News from Finland in English

City of Vaasa in Finland to apply for the Tesla Gigafactory

The City of Vaasa is looking into the possibility of hosting the Tesla Gigafactory in it's areas. The city lists the local energy industry cluster and a nearby lithium mine as advantages to the battery factory located in Vaasa, a rather remote northern city on the west coast of Finland.

Written by Janita on Monday December 5, 2016
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New Nokia smartphones confirmed to go on sale globally in early 2017

Nokia smartphones make their return to the global markets. The devices will be marketed and manufactured by the HMD Global company, which was announced earlier in 2016. Now HMD has announced that it is fully operational and that a number of new devices will be unveiled in early 2017.

Written by Janita on Thursday December 1, 2016
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Indie game My Summer Car hits 1.5 Million Euros worth of pre-orders

The game that tells a tale of the Finnish summer leisure, a project car and the cultural phenomenon related to it has proved to be a hit. The off-beat game concept with it's tongue-in-cheek implementation have attracted impressive pre-order sales on Steam.

Written by Janita on Tuesday November 29, 2016
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Finland sets target to a zero emissions economy by 2050

On November 24th 2016 the Finnish government published their energy and environment strategy. This provides an outlook to the country's future to the year 2050, when the country has moved to carbon neutral energy production.

Written by Janita on Thursday November 24, 2016
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Finnish alcohol monopoly Alko to deploy booze trucks

In Finland alcohol sales is strongly regulated. Beer and other less potent drinks are available from supermarkets, but strong spirits and wine are only available for purchase from government owned Alko outlets. In the turn of 2017 there will be some changes in legislation which weakens the position of the monopoly by opening up new product categories to other stores.

Written by Janita on Saturday November 12, 2016
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DDoS attack halts heating in Finland amidst winter

A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack halted heating distribution at least in two properties in the city of Lappeenranta, located in eastern Finland. In both of the events the attacks disabled the computers that were controlling heating in the buildings.

Written by Janita on Monday November 7, 2016
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Finland preparing a radical car taxation reform to lower emissions

The Finnish government is said to be preparing a massive overhaul of the country's private car taxation system. The planned changes would remove the dreaded car tax and make significant changes to terms when companies are providing car benefits to employees.

Written by Janita on Saturday October 15, 2016
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