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The Finnish government has decided not to expand a limited trial in paying people a basic income, which has drawn much international interest. Currently 2,000 unemployed Finns are receiving a flat monthly payment of €560 (£490; $685) as basic income. "The eagerness of the government is evaporating. They rejected ...
From the beginning of April, Finnish authorities introduced a new kind of residence permit for start-up entrepreneurs. According to the government, the purpose of the scheme is to try and attract new entrepreneurial activity into the country and to put Finland on a steady footing to compete internationally for ...

But contrary to universal basic income, which advocates say should apply to all citizens regardless of background, Finland's trial is targeting people in long-term unemployment. The Finnish government argued that existing unemployment benefits were so high and the system so rigid that a person who was ...
Finland will face a series of political strikes if the government moves ahead with its proposal to make it easier for small businesses to lay off employees, warns Ann Selin, the chairperson of Service Union United (PAM). “We're campaigning to make sure these don't become bills. If that ends up happening, ...
The Finnish government has continued to come under fire for its recent decision to make it easier for small businesses to lay off staff. Service Union United (PAM) on Thursday warned that almost a half a million employees will be at risk of losing their jobs if the proposal to allow businesses with no more ...
Contrary to universal basic income, however, which advocates say should apply to all citizens regardless of background, Finland's trial is only targeting people in long-term unemployment. The existing unemployment benefits were so high, the Finnish government argued, and the system so rigid, an unemployed person ...

The Finnish government has decided not to earmark funds for its much-discussed incentive programme to promote the sales of electric bicycles. ... Juhana Brotherus, the chief economist at the Mortgage Society of Finland (Hypo), stated in March that the incentive is unusually high in light of the fact that it has ...
The Finnish government is now aiming to abolish it altogether in the coming years. I recently travelled to Finland to understand how it had done this. It turns out its solution is painfully simple and blindingly obvious: give homes to homeless people. As Juha Kaakinen, who has led much of the work on ...
The Finnish government wants it to examine AI's potential within a broad spectrum of applications. “The goal is to get the business end of the steering group's work functioning well,” said Kalle Kantola, vice-president of research at VTT (Valtion Teknillinen Tutkimuskeskus), Finland's state-funded technical ...
The Government hopes a new taskforce and a £30m fund for those local authorities with high levels of rough sleeping, announced on Friday, will see them fulfil a promise to halve the number of rough sleepers by 2022 and eliminate the problem completely by 2027. Speaking to Sky News, Communities ...
In 2008, the Finnish government launched PAAVO I, a three-year plan developed using Housing First as its organizing principle with the goal of eliminating homelessness by 2015. Along with the national government, nine cities and various non-governmental organizations (NGOs) committed to the ...
The proposed legislation does not apply to the refusal of entry of foreign nationals, the government said. "Refusal of entry concerns foreign nationals who have not been granted a residence permit in Finland. With regard to removal of asylum seekers, Finland is bound by the EU Asylum Procedures ...
Petteri Orpo (NCP), the Minister of Finance, is proposing that the government trial a universal credit scheme not dissimilar to that adopted in the United Kingdom in 2013. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), he reminds, estimated in its latest country report that a universal ...
However although Finland will hold the presidency from July to December, all official summits involving heads of government and ministers will continue to be held in Brussels and Luxembourg according to established practice. Unofficial gatherings involving heads of government will also take place in ...
He has previously accused the government of ignoring cities entirely in drafting what will be the largest administrative reform ever in Finland, the social, health care and regional government reform. He has also predicted that the ... The Finnish government is swimming against the current,” says Ruoppila.
Finland's Finance Minister Petteri Orpo wants the government to schedule a new trial that would experiment with replacing the current sprawling system of Finnish state benefits with the UK's universal credit. The idea of universal credit was introduced in Britain in 2013 as a single benefit payment to replace ...
(TALLINN, Estonia) — Finland's government said Wednesday that delegates from North Korea, South Korea and the United States concluded “constructive” ... The Finnish foreign ministry said in a brief statement said that the tripartite talks were held in a positive atmosphere and were aimed at “building ...

Finland's government said Wednesday that delegates from North Korea, South Korea and the United States concluded "constructive" unofficial diplomatic talks ... The Finnish foreign ministry said in a brief statement said that the tripartite talks were held in a positive atmosphere and were aimed at "building ...
The main reasons for the positive development are the ongoing global economic upswing and the improved competitiveness of Finland. Etla estimated that wage increases will bolster the purchasing power of households and boost private consumption by roughly two per cent in 2018. The growth in private ...
With 201,124 residents, Oulu is the most populated city in northern Finland. Located 127 miles (205km) south of the Arctic Circle, The Finnish government recognised that to position Oulu as a leading tech city, efficient transport and communications would be fundamental to any strategic development plan.
The Federation of Finnish Enterprises, for example, has estimated that shortages of skilled labour are undermining the growth of more than a half of small and medium enterprises in Finland. The problem serious particularly in Greater Helsinki, Varsinais-Suomi and Ostrobothnia. Sanni Grahn-Laasonen ...
They cherish these remnants of the distant war as their own history, disliking the dismissive attitude that the Finnish government exhibits towards them. To them, these traces are a symbol of the differences between north and south Finland, as well as the marginalization of the north. They are the relics of ...
Ainur Elmgren, a project worker, told Finnish media that it was "education that raised Finland to independence," and "now it is being thrown away." Meanwhile, employers said government financing of universities has been cut back by 400 million euros (488 million U.S. dollars) since 2015, and the level of ...
The current financial compensation for taking care of children at home should be terminated as well, the report suggested. The remarks from OECD came just weeks after the current Finnish coalition government gave up a plan to reduce the compensation for taking care of under-three-year-olds at home.
The Finnish government launched its much-discussed, two-year basic income experiment at the beginning of last year. A total of 2,000 participants were selected randomly from among basic allowance, social assistance and labour market subsidy recipients to receive a monthly basic income of 560 euros ...
After 2014, the Finnish government began to launch new initiatives in cooperation with the private sector to construct a technology-partnership bridge between Finland and Asia. At its most fundamental level, the plan leveraged on Finland's international reputation as a tech-savvy and innovative force in the ...
Matti Huutola, the director of union support at the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions (SAK), has claimed that the government's focus on punitive ... Finland's unemployment rate fell by 0.4 percentage points to 8.8 per cent between January, 2017, and January, 2018, according to Statistics Finland.
According to a Bloomberg report, the Finnish government has seized (and is currently in possession of) approximately 2000 bitcoins, most of which have been collected since 2016. The 2000 coins were worth just south of $40 million during the peak of the Bitcoin boom in December of 2017, and are now ...
In a report from the Finnish government, they noted that across they had around 2000 Bitcoin, in which was confiscated by authorities within the country, during raids, most of which in 2016. Their latest report covers guidelines on how they will be storing these seized cryptocurrencies, in which they ...
Finland's government released new guidelines on Tuesday that set out how law enforcement officials must handle cryptocurrencies they confiscate. The official agencies in charge of storing the cryptocurrencies will now be prohibited from placing the funds on exchanges, and must instead keep them offline ...
A day before she attacked her computer, Halminen had co-authored a big investigative piece in Finland's largest and oldest newspaper, Helsingin Sanomat. The story was based on highly classified documents about the Finnish Intelligence Research Center — a branch of the military so secret that before ...
Antti Palola, the chairperson of the Finnish Confederation of Salaried Employees (STTK), has expressed its disapproval with a government decision to allow employers to hire under ... The proposal is not only unfair for young people, it is also unlikely to promote employment in Finland, views Palola.
The Finnish government is planning to conclude its much-touted universal basic income experiment at the end of a two-year study period instead of extending it. Since early 2017, the Finnish government gave 2,000 unemployed Finns between the ages of 25 and 58 an unconditional monthly payment of ...
Briefing reporters between meetings with her North Korean counterpart Ri Yong Ho, Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said the "security situation (on) the Korean Peninsula is of interest to the whole world" and that the Swedish government "values this opportunity to arrange a meeting" between the ...


 

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