Tuesday’s newspapers: Turkey, ticks and three-euro gas

Helsingin sanomat newspaper includes presidential analysis The Kultaranta talks at the two-day foreign policy summit stated that the event presented a cold reality: there is no solution in sight of Turkey’s opposition to Finland’s and ’s accession to .

As few people outside Turkey seem to know what Turkey really wants to block the Nordic membership offers, respect is shown "unpredictable" Erdoğaneven in small things, HS writes.

This was confirmed by the Secretary General of NATO referring to Turkey under the Turkish name Türkiye at a press conference with at the start of negotiations on Sunday, HS notes, although it occasionally uses the country ‘s English name. Although President Niinistö used the name Türkiye less frequently, he did not omit it altogether.

Türkiye is Turkish and means Turkey. In June, Erdoğan launched a brand change campaign to free Turkey from the English word turkey (a bird species), which he said is derogatory.

HS further writes that only during Niinistö’s presidency have attempts been made to make security policy discussions available to the public, Niinistö launched Kultaranta Talks in 2013.

HS notes that the reform has been partly successful, as the acronym “security policy”, which was previously unknown to the general public, has also become widespread during Niinistö’s term. This is due in part to the widespread use of the term on social media, such as Twitter.

Despite Niinistö’s years of trying to breathe new life into Finland’s foreign policy debate, his attempts have not been entirely successful; It is difficult for Finnish politicians to admit that the security policy approach they have cherished for decades is no longer working. It was not until this spring, HS concludes, that most were willing to accept this fact.

Fast tick species

Finnish newspaper Evening paper says that a new species of mite, called Hyalomma, may soon spread widely in Finland.

The larvae of Hyalomma mites have already been found in Finland, a researcher at the Museum of Natural History Riikka Elotold IL.

Unlike the tick species commonly found in Finland, which wait for their prey to walk past, the Hyalomma tick runs from its prey.

"Hyalomma chases its prey and can smell it from up to 10 meters away," Elo informed readers this morning.

Although adult Hyalomma mites have not yet been found in the country, they have been observed in Sweden. Its longer and warmer summers have allowed the spread of a tick previously found mainly in North Africa and Asia, IL writes.

In Finland, about 5 percent of ticks carry the Rickettsia bacterium, which causes typhoid fever. However, checking for ticks in the evening and removing them immediately will prevent the bacteria from spreading, Elo said.

IL encourages readers to use Punkkilivewebsite to check the tick situation in their area and report any tick findings.

Three euros for gasoline?

According to Taloussanomat, petrol prices will rise in Finland this summer, possibly to the peak of three euros per liter.

Crude oil prices are expected to rise against the dollar, partly due to the weakening of the euro, says forecasting director of Etla’s Economic Research Institute Markku Lehmussaid TS.

Lehmus added that in order for the price of oil to rise to 3 euros per liter, the daily price would have to rise by about 15 percent, which is possible.

cut its fuel by three months to help its motorists in early June, but Lehmus said there are currently no effective ways in Finland to curb rising gas prices.

"Low-income people in the country could be granted benefits to compensate for their plight. But there is no point in introducing a petrol tax in between" According to the linden.

Although the price increase is stinging, it is probably a temporary situation, Lehmus said.

Source: The Nordic Page

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