Monday’s Finnish newspaper press survey includes reports that big business continues to be the main driver in the economy, sentencing for crimes varies by region, different approaches to education and we may have a milder than normal winter in store.
Finnish health and safety authorities have reprimanded domestic peddlers of water with bits of silver in it for illegal advertising. The offending companies have claimed that the drink heals diseases and prevents illnesses.
Yle asked some of the 350 Finns with registered businesses in the tax haven country of Malta to explain their business dealings there. Many respondents had difficulties remembering or explaining what their company is up to, but yachts and gambling are often involved.
A man was shot overnight in the western coastal city of Pori. Police say they have apprehended the assailant.
After years of development and a number of false alarms, the first leg of the so-called Länsimetro or Helsinki metro extension into Espoo was launched for commuter traffic early Saturday morning. One researcher says a new metropolis may begin to broaden outward, but only if the work is put in.