Tuesday’s papers: Hostile nations, pension positivity and Covid pressure | News
National media are exploring Russia’s designation of Finland as a “hostile” country.
Russia’s attack on Ukraine has changed Finland’s relationship with its eastern neighbor.
The most recent development on this front came on Monday, when Moscow said it planned to restrict the entry into Russia of citizens of “unfriendly” states, including Finland, Iltalehti reports. (siirryt toiseen palveluun)citing Russian news agency Interfax.
The visa retaliatory measures would apply to citizens of EU states, the UK and the US, among others.
While the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov did not give details of the restrictions, for example countries were deemed “unfriendly” for sending military equipment to Ukraine.
To allay concerns about demographic challenges, she told the business daily that Finland’s pension system was viable.
“I want to tell the young people that they will have their retirement,” Sarkkinen told KL.
She did, however, encourage people to aim for long professional careers. “At the individual level, the biggest determinant is the length of career, the number of interruptions in professional life and the level of salary.”
The employment rate for older workers, aged 60 to 64, was almost 57% in 2021. According to the Center for Pensions, the employment rate for the entire age group has risen sharply over the past year. over the past two decades.
The covid continues
As of Monday, some 1,060 Covid patients were being treated in Finnish hospitals, including 42 in intensive care.
Monday marked the first time the number of Covid patients exceeded 1,000 since the crisis began more than two years ago.
Finland has recorded some 860,000 lab-confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic two years ago.