Tuesday’s Issues: Women’s Invitations, Covid Passport Disorder, and Valuable Pollinators

The cross-party parliamentary committee has recommended that military calls be extended to women in Finland. However, compulsory military service would be limited to men.

Eekku Aromaa, The secretary general of the Feminist Association Union said Evening paper that the move towards gender neutrality in this matter was a step in the right direction.

"But it should be voluntary and not force women to militarise," he said.

Aromaa said that many young people today do not consider the conscription of Finnish men fair.

"The current system perpetuates an injustice in society that affects both men and women. For men, it means an obligation that women do not have. It maintains a gender system in which men can, can and must do things" he explained.

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Vaxxed but unwanted

British journalist Luke Harding He had no difficulty arriving in Helsinki last week after showing evidence of two AstraZeneca Covid vaccinations, but was turned away from the downtown bar because the bounced Covid reader app did not recognize his vaccination certificate, he reports. Helsingin sanomat newspaper.

"It felt a bit like you were a kid at school and no one would pick you up on their team during a gym class." Harding said he was left behind.

To date, 18 non-EU countries, including the United Kingdom, have joined the EU’s digital Covid certificate system.

Mika Pihlajamäki, a data architect for THL at the National Institute of Public Health, told HS that the problem was due to the digital formulation of some parental vaccination certificates, while Jari Suhonen The Department for Social Affairs and Health said the UK’s Covid passports were not fully integrated into the EU-wide system until 1 November.

"There are third countries whose Covid passports are accepted at the border but which are not part of the EU certification network. In practice, this means that THL’s Covid passport reader application will not be able to recognize these certificates," Suhonen added.

Protects pollinators

Finland is planning its first national strategy to protect pollinators Hufvudstadsbladet.

The Swedish-language diary states that Finland is increasingly concerned about the long-term survival of its bees.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry noted that pollinator populations have declined alarmingly in many parts of the world. Decline can have serious consequences for ecosystem functioning and ultimately for food production.

Source: The Nordic Page





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