Parliament’s Finance Committee voted Thursday to grant a new decision-in-principle for the construction of a nuclear power plant by the Finnish power consortium Fennovoima. MPs from the Green League and the Centre Party opposed the vote.
The prestigious Finlandia Prize for literature has been awarded to psychologist and novelist Jussi Valtonen for his title, “They know not what they do”. The winner was selected from six finalists by business leader and academic Professor Anne Brunila.
A narrow majority of Finland’s political party leaders say they'd support an amendment to marriage laws to allow same-sex couples solemnise their unions. During an Yle election programme Wednesday evening five political chiefs said they would support gender neutral marriage; three pledged that they would oppose the measure.
The Kesko retail group has announced it has decided to cut its workforce by the equivalent of 193 fulltime positions.
In neighbouring Sweden, investors looking to set up a billion-euro business are up and running in one month. In Finland getting permission for the same level of investment can take up to four years. According to Canadian business lobbyist Matthew Wood in spite of its many advantages, investors see Finland as an obstacle course of political indecision and heavy-duty bureaucracy.