Several Finnish landmarks turned the lights out on Saturday night to mark the WWF’s Earth Hour event to highlight climate change. Finland’s grid operator said that the event did not make a noticeable difference to electricity consumption.
In Finland and other EU countries summer time officially started early Sunday morning, as the time officially advanced by one hour.
A growing number of pensioners in Finland are rejoining the labour market. According to data from Statistics Finland, the number of retirees in paid work has quadrupled since the year 2000. Many are taking up work in services or sales.
Finnish companies are waking up to the business potential of Africa - some regions are even growing faster than China. Investment experts and the IMF are predicting that Africa will grow faster than Europe over the next 4 years.
The Finns Party will not vote for additional bailout packages for Greece – if the party makes it into the next administration. Chair Timo Soini said the party's MPs will be instructed not to vote in favour of additional financial support for Greece.