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Federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor says she's "open" to amending the government's tobacco reform bill so that it clamps down harder on advertising for e-cigarettes and vape products, banning any kind of "lifestyle" advertisement. "I share some of the concerns expressed by the Quebec ...
There are also regional experiments going on in Lapland, North Savo and south-western Finland. Since most of these pilots began, the Finnish economy has begun to recover from a long period of stagnation. Some sectors, such as IT, already report labour shortages. Meanwhile unemployment figures ...

"The German, Swedish, and Finnish military commanders expressed their support for the initiative," the peshmerga official said, adding that Germany had initially agreed to sponsor the project. Omar explained that the Kurdistan Regional government (KRG), including the acting Minister of Peshmerga Affairs, Karim Sinjari, ...
Her actions set off a chain of events that lead to one of the biggest debates about security and press freedom in Finnish history. A day before she attacked her computer, Halminen had co-authored a big investigative piece in Finland's largest and oldest newspaper, Helsingin Sanomat. The story was based ...

Of all the Finnish words that are hard to translate into English, the one Finns cite most is sisu: a kind of dogged, courageous persistence regardless of ... Since independence, nearly 30% of Finland's heads of state and government have been university professors, including half its early prime ministers.
Janne Hokkanen, director of tution affairs at the Lappeenranta Technical University said that in Finland the impact of the introduction of fees will remain ... The minimum tuition fee per academic year mandated by the Finnish government is 1,500 euros, but universities are allowed to decide on their own.
The X-Road is an important fixture of Estonia's e-government, the proper and sustainable operation of which ensures the functioning of the national information system. Approximately 1,000 institutions in Estonia exchange data via the X-Road; one of the visible outputs of these exchanges is the data that ...
A day before she attacked her computer, Halminen had co-authored a big investigative piece in Finland's largest and oldest newspaper, Helsingin Sanomat. The story was based on highly classified documents about the Finnish intelligence Research Center -- a branch of the military so secret that before ...
This suggests that the new legislation governing dual citizenship currently being prepared in Finland is significantly stricter than existing laws in Germany and other nearby countries. Finnish officials have not yet determined whether Russian law prohibits dual citizens from holding government posts.
Finland faces setback in push to abolish Daylight Saving Time. Finnish MEPs in particular had thrown their weight behind the proposal to pull the plug on Daylight Saving Time. ... In January, the Finnish government indicated that it would lobby the EU to give up Daylight Savings Time. So far, Poland and ...
workers from different labor unions and unemployed people demonstrate against government's unemployment policies in downtown Helsinki, Finland, on Feb. 2, 2018. Public transportation was largely halted and many industrial branches were at standstill in Finland on Friday, as the trade unions staged ...
But while Huhtasaari and the Finns Party face a steep uphill climb, they've managed to have an effect on the election and Finnish politics at large. Years in government have allowed the party to pursue a stricter immigration policy, which in addition to Huhtasaari's tough stance, has shifted the debate during ...
The Finnish Allergy Programme 2008-2018 was initiated to reduce the burden of allergy in both patients and society. The set-up of the programme was unique. The programme was developed in co-operation with the scientific community, the Finnish government and non-governmental organisations (NGO).
Helsinki -- Finland's arms sales to Middle Eastern nations has surfaced as a hot political topic in the run-up to the country's presidential election on Jan. 28. All eight ... The Finnish government recently issued a license to Patria allowing the company to proceed with the export of spare parts. Sign up for ...
On Thursday, the Finnish Parliament started consideration of controversial intelligence law reforms that would give wide-ranging expanded powers to the security services. The government says an increased threat of terrorism necessitates a reform of the intelligence laws, especially after the terrorist attack ...

Helsinki, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- The Finnish government on Thursday dismissed the state prosecutor Matti Nissinen, after he had been fined by the Supreme Court late last year for negligence of duty through taking part in procuring services from a company controlled by his brother. The Minister for Justice ...
The Finnish government has decided prosecutor General Matti Nissinen, whom courts found guilty of misconduct, is no longer fit to continue in his position. ... Finland's government has dismissed Matti Nissinen as Prosecutor General following his conviction of official misconduct by the Supreme Court in ...
The Finnish government has set up a working group to prepare a plan to reduce business subsidies for energy by Feb. ... the removal of the rebate system would force Outokumpu into major structural changes, production transfers outside Finland and cutting staff costs in Finland," the company warned.
Finland's largest labour organisation is planning a national demonstration to protest government moves to limit access to unemployment benefits. The protest march is to take place on February 2 at a so-far-undisclosed location in Helsinki. The blue-collar Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions (SAK) ...
... the security or the foreign policy approach of Finland. "The Middle East, however, remains a strategically interesting region in the long term," the technology provider said. Kongsberg Gruppen, a Norwegian supplier of high-technology systems and solutions, owns 49.9 per cent and the Finnish government ...
Chennai: A 22-year-old woman from Finland was found dead in a lodge at Triplicane here on Wednesday morning. The woman ... police admitted Joel Santeri to Rajiv Gandhi government General hospital to bring him back to normal, as he was also under the influence of alcohol and probably drugs.
The Finnish government should consider the possibility of amending the activation model for unemployment security by allowing job seekers to satisfy the activity ... Elli Aaltonen, the director general of the Social insurance institution of Finland (Kela), has similarly expressed her hope that job seekers will be ...
"Finnish regional and competitiveness policy has always sworn by developing regional strengths. The Helsinki region, however, has not been ... capital region than Finland. The word 'urbanisation' similarly does not appear once in the government programme, titled Finland, a land of solutions. "In spite of its ...
Finland - government gives up control of Neste as stake drops below 50%. Published: 10 January 2018 02:01 PM. The government on January 4, 2018 effectively gave up control of oil refiner and biodiesel producer Neste by donating shares to a charitable foundation, Reuters cited it as saying, adding the stake may be cut ...
Finland's interior ministry has warned a skills shortage is one of the key challenges to growth and internationalisation. To this end, the Finnish government unveiled its policy programme for promoting employment-based immigration to Finland. "Competition for international talent has become so fierce that it ...
London, 8 January (Argus) -- The Finnish government has proposed bringing forward its deadline for ending coal-fired power generation to 2025 from 2030. It will examine ways of ensuring the closure of Finland's remaining 2.3GW of coal-fired capacity by the end of 2025 as part of work on the national ...
government plans to ban coal in Finland have met a heated response from Finland's power suppliers. A representative group for Finland's 260-or-so electric companies calling itself Finnish Energy has taken issue with Environment Minister Kimmo Tiilikainen's latest proposal, saying coal use will fall ...
Finland's sixth president, Baron C. G. E. Mannerheim who served from 1944 to 1946, came in fifth on the survey's ranking, with 23 percent of the vote. Marshal Mannerheim preceded his presidential term with six years of war-time duty as Commander-in-Chief of the Finnish Defence Forces. In a 2004 Yle ...
6 (Xinhua) -- Finnish energy industry reacted strongly on Saturday against the envisioned governmental option to prohibit the use of coal in 2025 instead of ... Noting that the emission created from the burning of gas is 60 percent of the level created when burning coal, Tiilikainen said the government is ...
Elli Aaltonen, the director general of the Finnish Social insurance institution (Kela), has admitted to having some concerns about the activation model and, especially, its impact on demand for other forms of financial assistance. "If the primary mean of financial assistance drops for people, they will naturally ...
"It is assumed that this would be a policy that could activate people through different mechanisms and, well, we want to find out if that's the case," said Miska Simanainen, a researcher at Kela, the government organization overseeing the trial. Finland's universal basic income experiment launched January 1, ...
The Finnish government has acceded to the demands of experts and ruled special health care outside the scope of the service vouchers to be introduced as part of the social, health care and regional government reform. The vouchers were initially proposed as a means to allow social and health care ...
The driving force behind this change is the availability of electronic records of government activity and the ability to number-crunch this data in ways that have never before been possible. Historians have immediate access to contemporary news reports of important world events. But these reports need to be ...
Finland Votes To Protect Kids From Christianity- #6 Most Popular 2017 Post ... It's a funny tale of Finland taking the well being of its children seriously. ... The Finnish government refuses to rescind The Richard Dawkins Act. Anonymous sources in the government state that the Lutheran Evangelical Church ...
Finland's government has decided to continue its popular cash-for-clunkers scheme, which gives owners of old cars a financial incentive to trade in their ... According to Pekka Rissa from the Finnish Central Organisation for Motor Trades and Repairs, there are hundreds of thousands of vehicles in Finland ...
Helsinki, Dec. 22 (Xinhua) -- The Finnish government said on Friday it granted three million euros (3.6 million U.S. dollars) to the main Finnish commercial television company, MTV for maintaining its continued television news service. The company asked for public assistance as it said maintaining the ...
If you look at Finland compared to other countries, we are doing well in education and gender equality. But if you look from a Finnish perspective, comparing the situation to what it was previously, it's worrying. The whole idea of the welfare state is under attack politically from the Right and the government is ...
The Finnish government has acceded to the demands of experts and ruled special health care outside the scope of the service vouchers to be introduced as part of the social, health care and regional government reform. The vouchers were initially proposed as a means to allow social and health care ...
The details come as another Finnish MP, Teuvo Hakkarainen, from the right-wing populist Finns Party, also apologised the morning after the party to an unspecified colleague for alleged inappropriate behaviour, according to Finnish newspaper Ilta Sanomat. The Finnish government's proposals for reform ...
... at the zinc and nickel mine of Terrafame in Sotkamo, Northern Finland. ... The Finnish government has injected roughly half-a-billion euros ...
An upcoming trip for Delhi government school teachers and principals to Finland has now become the cause for the latest tussle between ...
BRATISLAVA, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Slovakia's government approved plans on Wednesday to build armoured vehicles with the Finnish defence ...
Conservative Mr Street recently visited Finland, where he saw how the ... The scheme cost the Finnish government 240m euros and has seen ...
Finland is undergoing an unprecedented boom in mining, as documented in ... The Finnish government is committed to developing the sector, and related ...
West Midlands Mayor Andy Street has been to Finland to see how the ... The idea, which has cost the Finnish government 240m euros, has ...
Foreign Minister Timo Soini announced Friday evening that Finland ... Soini criticised the activities of the Catalan regional government, and ...
A train collided with a military vehicle at an unguarded railroad crossing in southern Finland early Thursday, killing four people and injuring 11 ...
Multi-metal company Terrafame has decided to apply to the Finnish government for a permit to recover uranium as a by-product from the ...


 

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