Finland delivers temporary housing for displaced in Ukraine | News

Once completed, the effort will provide accommodations for around 200 people. The ministry noted that the humanitarian situation in the country continues to deteriorate, with nearly 18 million people in Ukraine in need of emergency relief. Photo: Ulkoministeriö / Twitter The Finnish Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday that Finland has provided temporary housing to accommodate the displaced in the Ukrainian city of Irpen. “Temporary homes are designed for ease of assembly, disassembly and transportation according to needs. They are accessible and intended for residential use all year round. There is…

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German man attempts to cross Finland-Russia border without travel documents | News

Border guards ordered the man back to Finland after he crossed into Russia. The border crossing point in Niigama, where the German man first attempted to cross into Russia without a passport. Photo: Kale Borhonen/YL A German man on a bicycle attempted to cross the border into Russia from southeastern Finland several times on Monday. First, at the Nigama crossing point, he was informed that he could not enter Russia without a valid passport or a Russian visa. The man then left his bike about two kilometers away and walked…

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Finnish, Estonian PMs meet as countries’ bonds tighten amid changed world | News

According to the Finnish government, relations between the two countries have become “closer and broader than ever.” Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin (left) with Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas in Helsinki on Tuesday. Photo: Raul Mi / Letikova Finland’s relationship with Estonia will further strengthen once Finland also becomes a member of NATO, according to the prime minister. Sana Marine (SDP). Marin made the remarks at a joint press conference with the Estonian Prime Minister caja class On Tuesday afternoon, the leaders attended a seminar on cooperation between the two…

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Sanna Marin: Disputed Sámi Parliament law goes to parliament on Thursday | News

The Center Party has repeatedly blocked the new law. Photo: Becca Tynill/YL Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) said the government-proposed Sami Parliament Bill will be tabled in parliament on Thursday. The Center Party, a member of the ruling coalition, opposes the proposal, but Marin says it calls for time for stalling tactics. “The intention is to hold a meeting of ministers to deal with the issue this week and send the proposal to parliament,” Marin said. Speaking at a news conference ostensibly focused on Finnish-Estonian relations on Tuesday, Marin dismissed…

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Åland firm announces plans for Kokkola hydrogen plant | News

The city is located in the center of Finland’s so-called “wind energy belt”. The 300 MW plant will be built in Kokkola Industrial Park. Photo: Raila Pavola/Yellow Öland-based Flexens announced plans to build a 300-megawatt hydrogen plant in Kokkola, central Ostrobothnia, at a press conference on Tuesday. The plant will be built in Kokkola Industrial Park – a vital area for Finland’s chemical production industry – and use electrolysis to separate hydrogen from water. Hydrogen fuel from the plant provides a carbon-neutral alternative to fossil fuels. The hydrogen will also…

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November temperature record broken at several stations in Uusimaa | News

On Saturday, 25 temperatures were recorded for the station, mostly in Uusimaa. Uusimaa experienced some of the highest temperatures in late November on record. Photo: Saara Hirvonen Saturday’s temperatures were among the warmest the country had seen in late fall. About 25 weather stations saw higher temperatures than ever on Saturday, with exceptionally warm weather dominating Finland. The highest temperature ever recorded on Saturday was in Öland, where the Gomalbe meteorological station in Jomala recorded a high of 15.1 degrees, but that was not a record for that recording station.…

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Supreme Court upholds ethnic agitation conviction against former Oulu councillor Junes Lokka | News

The politician was convicted in 2020, and his conviction was upheld by an appeals court later that year. The Finnish Supreme Court ruled that Junes Lokka’s activities had nothing to do with journalism. Photo: Paulus Markkula/Yle Junes Lokka Convicted by the Supreme Court of inciting racial hatred. The former Oulu councilor will have to pay 70 daily income-related fines for posting videos from a 2016 demonstration in Helsinki to his YouTube channel. The videos included English-language videos of speeches the court ruled were inflammatory. Lokka has added subtitles in different…

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Maria Löfgren elected chair of Akava, becomes first woman to lead a trade union confederation | News

The Confederation of Trade Unions in Acava elected a new president after former leader Sture Vidder stepped down to run for Parliament. Photo: Silja Viitala/Yle Maria Lofgren She was elected to lead the Akava Federation of Trade Unions, becoming the first woman to head one of the three umbrella organizations of the Finnish labor movement. “We have to find new keys in this country for the labor market system to work again,” said Lofgren, who stressed the challenges ahead in her victory speech. She said changes in working methods threatened…

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Tuesday’s papers: Party high, Lukashenko laments, and “treasure trove” | News

A plot of land in Cebu, believed by some to house medieval treasure, was put on the market last weekend. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko threatened to nationalize foreign companies, including Finnish ones, in his country last week. Photo: Sergey Gunev/EPA Paper based in Central Finland Keskisuomalainen (ceret toysin with phylon) It reported that 22 registered political parties plan to run candidates in the 2023 parliamentary elections. This is the highest number in Finland’s history, surpassing the previous record in the last parliamentary elections in 2019 when 19 registered parties had…

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Real estate giant: “The housing market has turned downward” | News

According to one of Finland’s largest real estate companies, Huoneistokeskus, many large cities are now doing better than their surrounding municipalities when it comes to sales. This historic building was sold last January in Lahti, where the housing market was livelier than many other cities. Photo: Marjo Pirilä/Yle During the first 10 months of this year, sales of old apartments in Finland decreased by 13.8% compared to last year. However, the decline is only 1.4 percent below the five-year average, as last year saw a rebound in sales from the…

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