The English Discussion in Finland
I moved to Finland in May 2016 and have lived in both Helsinki and Jyväskylä for work and studies. A couple of weeks back, I came across Helsinki Mayor’s Juhana Vartiainen (NCP) statement on relaxing Finnish and Swedish requirements to make the city more appealing to foreign residents. More specifically, Vartiainen suggest that Helsinki could “call itself an English-speaking city”, much like the city of Espoo did a while back..
News Round-Up No.6
One in three women experience violence, Finland's vaccination rate is rising, Oil spill in Porvoo, New baby box reveiled, AI can generate attractive face on personal preferences, New Koronavilkku app service, Face mask requirement in public transport of many Finnish cities.
Finland News Round-Up no.3
Sanna Marin in top 100 influential people, new coronavirus variant in Helsinki, US-Finland arms deal, Estonia calls for easing travel restrictions from and to Finland, decision on municipal elections next week, metal group Blind Channel to represent Finland in Eurovision contest, and slippery condition in south Finland.
Finland News Round-Up no. 2
First lock-down baby boom, coronavirus tests at borders, young people less satisfied with their lives, "brain waste" in foreigners in Finland, Eva publishing a report causing outrage especially among immigrant women, new anti-discrimination recruitment guide, degree delays and drop-outs at vocational colleges.
"Brain waste" of foreigners in Finland, and a flawed research report about immigrant women's unemployment situation
Yle acknowledging the "brain waste" of foreigners in the Finnish job market, and a newly written report depicting immigrant women as not interested in finding a job and instead relying on passive income such as unemployment benefit or home-care allowance.