The Social Democratic Party’s parliamentary group proposed on Tuesday that supplementary applications from both the Fennovoima and TVO nuclear projects should be considered by the Finnish Parliament. The announcement is in direct opposition to Monday’s recommendation from the Economic Minister to green-light only the Fennovoima project for parliamentary deliberation.
Young leaders active in local government surprised passers-by in the southern city of Hämeenlinna on Tuesday with a flash mob. The online campaign behind the event was arranged to demand better opportunities for young people to be heard and involved in political decision making.
Statistics from the second April-June 2014 quarter show a rise in the price of labour in Finland, up 2.9 percent from the corresponding quarter in 2013. This rise mirrored increases in virtually every other European Union country, show new Eurostat numbers released on Tuesday.
Local business development organisations - known as Ely-centres - are next up on the chopping block as government looks to cut spending and balance public finances. The government hopes the job cuts – up to 700 positions – will save 33 million euros by the year 2018.
Finland’s central bank says in its September forecast that global economic growth in 2014 will be lower than previously estimated. The bank is optimistic, however, that growth will begin to pick up in 2015 and 2016.