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Finland: Jarkko Eloranta re-elected SAK President

NordenBladet – Jarkko Eloranta was elected the President of the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions (SAK) again. The Delegates of the organization at its Council held on Tuesday anonymously re-elected Eloranta as the President for the second term, said

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Finland: Police Day to be held virtually on 29 August

NordenBladet – The 13th Police Day will be held on 29 August with the view to promote local and personal police work and interaction with citizens, said the National Police Board in a press release. The day will be celebrated

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Finland: Top companies team up to face coronavirus

NordenBladet – Prominent Finnish companies have joined forces to increase their lead in digitalisation and the green economy, said the Confederation of Finnish Industry (EK) in a press release on Monday. Their shared vision and innovative cooperation aim to pave

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Finland: Mother’s Day awards to be handed over in 2021

NordenBladet – The mothers who were awarded this year will receive their decorations at the national Mother’s Day ceremony to be held in 2021, said a government press release. The award-giving ceremony has been deferred to next year due to

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Finland: Helsinki Design Week 2020 slated for Sept 3-13

NordenBladet – The Helsinki Design Week 2020 will be held from 3 to 13 September, said the City of Helsinki in a press release. The main exhibition, PechaKucha Night and Children’s Design Weekend will take place at the Olympic Stadium,

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YOUNG PEOPLE have found the pandemic difficult to handle. Calls to youth mental health helpline up by 25 percent

NordenBladet – Calls to a national mental health helpline for young people have increased by a quarter compared to last year, but referrals for mental health care have reduced during the pandemic. “There were a lot of contacts linked to

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Finland: Coronavirus has hit employment rates. Unemployment up by nearly 50,000 in a year

NordenBladet – Finland’s unemployment rate in July was 7.7 percent, up from 6 percent a year earlier, according to Statistics Finland. The equates to around 47,000 more people being out of work in July compared to the same month in

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POSTMEN in Finland might only ring thrice (per week) from 2022

NordenBladet – Posti says reduced volumes of letter mail are behind the proposal which, if approved, would come into force in 2022. A government working group on Wednesday suggested that state-owned mail carrier Posti reduce deliveries to three days a

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Finland: Finnair to cut 1,000 jobs in response to new travel restrictions

NordenBladet – Finnair announced it will initiate consultative negotiations with 2,800 of its staff with a view to reducing its headcount by roughly 1,000, reports Helsingin Sanomat. The Finnish majority state-owned airline cited new travel restrictions as the reason for

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Finland’s largest paper mill UPM in Kaipola to close permanently, 450 jobs lost

NordenBladet – The Finnish forestry giant UPM has announced that it will be closing its paper mill in Kaipola, the largest still in operation in Finland and the only mill to still produce newsprint paper inside the country. An estimated

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Finland: HSL to begin distributing free face masks at metro stations from tomorrow

NordenBladet – Helsinki´s public transport authority will begin distributing face masks free-of-charge to all travelers from metro stations across the city. The announcement comes after repeated studies have shown that residents of the capital are failing to follow the government’s

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Tom of Finland, aka Touko Laaksonen receives commemorative plaque outside his former home on 100th anniversary of his birth

NordenBladet – Finnish LGBT icon and celebrated erotic artist Tom of Finland, aka Touko Laaksonen, has received a commemorative plaque outside of his former Ullanlinna home today (22.Aug 2020), in celebration of the 100th anniversary of his birthday. The plaque

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Finland: Second coronavirus wave has already started in Finland, says CEO of the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS)

NordenBladet – Juha Tuominen, the CEO of the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS), said on YLE’s A-studio on Wednesday that the second wave of the new coronavirus has already hit Finland. “I’m personally of the view that the

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Estonia: Port of Tallinn (Tallinna Sadam) 2019 cargo volumes totaled 19.9 million tons, down 3.3 percent on year

NordenBladet – In 2019, the annual cargo volumes of listed Estonian port operator Port of Tallinn (Tallinna Sadam) totaled 19.9 million tons, down 3.3 percent on year, while the number of passengers served increased by 0.2 percent on year to

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Nordic alliance against terror – Five Nordic capital cities have now signed the Nordic Capital Code of Action at the Nordic Safe City Summit 2019 in Stockholm

NordenBladet – Five Nordic capital cities have now signed the Nordic Capital Code of Action at the Nordic Safe City Summit 2019 in Stockholm. The aim is to fight terror and insecurity. The five cities are Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo, Helsinki,

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Finland: Mairéad McGuinness: We need parliamentary cooperation now more than ever

NordenBladet – Ms Maireád McGuinness, the First Vice-President of the European Parliament, participated in the plenary meeting of COSAC in Helsinki on 1 – 3 December. McGuinness appreciated the dialogue in the conference: “People were getting involved, lots of questions,

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