Morpheus explains the matrix

Things that are killing us but we are doing them anyway

“No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth.” Plato One example of our behaviour – the car industry According to the BBC, ‘Diesel emissions containing nitrogen oxide can trigger respiratory disease’. Diesel-fuelled cars have come under intense scrutiny following Volkswagen’s 2015 ‘diesel-gate scandal’. The German car manufacturers were forced to admit they’d been using non-regulatory software to fudge the numbers on US … Continue reading Things that are killing us but we are doing them anyway

Finland's 100th anniversary

Finland’s 100th anniversary

Does Finland really have democracy, equality, freedom of speech? Some points of the current problems of Finland Ageing population in Finland While young people have a hard time finding jobs, the government tries to extend working careers and keep older people longer in the working life. At the moment, the Finnish society is moving too fast. The political leaders cannot keep up with this pace, … Continue reading Finland’s 100th anniversary

Finland’s President Sauli Niinisto and his wife,

Finland’s permanent dilemma: Russia

The greatest achievement of Finland’s 100 years of independence? Survival. What has largely been a distant threat to many countries in the West has been a matter of life and death in the northeastern corner of the European Union. For Finland, which shares an 800-mile border with Russia, safeguarding its sovereignty remains its focus, a century after the then-Grand Duchy of Russia declared its independence. … Continue reading Finland’s permanent dilemma: Russia

The New EU Privacy Rules Will Radically Change the Landscape for IoT Devices in the US as Well

After four long years of debate and preparation, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was finally adopted on 27 April 2016. The GDPR is set to solidify protection of personal data, privacy and security for all EU citizens and will replace the outdated Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC. In many ways, it mirrors Regulation 45/2001 which already applied to EU institutions and agencies – this … Continue reading The New EU Privacy Rules Will Radically Change the Landscape for IoT Devices in the US as Well

Finnish tech firm wins contract from US Marine Corps

Sensofusion, a Vantaa-based developer of drone countermeasures, has been awarded a contract by the US Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL) and the Defence Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) to further develop its proprietary technology, Airfence. The technology will be integrated into the core of the counter-drone system of the MCWL, according to a joint press release. “Given the proliferation of commercially-available (UAS) [unmanned aerial systems] and … Continue reading Finnish tech firm wins contract from US Marine Corps

Long-term unemployment continues to decrease in Finland

Picture: A total of 317,000 people were registered as unemployed job seekers at Finland’s Employment and Economic Development Offices (TE Offices) in March. The ranks of the long-term unemployed continued to fall in Finland in March, reports the Ministry of Employment and the Economy. The number of unemployed job seekers who had been without a job for an uninterrupted period of at least one year dropped … Continue reading Long-term unemployment continues to decrease in Finland

Unemployment rates in the EU regions ranged from 2.1% to 31.3%

Unemployment rates fell in 8 out of 10 EU regions Data extracted in April 2017. Most recent data: Further Eurostat information, Main tables and Database. Next article update: April 2018. This article provides an overview of regional unemployment rates across the 276 NUTS-2 regions of the European Union (EU) in 2016, compiled by Eurostat on the basis of data from the EU Labour force survey. More than … Continue reading Unemployment rates in the EU regions ranged from 2.1% to 31.3%

Austerity Nears End of the Line in Finland as Economy Surprises

April 23, 2017, 2:00 PM GMT+3 April 24, 2017, 1:01 AM GMT+3 Finland’s economic stewards, used to presenting bad news, are getting positively giddy. The self-described sick-man of Europe is now showing signs of real progress after years of tough budget cuts and tax increases. That may allow the country to avoid further austerity, its finance minister, Petteri Orpo, said in an interview Helsinki on … Continue reading Austerity Nears End of the Line in Finland as Economy Surprises

Finns used year’s worth of natural resources in three months

Finland Created: 14 April 2017 Picture: Finns exhausted their share of renewable natural resources for this year in roughly three months, according to WWF Finland. Finns have already drained their share of the planet’s natural resource budget for the year. WWF Finland reported yesterday, citing calculations made by the Global Footprint Network, that the country reached its overshoot day – the day when it exhausted … Continue reading Finns used year’s worth of natural resources in three months

Sipilä under renewed criticism for conduct in press freedom row

Finland   Created: 21 April 2017 Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (Centre) has come under renewed criticism for his conduct in a recent row between himself and YLE. Finland’s Deputy Chancellor of Justice, Risto Hiekkataipale, estimates in a press release that Sipilä’s conduct was not entirely in line with the standards expected of him, despite the fact that he did act within the confines of freedom of … Continue reading Sipilä under renewed criticism for conduct in press freedom row