Tuesday papers – This Tuesday http://thistuesday.org/ Wed, 01 Dec 2021 05:42:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://thistuesday.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/profile-120x120.png Tuesday papers – This Tuesday http://thistuesday.org/ 32 32 Tuesday Articles: Government Talks, Slowing Vaccination Rate, Breast Cancer Breakthrough | New https://thistuesday.org/tuesday-articles-government-talks-slowing-vaccination-rate-breast-cancer-breakthrough-new/ Tue, 30 Nov 2021 07:13:56 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/tuesday-articles-government-talks-slowing-vaccination-rate-breast-cancer-breakthrough-new/ Government to meet on Tuesday to discuss new measures to deal with worsening Covid-19 situation Only 5% of the Finnish population received the third dose of the vaccine Image: Jorge Gonzalez / Yle Yle News Concerns over the new variant of the Omicron virus and the deteriorating Covid-19 situation in Finland again made national headlines […]]]>

Government to meet on Tuesday to discuss new measures to deal with worsening Covid-19 situation

Only 5% of the Finnish population received the third dose of the vaccine Image: Jorge Gonzalez / Yle

Concerns over the new variant of the Omicron virus and the deteriorating Covid-19 situation in Finland again made national headlines on Tuesday, with several newspapers reporting that the government will meet to discuss potential solutions on Tuesday.

Topics for discussion will include an assessment of the current epidemiological situation in the country, the progress of vaccination and border traffic control in light of the new variant, according to the daily. Karjalainen (siirryt toiseen palveluun).

Government sources have revealed that although no decision has yet been taken, authorities are considering closing Finland’s borders or strengthening internal border controls within the Schengen area.

The government could also make vaccination compulsory for healthcare workers.

Currently, tourists from southern African countries that have reported multiple cases of the Omicron variant are banned from entering Finland.

The Institute of Health and Welfare (THL) is investigating two suspected cases of Omicron in the country.

Finland lags behind on immunization

According to a report (siirryt toiseen palveluun) by Helsingin Sanomat, Finland distributed the third vaccine against Covid-19 much more slowly than other countries in the EU.

About 37 percent of people aged 12 and over received the third dose in Iceland, while the equivalent figure in Hungary is 25 percent and in Malta 21 percent.

This figure is around 10 percent in Spain and Lithuania and 9 percent in France. In contrast, on Monday, only 5% had received the third jab in Finland.

Finland’s current vaccination strategy aims to ensure that the majority of the population has received the second dose and to prepare to vaccinate children under 12 years of age.

Medical experts have recommended Finland to speed up its vaccination rate to avoid worsening immunity to the virus.

The third jab is currently only available to people over 60 and those belonging to medical risk groups.

Finnish scientists breakthrough in breast cancer research

Ilta-Sanomat reports (siirryt toiseen palveluun) that researchers at the University of Helsinki and Aalto University have successfully developed a “mini breast cancer” gel that will help improve treatment for breast cancer.

The new method makes it easier to study hormone receptors to determine the effectiveness of hormone therapy.

The finding has important implications because 70 percent of breast cancers are hormone receptor positive, that is, they involve cells that contain hormone receptors or molecules that bind to a specific hormone.

Studying hormone receptors under laboratory conditions will make it easier for pharmaceutical companies to develop more effective drugs.

Breast cancer is currently the most common type of cancer among the working-age population in Finland, affecting 5,000 women each year.

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Hospital burden, Finland’s ‘hellish’ fur farms and increased employment https://thistuesday.org/hospital-burden-finlands-hellish-fur-farms-and-increased-employment/ Tue, 23 Nov 2021 07:21:32 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/hospital-burden-finlands-hellish-fur-farms-and-increased-employment/ On Tuesday morning, media covered the challenges facing Finnish hospitals and a briefing on the cruel conditions on fur farms Health officials worried about increase in influenza and RSV cases Image: Alamy / All Over Press Yle News As of Monday, 322 people had been hospitalized after contracting the virus, up from 284 a week […]]]>

On Tuesday morning, media covered the challenges facing Finnish hospitals and a briefing on the cruel conditions on fur farms

Health officials worried about increase in influenza and RSV cases Image: Alamy / All Over Press

As of Monday, 322 people had been hospitalized after contracting the virus, up from 284 a week ago and 255 the week before, according to data from the Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare (THL).

Helsingin Sanomat too reports (siirryt toiseen palveluun) that hospitals face an additional burden from patients who become ill from other viruses, especially seasonal influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

The Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS) has had to increase its intensive care units from 15 to 21 to accommodate the growing number of Covid-19 patients requiring intensive care.

According to Jari Petäjä, HUS Acting Chief Medical Officer, the number of Covid-19 patients is expected to increase at a moderate pace due to increased vaccine coverage; however, health officials are troubled by the growing number of cases of influenza and RSV.

SHU hospitals are currently treating a total of 20 patients for the RSV virus, which primarily affects children. “We are pessimistic and believe that the RSV epidemic will be severe, as was the case in Sweden,” said Petäjä.

British tabloid reveals ‘hellish’ fur farms in Finland

The presentation, which was Underline (siirryt toiseen palveluun) by Ilta-Sanomat, paints a disturbing picture of animals in distress, claiming that foxes have been left behind with untreated deformities and illnesses as well as uncontrolled obesity.

He quotes Kristo Muurimaa from Finnish animal welfare group Oikeutta Eläimille as claiming that this is “the norm” in Finland, which is the largest producer of fox fur in Europe.

The story also alleges that most foxes are killed before being skinned at just eight months old.

Although it does not mention the name or location of the farms in question, the article includes many disturbing images of the animals, which are said to be kept in small cages without litter.

Sudden employment is a pleasant surprise

In addition, there were 37,000 fewer unemployed this month compared to a year ago.

Pasi Sorjonen, the chief economist of the Akava trade union confederation wrote that the employment trend was “strong” on Twitter, calling the lower-than-expected unemployment figures a “good surprise”.

Jukka Appleqvist, chief economist of the Finnish Chamber of Commerce, echoed the sentiment, saying the employment figures were “excellent” in a tweet.

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Unvaccinated people most at risk, trans law reforms, poll suggests Russians love Finland https://thistuesday.org/unvaccinated-people-most-at-risk-trans-law-reforms-poll-suggests-russians-love-finland/ Tue, 16 Nov 2021 07:15:13 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/unvaccinated-people-most-at-risk-trans-law-reforms-poll-suggests-russians-love-finland/ Morning papers report that rising rates of coronavirus infection in the unvaccinated include an increase in young children. A new wave of coronavirus infections is a major topic in the Finnish press. Image: Toni Pitkänen / Yle Yle News 16.11. 09:15•Updated on 16.11. 09:42 The tabloid Iltalehti (siirryt toiseen palveluun)quotes the HUS chief medical officer […]]]>

Morning papers report that rising rates of coronavirus infection in the unvaccinated include an increase in young children.

A new wave of coronavirus infections is a major topic in the Finnish press. Image: Toni Pitkänen / Yle

The tabloid Iltalehti (siirryt toiseen palveluun)quotes the HUS chief medical officer Asko Järvinen saying that right now the risk of coronavirus infection faced by the unvaccinated is higher than ever, and called for strict restrictions on people who have not yet taken the vaccine.

Speaking on Monday, however, Järvinen stressed that the biggest factor in an infection that turns into a fatal disease is advanced age. According to Järvinen, the median age of people who have died from the coronavirus is 82 years old.

New drugs have shown promising results, but Järvinen said the problem with these treatments is that the drugs have to be taken at an early stage when many patients don’t even know they’ve been infected.

Flare-ups in children

He writes that among the coronavirus infections reported on Monday, 614 were children aged 0-10. The second highest number of infections was in the 11-20 year old age group, where 605 infections were reported.

Pediatric infectious disease physician Nieminen tea of HUS New Children’s Hospital points out that infections are now spreading among those who have not been vaccinated, and that those under 12 are a large part of that group.

Vaccinations for 12 to 15 year olds began in August, but the vaccine was not made available to children under 12. It is not yet clear when the vaccination of young children can begin.

Although infections in children have increased, Nieminen told the newspaper that this has not been reflected in children’s emergency departments. HUS currently has no children receiving treatment for coronavirus infection.

No passport requirement at work this year

Last week the Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) announced that the use of the Covid passport, indicating vaccination and / or test status, could potentially be extended to workplaces.

Iltalehti writes (siirryt toiseen palveluun) that many large employers in Finland, such as shipyards and the construction industry, which use a lot of foreign labor, have had problems due to consistently high infection rates among workers. Employers have hoped they can require employees to have a Covid passport to remedy the situation.

According to this document, if a passport requirement is imposed, this will not happen until the end of the year.

Mirka-Tuulia Kuoksa, a lawyer for the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, told Iltalehti that although the matter is being considered as part of the extension of the use of the Covid passport, it requires such extensive preparation that it is little likely that she will appear before Parliament before the Christmas holidays.

Trans law considerations

In response, it reviews some of the other laws that may be affected by changes to the transgender law.

The most obvious is the conscription law. Currently only men are enlisted in Finland and conscription is based on legal sex.

In addition to conscription, another important law that uses gender information is the Equality Act. This includes gender-based statistical and reporting obligations. For example, the law states that state committees, advisory councils and other similar bodies must have at least 40 percent representation of women and men.

There are also, for example, laws or regulations in force which provide for separate facilities based on gender. Laws on legal detention and penal institutions contain provisions requiring men and women to be held in separate spaces.

And, underlines the newspaper, the law on maternity allowances specifies that it is women who receive a maternity allowance from public funds.

Russians positive about Finland

Of the approximately 1,800 Russians who responded to the survey, 68% said they had a positive or very positive attitude towards Finland. This is a slight drop from 71% in a similar survey two years ago.

65% of Russians rate relations between Finland and Russia as good.

The most famous Finn in the survey was the actor City Haapasalo, who made his film career in Russia. It was recognized by almost a quarter of those questioned. In second place, at 14%, was the wartime Finnish commander and the post-war president. Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim and in third, at 13 percent was a former racing driver Mika hakkinen.

Only one percent of respondents recognized the name of the current President of Finland, Sauli Niinistö.

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The press preview: a first look at Tuesday’s stories – Oakland News Now https://thistuesday.org/the-press-preview-a-first-look-at-tuesdays-stories-oakland-news-now/ Tue, 16 Nov 2021 00:08:43 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/the-press-preview-a-first-look-at-tuesdays-stories-oakland-news-now/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55F-RlXMQ-0 Oakland News Now – The press preview: a first look at Tuesday’s newspapers – video made by the YouTube channel with the logo in the upper left corner of the video. OaklandNewsNow.com is the original blog post for this type of video blog content. Anna Botting takes a first look at Tuesday’s papers with […]]]>

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Tuesday’s Diaries: Vaccination Division, Pet Registry, Nazi Name Error | New https://thistuesday.org/tuesdays-diaries-vaccination-division-pet-registry-nazi-name-error-new/ https://thistuesday.org/tuesdays-diaries-vaccination-division-pet-registry-nazi-name-error-new/#respond Tue, 09 Nov 2021 06:34:57 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/tuesdays-diaries-vaccination-division-pet-registry-nazi-name-error-new/ Helsingin Sanomat writes that Finnish health officials continue to favor carrot-batting when it comes to boosting absorption of the coronavirus vaccine. If approved by parliament, a new animal welfare law will require all dogs and cats to be microchipped and registered. Image: Miikka Varila / Yle Yle News The Helsinki Daily Helsingin Sanomat (siirryt toiseen […]]]>

Helsingin Sanomat writes that Finnish health officials continue to favor carrot-batting when it comes to boosting absorption of the coronavirus vaccine.

If approved by parliament, a new animal welfare law will require all dogs and cats to be microchipped and registered. Image: Miikka Varila / Yle

The Helsinki Daily Helsingin Sanomat (siirryt toiseen palveluun)asks the question: is society divided into worlds of the vaccinated and the unvaccinated?

As the newspaper points out, despite earlier projections, coronavirus vaccine coverage for the population over 12 had not yet exceeded 80 percent as of Monday. Although the target is likely to be reached in the coming days, it is clear that enthusiasm for the vaccination has waned.

At the same time, HS notes, the number of Covid hospitalizations is climbing to a new pandemic record. The growing need for hospital care is partly explained by the high number of cases among those who are not vaccinated against the virus.

It was believed that vaccination would crush the pandemic, but now Finnish experts believe the pressure on hospitals will continue for years to come. The problem also seems to be that many people, for one reason or another, do not want to be vaccinated.

Helsingin Sanomat therefore wonders if we can find ourselves in a world where compulsory vaccination is required in certain sectors, a strict Covid “passport” is in place, or even confinements imposed on the unvaccinated.

Mika salminen, director of health security at the National Institute of Health and Welfare (THL), told the newspaper that he hopes there will be no polarization in society.

“We know that coercion will not solve the problem of slowing vaccination, but can even lead to worsening attitudes,” Salminen said.

“Carrots are always a better option. The starting point should be to share the right information and make it understandable,” he added.

The coronavirus has come to stay, Salminen stressed, and it is also inevitable that the situation will place an additional burden on health care for several years to come.

For this reason, he stressed that there should be a public debate on the continued impact on health resources and on labor shortages in the field. This is a question which concerns not only Finland, but also the rest of Europe.

Pet Registry

The tabloid Ilta-Sanomat reports (siirryt toiseen palveluun) that the government consider making microchip and the registration of all cats and dogs mandatory in the next few years.

The plan is included in the government’s proposal for a new animal welfare law, which was circulated for review last week.

To date, neither the chip nor the registration of dogs or cats has been mandatory. Registration of pets with the Kennel Club and the Cat Association is a prerequisite for participating in competitions or shows.

Chipping has long been required by the Kennel Club. According to the Kennel Club Harri lehkonen over 70 percent of the Finnish dog population has been recorded.

A microchip is required for purebred kittens to be registered with the Cat Association, and it is also possible to register domestic cats in the microchip registry.

Microchip and registration are seen by animal welfare organizations as a partial solution to the “cat crisis”. According to the Finnish Animal Care Association (SEY), it is estimated that at least 20,000 cats are abandoned in Finland each year. It is hoped that the microchip of all cats would drastically reduce that number.

A new law on animal welfare is due to come into force in early 2023. Microchipping and registration of all dogs will be compulsory from the beginning of the same year, and for cats from 2026.

Nazi name error

The Swedish language daily Hufvudstadsbladet (siirryt toiseen palveluun)notes what he describes as “awkwardness” on the part of officials at the Finnish Patent and Registration Office.

On May 27 of this year, the office authorized a company to be called “Oy Arbeit Macht Frei Ltd”.

“Arbeit Macht Frei” is a German expression meaning “Work frees you”, a Nazi slogan best known to appear at the entrance to the Auschwitz concentration camp.

The Patent and Registration Office has now announced that the name was approved in error and has apologized for the error.

“We are sorry. The administrator in question does not speak German and did not remember that the expression was inappropriate,” the office wrote on Twitter.

The company in question still uses the name. The Patent and Registration Office said it was preparing to have it revoked by the Supreme Administrative Court.

Snow, rain and slippery roads

After a wintry start to the week in much of the country, the weather is expected to warm up again from Tuesday. The cold is expected to return by the weekend, however, according to the Helsinki statement. Iltalehti (siirryt toiseen palveluun).

Snowfall is expected in western and central areas on Tuesday, changing to rain late in the day, with the possibility of storm-level gusts of wind.

There is a warning of dangerous driving conditions all over the country, with the exception of the southern coastal areas. The roads are likely to be slippery, especially in the central and northern areas, as temperatures start to rise.

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Tuesday’s Newspapers: Calls for Nominations for Women, Covid Confusion and Valuable Pollinators | New https://thistuesday.org/tuesdays-newspapers-calls-for-nominations-for-women-covid-confusion-and-valuable-pollinators-new/ https://thistuesday.org/tuesdays-newspapers-calls-for-nominations-for-women-covid-confusion-and-valuable-pollinators-new/#respond Tue, 02 Nov 2021 07:18:59 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/tuesdays-newspapers-calls-for-nominations-for-women-covid-confusion-and-valuable-pollinators-new/ Feminists say military appeals for women should be voluntary following a parliamentary committee recommending they become mandatory. Image: Sauli Antikainen / Yle Yle News 2.11. 09:18•Update 4.11. 12:37 An all-party parliamentary committee has recommended that military appeals be extended to include women in Finland. Compulsory military service would, however, be limited to men only. Eekku […]]]>

Feminists say military appeals for women should be voluntary following a parliamentary committee recommending they become mandatory.

Image: Sauli Antikainen / Yle

An all-party parliamentary committee has recommended that military appeals be extended to include women in Finland. Compulsory military service would, however, be limited to men only.

Eekku Aromaa, general secretary of the Unioni Feminist Association, said Iltalehti (siirryt toiseen palveluun) that a move towards gender neutrality on the issue was a step in the right direction.

“But it should be on a voluntary basis, and not force the militarization of women,” she said.

Aromaa said many young people today do not think Finland’s conscription system for men is fair.

“The current system maintains a level of injustice in society that targets both men and women. For men, this means an obligation that women do not have. It preserves a gender system in which men are able, can and should do things, ”she said. Explain.

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Vaxxed but unwanted

british journalist Luke Harding had no difficulty arriving in Helsinki last week after showing proof of two AstraZeneca Covid injections, but he was turned away from a downtown bar after the bouncer’s Covid reading app no. did not recognize his proof of vaccination, reports Helsingin Sanomat (siirryt toiseen palveluun).

“It was kind of like when you’re a kid in school and no one chooses you for their team in gym class,” Harding said of being left behind.

So far, 18 non-EU countries including the UK have joined the EU’s Covid digital certificate system (siirryt toiseen palveluun).

Mika Pihlajamäki, an information architect at the THL Institute of Public Health, told HS the issue was due to the digital formatting of some of the old vaccination certificates, while Jari Suhonen at the Department of Social Affairs and Health said UK Covid passes were not fully integrated into the EU-wide system until November 1.

“There are third countries whose Covid passports are accepted at the border but which are not part of the EU certificate network. In practice, this means that THL’s Covid pass reader application is not able to recognize these certificates, ”added Suhonen.

Protect pollinators

Finland is preparing its first national strategy to protect the country’s pollinators, according to Hufvudstadsbladet (siirryt toiseen palveluun).

The Swedish-language daily notes that Finland is increasingly concerned about the long-term survival of its bees.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry noted that pollinator populations have declined to a worrying degree in many parts of the world. The decline can have serious consequences for the functionality of the ecosystem and, ultimately, for food production.

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Tuesday’s Newspapers: Calls for Applications for Women, Covid Confusion and Valuable Pollinators | New https://thistuesday.org/tuesdays-newspapers-calls-for-applications-for-women-covid-confusion-and-valuable-pollinators-new/ Tue, 02 Nov 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/tuesdays-newspapers-calls-for-applications-for-women-covid-confusion-and-valuable-pollinators-new/ Feminists say military appeals for women should be voluntary following a parliamentary committee recommending they become mandatory. Image: Sauli Antikainen / Yle Yle News 2.11. 09:18•Update 4.11. 12:37 An all-party parliamentary committee has recommended that military appeals be extended to include women in Finland. Compulsory military service would, however, be limited to men only. Eekku […]]]>

Feminists say military appeals for women should be voluntary following a parliamentary committee recommending they become mandatory.

Image: Sauli Antikainen / Yle

An all-party parliamentary committee has recommended that military appeals be extended to include women in Finland. Compulsory military service would, however, be limited to men only.

Eekku Aromaa, general secretary of the Unioni Feminist Association, said Iltalehti (siirryt toiseen palveluun) that a move towards gender neutrality on the issue was a step in the right direction.

“But it should be on a voluntary basis, and not force the militarization of women,” she said.

Aromaa said many young people today do not think Finland’s conscription system for men is fair.

“The current system maintains a level of injustice in society that targets both men and women. For men, this means an obligation that women do not have. It preserves a gender system in which men are able, can and should do things, ”she said. Explain.

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Vaxxed but unwanted

british journalist Luke Harding had no difficulty arriving in Helsinki last week after showing proof of two AstraZeneca Covid injections, but he was turned away from a downtown bar after the bouncer’s Covid reading app no. did not recognize his proof of vaccination, reports Helsingin Sanomat (siirryt toiseen palveluun).

“It was kind of like when you’re a kid in school and no one chooses you for their team in gym class,” Harding said of being left behind.

Mika Pihlajamäki, an information architect at the THL Institute of Public Health, told HS the issue was due to the digital formatting of some of the old vaccination certificates, while Jari Suhonen at the Department of Social Affairs and Health, said UK Covid passes were not fully integrated into the EU-wide system until November 1.

“There are third countries whose Covid passports are accepted at the border but which are not part of the EU certificate network. In practice, this means that THL’s Covid pass reader application is not able to recognize these certificates, ”added Suhonen.

Protect pollinators

The Swedish-language daily notes that Finland is increasingly concerned about the long-term survival of its bees.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry noted that pollinator populations have declined to a worrying degree in many parts of the world. The decline can have serious consequences for the functionality of the ecosystem and, ultimately, for food production.

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Tuesday Newspapers: NATO support, border shopping and scooter injuries | New https://thistuesday.org/tuesday-newspapers-nato-support-border-shopping-and-scooter-injuries-new/ https://thistuesday.org/tuesday-newspapers-nato-support-border-shopping-and-scooter-injuries-new/#respond Tue, 26 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/tuesday-newspapers-nato-support-border-shopping-and-scooter-injuries-new/ Tuesday’s articles follow a theme from Monday’s visit to NATO. Electric scooter riders have suffered numerous injuries in Finland, but new restrictions on their use have helped to reduce their numbers. Image: Tommi Pylkkö / Yle Yle News 26.10. 09:31•Updated on 26.10. 09:35 Most papers to carry (siirryt toiseen palveluun) news from the Eva think […]]]>

Tuesday’s articles follow a theme from Monday’s visit to NATO.

Electric scooter riders have suffered numerous injuries in Finland, but new restrictions on their use have helped to reduce their numbers. Image: Tommi Pylkkö / Yle

Most papers to carry (siirryt toiseen palveluun) news from the Eva think tank survey on NATO membership, which suggests that a few more Finns now think it would be a good idea for Finland to join the alliance.

Some 40 percent of those polled said they did not want Finland to become a NATO country, while 26 percent said they believed the country should join the Western Military Club.

This support is up four percentage points from the 22% figure recorded a year ago. It comes after the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visited Helsinki on Monday, reminding Finland that they have a close partnership – but that is not as good a guarantee of security as membership.

Eva also published a poll on Monday suggesting that Finns are increasingly critical of Russia, with 60% of those responding to the survey saying they see Russia as a military threat.

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Drop in border shopping

Retailers along the eastern border, meanwhile, are hoping for a less threatening invasion, with tourists returning to malls and shopping parks set up to meet their needs.

Helsingin Sanomat has summer in Vaalimaa (siirryt toiseen palveluun), one of the three big border points, to see how the “Zsar” shopping center is doing.

It hasn’t made a profit since it opened in 2019, and with declining visitor numbers and just 25 of the 60 units rented. The center is a point of sale, aiming to sell last year’s designer items at a discount while seeking a clientele consisting of 25% Russian visitors and 75% domestic buyers.

It doesn’t work so well with Covid restrictions limiting travel between the two countries. In 2019, more than 5.5 million people passed through checkpoints on the eastern border, and this year that number has fallen to half a million.

The scooter injury crisis has subsided

Iltalehti reports (siirryt toiseen palveluun) that the scooter injury crisis, which had filled the Helsinki emergency services with injured scooters, has eased somewhat.

In July, some 80 patients arrived at hospitals in the Helsinki and Uusimaa region after an electric scooter crash, raising concerns among health officials about rental mobility aids.

As of September, that number was 15, and since new rental restrictions were introduced there has been a further drop – only 6 scooter-related injuries in October so far.

That same month, Helsinki agreed with scooter rental companies that they would not be available after midnight on weekends, in a bid to limit their use by drunk drivers.

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Tuesday Newspapers: Green Changes, Man Found and Olympic Stadium Complaints | New https://thistuesday.org/tuesday-newspapers-green-changes-man-found-and-olympic-stadium-complaints-new/ https://thistuesday.org/tuesday-newspapers-green-changes-man-found-and-olympic-stadium-complaints-new/#respond Tue, 12 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/tuesday-newspapers-green-changes-man-found-and-olympic-stadium-complaints-new/ Tuesday, the press ruminates on the major political changes. The renovation of the 1930s stadium began in 2016. Image: Tomi Hänninen Yle News The board of directors of the Finnish Green Party met on Monday evening to decide who would replace the party leader Maria ohisalo as Minister of the Interior when she begins her […]]]>

Tuesday, the press ruminates on the major political changes.

The renovation of the 1930s stadium began in 2016. Image: Tomi Hänninen

The board of directors of the Finnish Green Party met on Monday evening to decide who would replace the party leader Maria ohisalo as Minister of the Interior when she begins her parental leave.

It was not a simple process, reports (siirryt toiseen palveluun) Iltalehti. The six-hour meeting was effectively to decide who would get the thankless job of running the Home Office, not a natural wallet for pro-immigration Greens, who typically back climate protesters.

The party’s deliberations were a bit of a sudoku puzzle. Pekka Haavisto remained Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the party did not want two men to occupy three of their ministerial posts.

The heavily Helsinki-based party also wanted a representative of the regions on its ministerial team. That’s why they chose Tampere MP earlier Iiris Suomela, the youngest MP in Finnish history, to serve as leader during Ohisalo’s absence. But Suomela didn’t want to be a minister.

In the end, the deputy Joensuu Krista mikkonen was chosen as Minister of the Interior, stepping down from her current post as Minister of the Environment.

The media had reported her initial rejection of the job over the weekend, but she eventually agreed to take on the task.

“I would have been happy to continue as Minister of the Environment, but we thought about it for a long time and thought it was a good solution for the party as a whole,” Mikkonen said. “I will now hurry to familiarize myself with the work of the Minister of the Interior. “

Upon his return, Ohisalo will assume the portfolio of the Minister of the Environment. In the meantime, Helsinki MP Emma Kari will get the job.

Resolved disappearance

Ilta-Sanomat has a happy ending to a story that began thirteen years ago, when a man disappeared from his home in the small logging village of Kolho.

The 52-year-old was not seen again and in 2014 was declared “missing” after his relatives reported him to police.

Since then, his name and photo have been published regularly in the local newspaper, but no sightings have been reported. Until now.

Police said they located the man in Keuruu, a town about 20 km north of Kolho. The man had lived his life uneventfully in the meantime and just did not want to be contacted.

Ilta-Sanomat trip (siirryt toiseen palveluun) to Kolho to add color to the story, finding a lot of respect among the townspeople for a man who just wanted a quiet life.

“You can do whatever you want on your own,” said a local resident Hannele airikka. “It’s wonderful that this man has found his own way to live his life.”

The renovation of the Olympic stadium gets the green light

The Helsinki Olympic Stadium underwent a 330 million euro renovation which was completed during the pandemic with great architectural success.

The building underwent its first real stress test this weekend, when nearly 30,000 fans attended Finland’s World Cup qualifiers against Ukraine. It was a disappointing night for the Eagle Owls, who suffered a 2-1 loss to leave their hopes of a World Cup final hanging by a thread.

But the stadium itself didn’t do very well either. Fans have complained about not being able to use the washroom, buying refreshments and long queues all over the place.

First of all Ilta-Sanomat (siirryt toiseen palveluun)then Kauppalehti (siirryt toiseen palveluun) reported the problems, with stadium officials attributing the problems to a lack of information and a shortage of security personnel to provide advice.

One problem was the toilet. Because the stadium is a protected structure and not much can be changed there, the renovation was unable to expand the halls to add toilets and bars.

Instead, there is an underground “WC-World” offering facilities for 500 fans at a time to do their business, out of sight. Indeed, it was so well hidden that people couldn’t find it and ended up escaping through the fence instead.

Fans attending the France game in November are urged to look for turnstiles, toilets and bars in other parts of the stadium as they can move freely from one section to another and do not have to use the entry point or the action facilities where their real seat is located.

KL says that with big events slated for next summer, including stadium concerts by Ed Sheeran, Antti Tuisku and Sunrise Avenue, organizers face a battle to find or train enough stewards and security personnel. .

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Tuesday’s newspapers: regional elections, winter of discontent and house prices | New https://thistuesday.org/tuesdays-newspapers-regional-elections-winter-of-discontent-and-house-prices-new/ https://thistuesday.org/tuesdays-newspapers-regional-elections-winter-of-discontent-and-house-prices-new/#respond Tue, 28 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/tuesdays-newspapers-regional-elections-winter-of-discontent-and-house-prices-new/ Finland is holding regional elections in January. The leader of the Center Party, Annika Saarikko, strongly hopes that citizens will vote in the regional elections next January. Image: Lehtikuva Yle News 28.9. 09:20•Update 28.9. 13:16 The Center Party launched its regional electoral campaign on Monday, announcing its desire to take control of a majority of […]]]>

Finland is holding regional elections in January.

The leader of the Center Party, Annika Saarikko, strongly hopes that citizens will vote in the regional elections next January. Image: Lehtikuva

The Center Party launched its regional electoral campaign on Monday, announcing its desire to take control of a majority of the new regional authorities.

Enthusiasm for the election may be low, according to a recent poll, but for the Center Party, it is a joyous event.

The party has long advocated for another layer of elected government, and finally got its wish with the new assemblies set up to control health and social care services on a regional basis.

Ilta-Sanomat reports (siirryt toiseen palveluun) this party leader Annika saarikko said his party’s goal was to make sure every municipality keeps a health center, even as pressure increases to cut costs and streamline services.

This pressure is likely to fall on tiny rural municipalities which tend to elect large numbers of Center Party advisers, so his party has more skin in the game than most.

“The last experience of a new election in Finland was linked to the European elections some 20 years ago,” Saarikko said. “Now, in the same way that a new electoral culture is being created, and we encourage people to vote. If the problem with the European elections was that the questions seemed distant, we are now getting closer to day-to-day business. people.”

Strike warning

Iltalehti carries a warning (siirryt toiseen palveluun) industrial action that could disrupt export industries this winter. The problem lies in the industrial sector, where negotiations on a new collective agreement have not even started.

Employers’ association Technology Industries of Finland said its members now have the choice of joining a new organization to negotiate a sectoral agreement or to negotiate workplace by workplace.

Only 391 companies signed to be bound by joint negotiations, the rest of the 1,600 companies of the association preferring to negotiate locally.

This means that there will soon be a situation where workers are no longer covered by a collective agreement and can legally go on strike to improve their conditions. Employers can also call lockouts as part of their bargaining strategy.

If employers and unions representing more than half of the employees in a sector agree to an agreement, it will be deemed binding even on companies that did not participate in the talks. In practice, this is the situation for the vast majority of the Finnish workforce, but this situation appears to be changing.

Prolonged industrial disputes could herald a more unequal Finland, in which universal annual wage increases play a less important role in narrowing the income gap.

It’s part of the plan, according to Iltalehti, with employers’ organizations and influential right-wing thinkers suggesting in recent years that binding agreements and universal pay standards should be called into question.

High house prices

The Finnish National Association of Estate Agents released forecasts on Monday suggesting that the housing market is likely to continue its long boom.

Helsingin Sanomat reports (siirryt toiseen palveluun) that agents see no downward pressure on prices, with a shortage of newer and larger properties making life more difficult for buyers in many areas.

However, the association said some sellers had raised asking prices too much, which meant they would have to wait longer to sell their properties.

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