Finnish MPs on Monday approved the controversial Patient Safety Act, by a vote of 109–38. One MP cast a blank vote while 51 MPs were not present. Ahead of hours of debate among legislators in Parliament on Monday, healthcare workers’ unions have said the law could effectively force nurses to
Meanwhile a leading economic think-tank predicts that the Finnish economy will enter recession by year’s end. The Ministry of Finance predicts that Finland’s gross domestic product (GDP) will grow by 1.7 percent this year but will slow to 0.5 percent in 2023 before recovering somewhat to 1.4 percent in 2024.
The majority-state-owned Finnish energy company Fortum has announced the signing of a bridge financing agreement with the Finnish state worth 2.35 billion euros. The financing arrangement will cover the company’s collateral needs in the Nordic power commodity market, Fortum said in a statement released on Tuesday morning. The deal allows
Representatives from Finland, Sweden and Turkey are to meet in Finland on Friday to discuss the two Nordic countries’ Nato applications, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs told Yle on Wednesday. Officials have not announced the exact location or agenda of the meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to review
Ukrainaa auttaneiden suomalaisten henkilötietoja on julkaistu venäjänkielisessä Telegram-ryhmässä. Osa tiedoista näyttää olevan aitoja, mutta mukana on myös valheellisia väitteitä listan henkilöistä. Venäjä-mielisessä Telegram-ryhmässä on julkaistu lista, jossa väitetään olevan Ukrainan puolella taistelevien kansainvälisten vapaaehtoisten henkilötietoja. Listalla on myös 14 väitetysti suomalaista nimeä. Ylen tietojen mukaan ainakin osa suomalaisten tiedoista on
The two Nordic nations continue to work closely together, with Finland’s Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) meeting his Swedish counterpart Ann Linde in Helsinki on Friday. Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) will visit Berlin next week at the invitation of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. In a press release, the government’s
Should Finland become a NATO member, the country would probably have to station troops in the Baltics and participate in policing the Baltic airspace, Janne Kuusela, head of the defense policy department of the Finnish Ministry of Defense, said. “I hold it very likely that Finland will be expected to