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“The latest survey by the Finnish Audit Bureau of Circulations (FABC) indicates that readership of newspapers and magazines on mobile phones has more than tripled within two years. Since early 2011, readership on tablets and e-readers has shot up by nearly 1000 percent. It had by far the biggest …”

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Sipila: Finland's next government has to "get results or get out"

Sipila: Finland's next government has to "get results or get out"

 via Yle

Finland's prime minister-elect Juha Sipila says he will announce the makeup of his new government coalition on May 6 or 7, likely at a meeting of the political parties' parliamentary groups. In an address to his Centre Party executive committee on Saturday, Sipila hinted that fewer parties will be invited to join the next government in an effort to ensure it will be able to make the difficult decisions that are necessary.

 

Gun expert: Finland needs to accept it has a firearms problem

Gun expert: Finland needs to accept it has a firearms problem

 via Yle

The author of a new book on the impact of guns around the world tells Yle that Finland needs tighter laws to bring down the high level of gun deaths every year. Iain Overton also calls on politicians and weapons exporters to take responsibility for the deadly effects of Finnish-made guns in some of the world's most dangerous places.

 

Newspaper: Centre Party members favour coalition with SDP over Stubb's party

Newspaper: Centre Party members favour coalition with SDP over Stubb's party

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A poll by the newspaper group Lännen Media suggests that the majority of Centre Party members would like to see their leader and incoming prime minister Juha Sipilä join forces with the Social Democrat party in order to form the next government. The claim comes despite the fact that the SDP only racked up fourth place in last week’s election, losing out to the centre-right National Coalition, the party of incumbent premier Alexander Stubb.

 

Survey: Office chatting boosts productivity

Survey: Office chatting boosts productivity

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Tarja Kartano and Riitta Ulpovaara first met at their workplace at the Helsinki House of Municipalities three years ago. Friendships between cleaners and office workers are rare, because cleaners come and go and have busy schedules that often rule out social interactions. However, warm relations may increase both workplace atmosphere and productivity.

 

Katainen and Tsipras discuss Greek investments

Katainen and Tsipras discuss Greek investments

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European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen and Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras met on Friday in Athens, where Katainen presented the possibility of a 300-billion-euro investment plan to Greece. "I sent a direct message to Greek industry that they can take care of business without government intervention and come directly to the EIP (European Investment Bank) to apply for loss guarantees or venture capital," said Katainen.

 

Weather update: Next week may start at +15

Weather update: Next week may start at +15

 via Yle

Although northern parts of the country will remain cool and May Day (a week Friday) may be rainy throughout the country, the start of next week promises warm temperatures of +15 degrees Celsius in southern and eastern Finland. Yle meteorologist Anne Borgström cautions that there is still some uncertainty regarding the weather forecast towards the end of next week.

 

Finlayson ends co-operation with Karkkainen over "repulsive propaganda"

Finlayson ends co-operation with Karkkainen over "repulsive propaganda"

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Textile company Finlayson announced on Friday that it is ending its cooperation with Kärkkäinen stores. "The owners of Kärkkäinen shopping centres are behind Magneettimedia’s publications, which spread hateful and narrow-minded propaganda," said Finlayson’s chief executive and co-owner Jukka Kurttila.

 

Youths given conditional sentence for assaulting counsellor

Youths given conditional sentence for assaulting counsellor

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A district court has sentenced two youths to conditional imprisonment and fines for a crime committed last summer in Northern Ostrobothnia. A young woman and a teenage boy living in a youth home assaulted one of their counsellors by poisoning and beating her. Two other people were involved in the attack.

 

Neste Oil estimates great gains

Neste Oil estimates great gains

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Neste Oil, the number one Finnish oil refining and marketing concern, reports significant gains from the first quarter of the year. Their operating profit according to International Financial Reporting Standards was at 233 million euros, compared with 50 million just one year previously. CEO Matti Leivonen says that 2015 will be a good year for oil refining, with a weakened euro boosting his company’s bottom line.

 

Missing 11-year-old girl found in Lieksa

Missing 11-year-old girl found in Lieksa

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An 11 year old girl who went missing for two days from her home in Lieksa, North Karelia, has been found safe and well by police. The girl, who is a Somali national, was discovered in the house of an acquaintance after 4pm on Friday. She had been missing since Wednesday evening, when she was last seen heading for the laundry room in the same building where she lives.