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Report: Finnish companies must stay alert due to the rivalry between China and the United States

NordenBladet — The growing battle for economic and technological leadership between the US and China has adverse effects also on Finnish companies. In a recent report, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Confederation of Finnish Industries EK recommend that

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Implementation of the EAA has begun – aiming for a society accessible to all

NordenBladet — The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health has appointed a working group to prepare the government proposal on the implementation of the EAA in Finland.The EAA requires that both the public and private sector actors guarantee the accessibility

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Defence Forces upgrade CV9030 infantry fighting vehicles

NordenBladet — The Ministry of Defence has authorised the Defence Forces to sign an agreement with BAE Systems Hägglunds Ab, Sweden, to implement a mid-life extension of the Army’s infantry fighting vehicles CV9030. The prototype and test series will be

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Legislative amendments concerning preparedness for mass influx of migrants circulated for comments

NordenBladet — On 23 June, the Ministry of the Interior sent out for comments draft legislative amendments that would support preparedness for a possible mass influx of migrants. The need for change has been identified in the development work that

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Annual Climate Report 2021: Emissions in Finland declined in the exceptional year

NordenBladet — The Government submitted its Annual Climate Report to Parliament on Wednesday 23 June. According to the report, Finland’s emissions declined in the exceptional year, but achieving carbon neutrality by 2035 will require more and faster action also after

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Finland to participate in preparation of proposal related to hand-made glass

NordenBladet — Knowledge, techniques and skills related to hand-made glass are being prepared to be submitted to the UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Besides Finland, the multinational application coordinated by France includes Germany, Spain and the Czech

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Temporary amendments to business development aid to continue until the end of 2021

NordenBladet — Since 19 October 2020, ELY Centres have been able to grant business development aid as temporary State aid under the Finnish COVID-19 aid scheme. In addition, aid has been granted to small companies that have been in difficulties

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New act would clarify when the police may request executive assistance from the Defence Forces

NordenBladet — On 17 June, the Government submitted to Parliament a government proposal for a new act on executive assistance to the police by the Defence Forces. The key points of the proposal relate to the preparedness of the authorities,

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Government grants EUR 4.2 million to help companies manage the sudden structural change in Kemi-Tornio

NordenBladet — The Government has granted EUR 4.2 million in business aid authorisation to the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centre) of North Ostrobothnia to manage the sudden structural change in Kemi-Tornio. The funding will be

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Prime Minister Marin to attend European Council and Euro Summit

NordenBladet — Prime Minister Sanna Marin will attend the European Council meeting in Brussels on 24–25 June and the Euro Summit on 25 June.Topics to be discussed at the European Council include the EU’s COVID-19 response, economic recovery and external

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