Economy & Business

Greens: Free university education improves Finland’s international talent retention

The Greens say they'd offer free university education for everyone who wants to study in Finland, no matter where they come from, or what their income is. It's part of a wider proposal to make it easier for foreign students...

Talks continue as more unions join postal strike

Talks to find a resolution to the ongoing postal workers strike continue on Monday at noon, after a failure to find a breakthrough over the weekend. Thousands of postal workers belonging to the Post and Logistics Union PAU have started...

Nordea banking services offline during most of Sunday

Nordea Bank customers are hit by a planned break in service during Sunday while the company tests its data systems in case of emergencies. In practice it means that from 04:00 until 10:30 card services are offline: it won't be...

Vaasa moves ahead with electric tech park, despite Tesla loss to Berlin

The City of Vaasa is dusting itself off, after losing out on a major business deal to Berlin. Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk announced on Tuesday night that his company chose the German capital as the new location for a Tesla electric...

Striking postal workers: “We’re all at risk of losing our jobs, our livelihoods”

Around two hundred striking postal workers gathered outside Posti's Helsinki headquarters on Tuesday afternoon, many wearing the distinctive bright orange hats or vests of their employer. They hoped the speeches and cheers from their protest might be heard by senior...

OP Financial Group to cut 460 positions

Finland's biggest financial group is cutting 460 positions, after two months of negotiations. OP Financial Group announced Tuesday that after talks which involved 1900 staff, the company had decided to make the job cuts in an attempt to save €18...

Striking workers set to march on Post headquarters

Striking postal workers are set to march on Posti’s headquarters in Helsinki on Tuesday, as their ongoing strike continues to hit deliveries across the country. The Post and Logistics Union PAU says up to 10,000 workers are on strike against...

Dutch company buying Cramo machinery rental

A Dutch company is buying Finnish machinery rental company Cramo for €600 million. Boels announced their takeover bid for Cramo on Monday morning, offering €13.25 per Cramo share - that's a premium of more than 30% compared to the share...

Ten thousand on strike as post union extends industrial action

Around 10,000 postal workers have gone on strike today across Finland, in action that will last until 8th December. The PAU union has called the strike in response to Posti’s attempts to move 700 parcel force workers to a new...

Talks fail to halt next week’s postal strike

Talks aimed at avoiding a two week strike by postal workers have ended without an agreement. The Union of Post and Logistics PAU met with Service Sector Employers Palta for discussions to resolve the strike which is due to begin...

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Closing time: eased restrictions on bars and restaurants come too late for some businesses

A decision to ease restrictions and allow restaurants, cafes and bars to re-open this week is welcome news for many in the industry eager...

Morning headlines: Monday 1st June 2020

Coronavirus restrictions eased today  Restrictions put in place over the last several months to slow the spread of coronavirus in Finland are being eased today....

Three Isis-linked Finnish families arrive from al-Hol refugee camp

Three Finnish families, women and children, arrived in Finland on Sunday from the al-Hol refugee camp in northern Syria. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirms...

Everything changes: Your guide to coronavirus life in Finland from 1st June

On Monday 1st June there is a whole range of new rules, regulations and recommendations coming into play as coronavirus restrictions are eased. While the...

Foreign Minister: Finland engages with China and America on problem subjects

Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) says that Finland will be taking opportunities in the coming months to press China and the USA to live...

Coronavirus round-up: Friday 29th May 2020

Here’s our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: Latest virus figures from THL New guidelines: yes, it's okay to travel around...

New guidelines: Yes, it’s okay to travel around the country

New guidelines issued by the Government on Friday confirm that yes, domestic travel is allowed again, as long as people take sensible precautions. There had...

Parliament approves new rules to open restaurants, cafes and bars

Parliament and the President approved new temporary amendments to the Communicable Diseases Act on Friday, which makes it possible for restaurants, bars and cafes...