Finland’s Green Party says humanity must embrace nuclear power

Monday, Apr 17 Read more: Inhabitat Nuclear energy must be an option as humanity shifts away from fossil fuels, according to a recent article penned by four candidates of Finland’s Green Party, or Green League. The party strictly opposed the controversial fuel source in the past, but these four candidates said to say we’re running out of time to fight climate change and no longer … Continue reading Finland’s Green Party says humanity must embrace nuclear power

Finland has a nascent ‘jihadist underworld’

Picture: The Finnish Security Intelligence Service’s (Supo) headquarters on Ratakatu, Helsinki, on 26 January, 2017. Radical Islamic networks have an increasingly strong presence in Finland, Jyri Rantala, the head of communications at the Finnish Security Intelligence Service (Supo), estimated in an interview with Talouselämä on Thursday. “We could even say that a ‘jihadist underworld’ is emerging in Finland. These networks have ties to all key … Continue reading Finland has a nascent ‘jihadist underworld’

Risikko: Finland should raise refugee quota by 40%

Paula Risikko (NCP), the Minister of the Interior, argues that raising the refugee quota would also a means to combat human trafficking. Paula Risikko (NCP), the Minister of the Interior, has proposed that Finland raise its refugee quota for next year by 40 per cent, from 750 to 1,050. Risikko argues that by receiving refugees directly from the refugee camps operated by the United Nations, … Continue reading Risikko: Finland should raise refugee quota by 40%

Finland – Taxes and tax-like payments

Which taxes are to pay in Finland? Shortly, there are – State income tax, which is progressive. – Communal income tax, which is not progressive, but since there is limit under which you don’t have to pay anything, it has slight progressive component – Other tax-like payments that follow the way communal taxes are determined. These include social security payment, membership taxes of the biggest … Continue reading Finland – Taxes and tax-like payments

Statistics Finland March 2017

Appendix table 1. General government EDP deficit 2007–2016 1) Year Million EUR Ratio to GDP, % Central government Local government Social security funds Total Central government Local government Social security funds Total 2007 1 736 -332 8 173 9 577 0.9 -0.2 4.4 5.1 2008 997 -750 7 851 8 098 0.5 -0.4 4.1 4.2 2009 -8 256 -1 130 4 809 -4 577 -4.6 -0.6 2.7 -2.5 2010 -9 951 -407 5 475 -4 883 -5.3 … Continue reading Statistics Finland March 2017