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Union calls for restaurant compensation: full fixed costs including staff salaries

The Finnish Hospitality Association MaRa is calling on the government to fully compensate business owners in the sector for their fixes costs, including staff...

Alko sales increased in November

New figures show the number of liters of alcohol sold in Alko stores during November increased 5% compared with the previous year. There's been a...

Stockmann will sell flagship Helsinki store to pay debts

Finnish retailer Stockmann plans to sell its flagship Helsinki department store, as well as stores in Tallinn and Riga, to pay off some of...

Fazer on top, as Finland’s favourite brands revealed

An annual look at Finland's favourite brands in YouGov's BrandIndex finds a top 10 dominated by popular domestic names. The index looks at different aspects...

Number of job vacancies falls year-on-year

New figures published on Monday morning show the ongoing economic impact of the coronavirus crisis. Statistics Finland reports the number of job vacancies during...

Consumer authorities want pharmacy reforms that cut the cost of medicines

The Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority KKV says it wants to see changes in the way Finnish pharmacies operate, to cut their high profits,...

Government’s new plans to open up travel branded as “far too...

New proposals to make it easier for foreign tourists to come to Finland have been described as "far too complicated" by the Chairman of...

Shoe designer Minna Parikka to close her business

Finnish shoe designer Minna Parikka has announced she's closing down her business, with the last date to buy shoes from the online store just before...

Kokoomus proposes more streamlined process for international recruitment

The National Coalition Party Kokoomus is calling for a more streamlined approach from the government to international recruitment. Their idea is to bring together civil...

High earners revealed in annual tax day frenzy

It's the one story which dominates Finnish media every year: tax day. Today the annual tax details of the country's highest earners were under scrutiny...