Tighter Covid-19 restrictions for the unvaccinated go hand in hand with greater willingness to get the shot. That is the finding of an ifo study on vaccine willingness in the German-Austrian border region.
According to FINEEC’s new themed publication, the competence of pupils in basic education is even across Finland. However, there is still room for improvement in the guidance provided to learners and the adequacy of support measures at all levels of education.
For the second time, nova-Institute grants the “Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year” within the framework the “International Conference on Cellulose Fibres 2022” (2-3 February 2022). The advisory board of the conference nominated six highly interesting products, ranging from cellulose made of orange- and wood pulp to a novel technology for cellulose fibre production.
PRIME MINISTER Sanna Marin (SDP) has come under criticism for going to a nightclub following news about the coronavirus infection of Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto (Greens).
Marin went to a nightclub in Helsinki between Saturday and Sunday, after being notified of the infection and being told that other cabinet members need not quarantine themselves if they have received two vaccine injections.
PRELIMINARY DATA from Statistics Finland indicates that the prices of old dwellings in housing companies crept up by 3.6 per cent year-on-year in October.
The sales of old dwellings brokered by real estate agencies increasing by almost two per cent from the previous year, pushing up prices in all of the largest cities and major population centres except for municipalities surrounding the capital region and municipalities in Eastern Finland.
People infected with the Omicron COVID-19 variant are not permitted to leave South Africa, the country's embassy in Moscow told Sputnik on Tuesday.
"South Africa follows and enforces globally recognised COVID-19 health protocols on travel. No infected individuals are permitted to leave the country," the embassy said.
LOW TEMPERATURES will drive up electricity prices substantially in Finland on Tuesday, reports Helsingin Sanomat.
Data from Nord Pool, an electricity exchange co-owned by transmission system operators in the Baltics and Nordics, indicates that the market price of electricity will surge to about 1,000 euros per megawatt-hour at 7–8am on Tuesday.
PRIME MINISTER Sanna Marin (SDP) broke internal government instructions by going to a nightclub after being notified of her exposure to the new coronavirus on Saturday, reports Helsingin Sanomat.
Iltalehti on Tuesday revealed that a general government directive updated late last month states that the government and staff at its ministers are encouraged to avoid contact as soon as they have been notified of exposure to the virus.
Based on a request from the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health, Customs has conducted preliminary investigations into sales of alcohol from other European countries to Finland. The investigations are now complete, and criminal charges will be considered next.
The 79th awards of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will be presented in January 2022 in Los Angeles.
This year has been a difficult one for the film industry and international film festivals. The 2022 Golden Globes were in risk of not being held at all.
THE DEMAND for intensive care is rising across Finland.
YLE on Wednesday reported that a total of 54 patients are presently in intensive care with the coronavirus disease, highlighting that most of the patients are being treated outside the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS).
In the wake of national crises, such as financial crises or natural disasters, governments often raise taxes. This is the finding of a new study conducted by the ifo Institute. “The majority of tax increases made due to crises happen very quickly, either while the crisis is still happening or in the following year,” says Prof. Niklas Potrafke, Director of the ifo Center for Public Finance and Political Economy.
A novel analysis of atmospheric images and data has found that global warming makes long-lasting weather situations in the Northern hemisphere's summer months more likely, which in turn leads to more extreme weather events.
Researchers from the UT Southwestern Medical Centre have identified the characteristics of more than 100 memory-sensitive neurons that play a central role in how memories are recalled in the brain.
Christmas is approaching, and soon it will be time to show your loved ones near and far that you’re thinking about them. The mailing dates for Christmas greetings within Finland will soon be upon us. If you’re sending greetings to Europe, it is a good idea to act quickly.
A further 86 cases of the Omicron COVID variant have been reported in Britain, taking the total to 246, British health authorities confirmed Sunday.
This compares with a total of 160 on Saturday, an increase of more than 50 percent, according to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA).