Finland's newspapers on Wednesday featured the reasons behind the defence minister's desire that the military be able to deploy 25,000 reserve troops "in a day." Influenza has descended upon Finland. Social insurance institution Kela tells tens of thousands of students to return student public support funds because they earned too much money working.
Inter-city bus and freight services and marketing company Matkahuolto has mapped all of Finland’s 75,000 bus stops over a period of years. The company can now combine data about bus routes and schedules with Google’s trip planning app, Transit, to allow commuters to use their smartphones to plan trips using public transportation.
Prime Minister Juha Sipilä took up the asylum seeker theme as he addressed the first official sitting of Parliament following the Christmas break. During his address Sipilä drew attention to the conditions that many asylum seekers left behind to travel to Europe.
Aktia Bank has announced that some 55 workers from its sales organisation would lose their jobs and that the employer-employee negotiations which began last month are now complete.
Finnish developer of one-time blockbuster mobile game Angry Birds, Rovio, has announced a new move – into publishing. The company has launched a subsidiary - Kaiken Publishing - that will produce content such as books and comics series to target a youthful audience.