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Poliisiylijohtaja Seppo Kolehmainen

Finland's top cop says violence by organisations must end

Finland's commissioner of police says violent behaviour carried out by organisations must be stopped. Police Commissioner Seppo Kolehmainen made the comments just days after a man died, which the victim's father says were due to injuries he received a week earlier, in a confrontation with members of a neo-Nazi group which was holding a public demonstration in downtown Helsinki. Police now confirm they have detained a member of the neo-Nazi group the Finnish Resistance Movement in connection with the crime.

Terrafame Oy:n Talvivaaran kaivoksen pohjoinen louhos huhtikuussa 2016.

Claimants walk away from compensation suits against broke Talvivaara mining firm

Droves of private property owners have begun to abandon compensation claims for environmental damage caused by waste water leaks from the former Talvivaara nickel mine in Sotkamo, eastern Finland. Others are lining up for out-of-court settlements. Few private individuals want to shoulder the risk of spending large amounts of money when the chances of reparation from the insolvent company are virtually non-existent.

Sture Fjäder

Daily: White collar union federation to go it alone, will cherry-pick areas for cooperation

Akava, the trade union confederation representing highly-skilled workers has plans to end EU-level cooperation with two other trade union federations, reports the daily Helsingin Sanomat. The paper cited confidential documents which it said revealed that the decision was driven by infighting among the groups and the white collar union’s dissatisfaction with joint lobbying efforts. Finance Minister Petteri Orpo has called on the unions to work together to help get the country's 300,000 unemployed into jobs.