The call for a less integrated world expressed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic would lead to a loss of income and prosperity. This is according to a recent study by the ifo Institute. “Rolling back globalization, for example by bringing production back to Germany on a larger scale, would not be a solution to the current crisis,” says Lisandra Flach, Director of the ifo Center for International Economics.
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HELSINKI TRANSPORT AUTHORITIES ARE FACING MOUNTING ACCUSATIONS OF RACISM following an alleged incident in which a black teenager was violently assaulted by security staff and arrested for not having a valid ticket.
THE NATIONAL COALITION has declared its support for extending earnings-related allowance also to earners who are not members of unemployment funds.
The earnings-related allowance is an unemployment benefit that is paid only to unemployed job seekers who are members of an unemployment fund, even though 94.5 per cent of its funding stems from tax revenues and the statutory unemployment security contributions of employees and employers.
FINNISH CUSTOMS POLICE HAVE REPORTED SEIZING A RECORD NUMBER of illicit and often counterfeit nicotine products this spring, largely consisting of snus products that contain "excessive" levels of nicotine.
The 14th of July 2020, marks the fifth anniversary of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Agreement. Iran showed its good faith by engaging in negotiations to reach a diplomatic solution as called for by all Security Council Resolutions on the nuclear issue. After thirteen years of complex negotiations, in 2015 Iran and the five permanent members of the United Security Council plus Germany signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which is annexed to- and inseparable from-Resolution 2231.
THE NUMBER of serious violent offences has risen sharply during the course of this spring in Helsinki, Jari Koski, a senior detective superintendent at Helsinki Police Department, told Helsingin Sanomat on Saturday.
The number of attempted manslaughters, for instance, almost doubled from the previous year, from 14 to 27, between January and May.
A TASK FORCE appointed by the National Police Board has presented its report on police response times to Minister of the Interior Maria Ohisalo (Greens).
Establishing maximum police response times – the time it takes police officers to arrive at the scene of an incident after a call – is one of the objectives laid down in the government programme of Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP).
THE EUROPEAN UNION is continuing to mull over its response to the new security law imposed on Hong Kong by China, tells Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto (Greens).
Haavisto stated to Helsingin Sanomat on Monday that many of his colleagues from the 27-country bloc voiced their support for a joint response to the legislative change that, according to its critics, curtails protests and freedom of speech in the special administrative region of China.
AUTHORITIES, businesses and members of the media are all deemed more trustworthy than political parties in Finland, finds a survey commissioned by the Finnish Independence Fund (Sitra).
Antti Kivelä, the head of capacity for renewal at Sitra, on Wednesday described the survey results as devastating. “Finns do not trust that democracy can be realised through political parties,” he summarised.
OFFICERS at Helsinki Police Department have shed further light on the shooting that occurred in bar Pataässä in Helsinki on Wednesday.
A spokesperson at the police department revealed yesterday that the victim of the shooting was a man born in 1970. The victim was taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound in his thigh and remained in medical care with non-life-threatening injuries yesterday evening.
THE FINNISH INSTITUTE for Health and Welfare (THL) is unlikely to recommend that schools be closed in a bid to keep the coronavirus epidemic in check in Finland, Mika Salminen, the head of health security at THL, said on YLE Radio 1 on Monday.
School closures, he phrased, would definitely have to be weighed up carefully if the epidemiological situation warranted more restrictions.
SWEDEN HAS BEEN REFERRED TO THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS over a case involving alleged discrimination of Finnish-speaking children at a school in Västerås, a city in the east of the country.
A TASK FORCE at the Ministry of Justice has unveiled its proposal for updating the legislation on sex offences in Finland.
One of the most highly anticipated and much-discussed amendments in the proposal is removing the use of violence or threat of violence as the essential element of rape and replacing it with lack of consent, be it expressed or presumed.
FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC HIT FINLAND, the number of new confirmed cases is higher in the rest of the country that it is in Uusimaa, a drastic departure from Finland's COVID-19 experience that has previously seen the vas majority of cases confined to the capital region.
FINNISH AUTHORITIES ARE DUE TO OPEN AN INVESTIGATION into a fire that ripped through an elderly care home complex in Jyväskylä in the early hours of Saturday morning. No deaths or injuries were reported from the blaze.