Work is a remarkable part of everyday life for many of us. No matter how much one might love one’s job, work is always, among the positive aspects, also a source of encumbrance and stress. I have had a close look at the trend of young women getting burnout in my circle of friends and as a politician, I am truly worried.
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In 1891, ancestral remains belonging to the Pueblo tribes of the Mesa Verde region began a long and unexpected journey when they were taken from their resting place in Colorado, United States. A journey which culminated in them arriving halfway across the world in Finland.
This September, 129 years later, the ancestors took their final voyage when they were reunited with the tribes and laid to rest for the last time.
Onkalo, Finland’s spent fuel repository, made headlines this week when the director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency called the project a game-changer for the nuclear industry.
Onkalo will be the world’s first deep geological repository for spent nuclear fuel. It is currently under construction in Eurajoki, West Finland, and will be situated close to the Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant.
The total budget of Norilsk Nickel's programs to reduce air pollution is $ 3.6 billion, which is the largest environmental project in Russia. This was announced on Tuesday at Capital Markets Day, an event held online this year.
«On our Sulphur Programme, which consists of a variety of projects, we plan $3.6 billion between 2010 and 2030.
The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent restrictions have resulted in a record low demand for professional Santas this season.
Matti Väkeväinen, president of the Finnish Santa Claus Association (Suomalainen Joulupukkiyhdistys ry) told Iltalehti on Thursday that the situation looks bleak, as Santas have been unable to find work even at conventionally reliable engagements such as office parties and shopping malls.
THE REAL ESTATE MARKET in Finland was unusually busy in November, reports Kiinteistömaailma.
The Finnish real estate brokerage chain revealed earlier this week that it brokered the sales of 1,197 properties in old and new housing companies in November, representing an increase of 15 per cent from the corresponding period in 2019.
THE PARLIAMENTARY GROUPS of Finnish ruling parties have expressed their unanimous support for a government programme on sustainable growth that outlines the actions to be taken under the joint stimulus package of the European Union.
Minister of Finance Matti Vanhanen (Centre) on Tuesday stated in the Finnish Parliament that the stimulus package supports the recovery of both Finland and the EU.
THE SOCIAL INSURANCE INSTITUTION of Finland (Kela) disbursed roughly 13 per cent of its benefits designed to secure the livelihood of its recipient to immigrants in 2018.
Kela on Thursday revealed that its internal study has discovered that out of the 10.7 billion euros it disbursed in the benefits in 2018, 1.36 billion euros was disbursed to immigrants and 9.32 billion euros to native-born Finns.
UPM on Wednesday announced it will axe 181 employees in Finland.
Almost a half, or 80, of the employees will be let go in its pulp division, 55 in its forest management division and 46 in its global support services division. The Finnish forest industry giant will also make redundant 21 employees of its support services in four other countries of operation.
THE VACCINATIONS of Finns against the new coronavirus may begin in January, reports Helsingin Sanomat.
The daily newspaper wrote yesterday that health care professionals, elderly people and people at risk of developing serious symptoms will be the first groups to receive one of the promising vaccines that are being fast-tracked to the market.
THE FINNS PARTY overtook the Social Democratic Party with a 1.4-percentage-point surge in popular support in the latest opinion poll commissioned by YLE.
The Finnish public broadcasting company reported yesterday that the populist right-wing opposition party would win 20.9 per cent of the vote if the parliamentary elections were held today, a haul that would be 0.3 points larger than that of the Social Democrats.
THE GOVERNMENT of Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) on Wednesday came to an agreement on its strategy for deploying vaccines against the new coronavirus.
“To protect the entire population, the vaccine will be offered [for free] to everyone who wants it and who doesn’t have health-related contraindications to being vaccinated,” Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services Krista Kiuru (SDP) was quoted as saying late yesterday evening by YLE.
ABOUT A QUARTER of Finland’s laboratory-confirmed coronavirus infections have been detected in people whose mother tongue is neither Finnish, Swedish nor Sami, reports the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL).
Foreign-language speakers account for eight per cent of the population of Finland.
Politics is a battle of ideas. On a rhetorical level it can be very black and white. But in the end, it always comes down to agreeing, meddling, approaching each other, and striking deals.
Linking European Union funds to the respect of the rule of law is in the interests of all Europeans ‒ left, right or centre, net contributor or net beneficiary, East, West, North or South.
The EU’s new rule of law mechanism ‒ the decision to link EU funds to the respect of EU values ‒ is a significant achievement many of us in the European Parliament have worked for. Our political group Renew Europe was on the forefront of this fight.
In 2004 Caterina Flake co-founded Flickr in the U.S. and only 5 years later people had shared about 5 billion photos through the channel. In 2020 Flake wanted to move to Finland with her daughter. However, moving to Finland turned out to be an administrative obstacle. In my opinion, it shouldn’t be, as we would benefit from attracting people like her.