Thursday’s newspapers: Marin maintains its popularity, more meat-free Helsinki, on slippery roads

Recent small media storms around the prime minister Sanna Marin (SDP) does not seem to have significantly affected his popularity.

By fresh pollen On behalf of the Uutissuomalainen magazine group, Marin is by far the most respected party leader in the general public.

In a poll of 1,000 voters, 22 percent chose Marin as the most successful political party chairman. A similar poll in March gave him 25 percent.

Leader of the Left Alliance Li Andersson ranked second, with 10 percent considering it the best job.

Riikka Purra The Basic Finnish Party and Petteri Orpo Nine percent of the Coalition Party voters.

Three-quarters of SDP supporters said they considered Marin the most successful party leader in the country.

"Marin remains remarkably popular with all respondents, and especially with supporters of his own party. He has managed quite well to avoid the decline in popularity caused by the inauguration of the Prime Minister." Markku Jokisipilä, The director of the Parliamentary Research Center of the University of Turku told the Uutissuomalainen group.

Meatless or milkless?

There has been another small storm in the Finnish media after the City of Helsinki announced on Tuesday that meat products will no longer be served at events organized by the public administration.

Swedish-language daily newspaper Hufvudstadsbladet tells its readers that the ban on meat is mostly a symbolic gesture, and what is missing mainly is milk.

Johanna af HällströmThe team leader of the Helsinki urban environment said that since the hospitality of most city events consists of coffee and snacks, the milk offered for coffee has a greater climate impact than meat.

So the biggest change seems to be that milk is replaced with oat-based sour cream powder.

Farmers’ Union daily Future of the countryside points out that Helsinki ‘s decision to remove the meat contains a loophole. The city’s top authorities are still allowed to offer game to dignitaries visiting for meals. Also in these cases, the traditional fermented milk beverage is known as "buttermilk" Finnish is also allowed.

The magazine criticizes the new policy, which does not require the fruits and vegetables offered at the events of the City of Helsinki to be of domestic origin.

More electric cars

Economic and business days Kauppalehti tells about it that all-electric car registrations have started to rise sharply in Finland this year.

In December 2020, there were 9,673 all-electric cars in circulation in Finland. By the end of September, the number had almost doubled to more than 18,000.

However, the magazine points out that while popularity is growing, there are problems with electric cars that prevent a real breakthrough.

The biggest concerns are related to operating distances and the availability of charging points.

A study of more than 2,000 drivers found that men are more willing to buy an electric car than women, and also found that the idea is most popular in Uusimaa and the metropolitan area, where nearly half said they could consider a full electric car next to their personality. vehicle.

Cold and slippery

Evening paper Evening News reports signs that winter may be just around the corner, with temperatures projected to cool as the weekend progresses.

Roads are likely to be slippery nationwide, and a Foreca meteorologist Joanna Rinne advises motorists to prepare for poor driving conditions all the way to the southernmost parts of the country.

Source: The Nordic Page





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