Police are to investigate the accidental death of a reservist during training for a crisis management deployment to Lebanon. The incident occurred around mid-day on Thursday at the Pori Brigade in western Finland.
More than 400,000 Finnish householders or some eight percent of the population are living on incomes that are below the minimum budget of 669 euros a month – excluding housing costs. According a new report released by the National Institute for Health and Welfare THL, single dwellers, single parents, students and the unemployed are most likely to fall into this group.
Finnish network equipment company Nokia released its third quarter profit report on Thursday. While results were down, they were better than analysts expected.
Juha Sipilä’s Centre Party has selected the former head of the Finnish trotting and breeding association Mika Lintilä to replace Olli Rehn as the country’s Economic Affairs Minister. Lintilä has been a Centre Party MP since 1999, but the current ministerial appointment will be his first cabinet portfolio.
In Thursday's papers, we read that Minister of Economic Affairs Olli Rehn warned there could be further delays at the Fennovoima nuclear plant project. A former Miss Finland has added herself to the list of women accusing US Presidential Republican nominee Donald Trump of sexual harassment. And the national rail company VR now spends half a million euros fighting graffiti every year.