s EU policy. But he doesn’t dictate Finland’s EU policy,” Terho stated to Uusi Suomi on Friday.

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Petteri Orpo, the Minister of Finance and chairperson of the National Coalition, addressed his fellow party members in Tampere on Saturday, 17 March, 2018.
Petteri Orpo, the Minister of Finance and chairperson of the National Coalition, addressed his fellow party members in Tampere on Saturday, 17 March, 2018.

 

Finland must not rest on its laurels when it comes to structural reforms, underscores Petteri Orpo, the Minister of Finance and chairperson of the National Coalition Party.

Orpo stated to his fellow party members in Tampere on Saturday that Prime Minister Juha Sipilä’s (Centre) government must use what is left of its term in office to carry out the government programme.

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Petteri Orpo (NCP), the Minister of Finance, has reiterated his confidence that increasing patients’ freedom of choice will improve the accessibility of social and health care services.
Petteri Orpo (NCP), the Minister of Finance, has reiterated his confidence that increasing patients’ freedom of choice will improve the accessibility of social and health care services.

 

Petteri Orpo (NCP), the Minister of Finance, has drawn amused jeers by declaring last week that the government will save Finland from a takeover by health care conglomerates.

The Finnish government faced a barrage of questions about its draft bill to increase the freedom of patients to choose their social and health care provider from opposition members during a plenary session in the Parliament on Thursday.

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“I can’t accept a pig in a poke,” says Harri Jaskari (NCP).
“I can’t accept a pig in a poke,” says Harri Jaskari (NCP).

Most National Coalition Party members have re-affirmed their commitment to the social, health care and regional government reform.

YLE on Thursday revealed that 25 of the 33 party members it surveyed announced their intention to vote for the long-discussed reform bill. The National Coalition Parliamentary Group has a total of 38 members.

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