A quarter of children and young people in Finland report being affected negatively by alcohol use at home on occasion. The most common harm stemming from alcohol use at home is fighting, something over half of this 25 percent say that they have experienced. Shame and loss of trust are also common.
Sales of consumer fireworks for ringing in the New Year began in Finland on Saturday. Other than novelties and sparklers, consumer fireworks are sold in Finland only once a year, between Christmas and New Year. By law, Finns are only allowed to use consumer fireworks for a period of eight hours, from 6 pm on New Year’s Eve to 2 am on New Year’s Day.
Finnish lottery Veikkaus says the top prize in the European lottery draw, Eurojackpot, has been won by a ten-person group in Jämsä, Central Finland. The full amount of the jackpot is 17.8 million euros.
Finnish public employment and business services (TE Services) switched to an international standard of occupational classification in June. Negative feedback on the new system is soon to lead to an updated job search function, according to the Ministry of Employment and the Economy.
The mercury will start a gradual fall once again this weekend and by Monday temperatures will be extremely cold throughout Finland. Central areas are warned that dangerously cold temperatures of up to minus 30 degrees are on the way. The cold snap should start to ease next Tuesday, however, meaning just single digit sub-zero temperatures for New Year’s.