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The EU Gives “Useful Tips for Worry-Free Summer” as Holiday Season Arrives

As the holiday season in Europe has already started, the EU Commission has released a guidance document in answering the most common questions from the travellers: if you are wondering who will cover the costs of your treatment in case of an accident or want to know what papers to prepare before taking your dog […]

10 Finnish Accounting Firms Worth Consulting in Finland

Most entrepreneurs especially in Finland just dive right into their businesses without giving a second thought on getting an accountant. They usually do not even consider consulting one or two of them to get information about basic stuff.  Accountancy in Finland is subject to the Accounting Act and Ordinance and accounting firms can provide variety […]

Many Finnish Companies Charge Illegal Customer Service Phone Fees

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 18 June 2014. Based on the Consumer Protection Act, many companies in Finland charge for customer service phone-support more than they are allowed to. In Finland, customer service calls must not cost more than 8.8 cents per minute; however, several companies charge over that fee without the knowledge of customers. Also Read: Finnish Consumer […]

New Linguistic Map Shows Striking Differences Between Finland and Scandinavia

(FINNBAY) – Tampere, 2 June 2014. A new linguistic study shows striking linguistic differences between Finland and the Scandinavian nations of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The linguistic map is released by a net company called ethnologue shows areas of common linguistic characteristics. Also Read: Finnish Language: What Are the Most-Common Finnish Words? While many in Finland […]

Helsinki Prepares Itself for the Swimming Season

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 25 May 2014. The city of Helsinki is preparing itself for the launch of the swimming season on 2 June. About 26 beaches in Helsinki are being cleaned (sea bottoms) by divers. The city also marks the swimming areas and are the waste bins are emptied. Supervised beaches will be opened to the […]

Helsinki City Launches 105-Year-Old Wooden Tram Tours

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 17 May 2014. Helsinki city transport will launch museum tram rides on a 105-year-old wooden tram during summer weekends until the end of August. The museum tram restoration work got underway in 2010, and the process was completed this spring. A large part of the restoration consists of skillful Estonian handicraft. The final […]

How to Read Helsingin Sanomat for Free

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 16 May 2014. Variety of newspapers like us use paywalls nowadays; however, some of them implement the feature poorly. Some analysts claim that one of the reasons for that is to trick the reader. Helsingin Sanomat is a populist Finnish newspaper that is dying due to its discriminative content and incompatibility in adjusting […]

Young People Face Age Discrimination at Work in Finland

(FINNBAY) – Turku, 15 May 2014. In Finland, over eight percent of people under the age of 30 say that they had experienced age discrimination in Finland in 2013 – compared to 6% in 1997, says a government survey. The government did not release the information related to the methodology of the survey or the background […]

Finnish Health Authorities Suggest Screening for Congenital Metabolic Diseases for Newborns

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 6 May 2014. The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health (STM) recommends that all children born in Finland should be offered certain congenital metabolic diseases screening from 2015 onwards. The initiative would allow doctors and families to early diagnose any potential diseases for quick-treatment to improve the quality of child’s life. A congenital disease, […]

Ministry of Transport and Communications Gives Out €84,000 to NGOs

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 6 May 2014. The Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications issued €84,000 in state aid to support ten non-profit organisations in Finland. Save the Children organisation received the lion-share of the grant. The Ministry noted that the grants were intended for the usage to promote ‘information society projects’, digital services as well as to […]

Finnish Postal Service Enables Pre-Ordering Tom of Finland Stamps

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 24 April 2014. Due to high international demand, the Finnish Postal Service (Itella or Posti) have made enabled for national or international customers to pre-order Homoerotic Fetish Art (Tom of Finland) stamps. Tom of Finland or Touko Laaksonen (8 May 1920 – 7 November 1991) is one of the most popular Finnish artists in Finland, who […]

7 Tips for Foreign Entrepreneurs in Finland

The Finnish Minister of Economic Affairs, Jan Vapaavuori, described Finland’s declining economic performance as depressing the other day. “Finland is now in a situation where it needs “shaking”. We can no longer rely on our old know-how. We must come up with something new. We have already lost a large part of our well-being and this […]

Overview of Changes in KELA Government Benefits in 2014

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 19 February 2014. 2014 brings significant changes in many benefits paid by Kela. Even though some of the changes still await confirmation by Finnish Parliament, many of them push for fundamental changes. /Health The government has established a lower annual limit on out-of-pocket prescription drug expenses. The maximum annual limit on out-of-pocket prescription […]

Valentine’s Day Special: Signs of Love in Finland

It is hard knowing who is “The One” for you and who is wasting your time, especially when you are in Finland. “The One” may not exist, but that does not mean you should stop looking, especially today on Valentine’s Day. We often seem to go wrong is in misunderstanding the mechanics of love itself. Because we […]

Valentine’s Day 2014: Free Minibus Rides Donated in the Name of Love

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 12 February 2014. With Valentine’s day looming, people are thinking red velvet roses. Helsinki region transport has an alternative offer: a free ride with your loved one(s) on its brand-new minibus for this Valentine’s day in Helsinki, Finland. Kutsuplus, which is a new transportation mode, was launched to help mitigate traffic jams […]