DocPoint, one of the biggest documentary film festivals in the Nordic countries, brings a host of international directors to Helsinki in the coming week. Among them is Agnieszka Zwiefka, whose film ‘Queen of Silence’ gives access to the lives of the Roma, one of the most discriminated against people in Europe.
On Saturday night, a huge blaze badly damaged the large cowshed in Kalajoki, Northern Ostrobothnia.
The 20th annual Snow Castle was unveiled in Kemi, Finland on Saturday, accompanied by a dazzling fireworks display and a concert from the heavy metal band Sonata Arctica. Kemi’s Snow Castle is the biggest snow fort in the world, rebuilt every winter with a different architecture.
Finnish energy company Fortum’s plans to raise remuneration levels for its board of directors have two Finnish politicians seeing red. Social Democrat MP Pauliina Viitamies, who is also a member of the majority state-owned company’s advisory committee, says the Fortum board already receives a staggering amount in compensation.
A Finnish firm specializing in international recruiting has carried out a poll of 53 foreign executives and experts who have relocated to Finland to work, asking for their feedback on the level of service they received from Finland’s various public authorities. The survey also asked them to assess their overall contentment with life in Finland.