Daily Helsingin Sanomat reports on Monday morning that the Finnish government intends to set up a special police task force to combat human trafficking.
Minister of the Interior Maria Ohisalo (Green) told HS that there were initially 20 officers and that this number should be seen as a sign of the government’s commitment to this. "a huge human rights issue".
"I hope that this will send a message to everyone that this government is serious," Ohisalo told HS.
Finland was recently criticized in the 2020 Trafficking in Persons Report for its absence "specialized government personnel" in the areas of trafficking in human beings and exploitation of workers, which led to a clear decrease in the number of cases heard in Finnish courts.
HS writes that the growing number of suspected victims of trafficking in Finland, which the Finnish Immigration Service Migri reported in July, is not necessarily a worsening of the problem – but rather that the issue is becoming more and more known and victims are more willing to report abuse.
"I hope that more and more victims will dare to demand justice and dignified treatment. Currently, not everyone can trust the authorities. Those on the margins of society must feel able to get help," Ohisalo said.
HJK crowned the champions again
Many magazines report on the victory of the Helsinki Football Club HJK – once again – to win the Veikkausliiga Premier League title after a guest from IFK Mariehamn won on Sunday night. The game was redesigned twice after five IFK players tested positive for coronavirus, and the entire game team had to be quarantined for 10 days.
The coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on this year’s operations, and the start of the season was initially delayed by three months.
Authorities then decided last week to end the season prematurely by canceling a planned championship that would result in the top six teams competing for the title in November.
Evening News write that this latest success is the title of HJK’s 30th top flight, meaning a third star can be added to the next season from next season – one star for every 10 titles. It is also the club’s ninth title in the last 12 years.
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HJK’s closest competitors in the Finnish football rating list are Valkeakoski’s Haka outfit and Helsinki’s HPS, with nine pieces.
IS adds that this year HJK also won the Finnish Cup – their 14th, also record – to double the league and the Cup.
The Finnish Meteorological Institute issues storm and flood warnings
Tabloid Iltalehti reports The start of the week is stormy and the low pressure front is expected to bring strong winds and rain to many parts of the country on Monday.
IL writes that the Finnish Meteorological Institute has issued both storm and flood warnings, and heavy rainfall forecast on Monday is expected to raise water levels in many rivers. According to the institute, the most likely affected areas are Southwest Finland, Satakunta, Uusimaa, Southern Ostrobothnia and Ostrobothnia.
Bad weather conditions also lead to poor driving conditions throughout Monday, IL adds.
However, not everything is judgment and gloom on the weather front, like Tampereen Aamulehti write that once the storm clouds have cleared, the sun will return and Finland may even be planning a new November heat record.
Meteorologist Iiris Viljamaa tells the magazine that the temperature is expected to rise to as much as 13 or 14 degrees when dry, warm air at the forefront moves to Finland from the Scandinavian mountains near the Swedish – Norwegian border.
Aamulehti points out that the previous record high of November, 14.3 degrees, was measured in the municipality of Kemiönsaari in southwestern Finland in 2015.
Source: The Nordic Page