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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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