The positive development is due to the benefits obtained from internal migration and immigration, as the number of births fell below the number of deaths for the first time in 30 years. The city of Tampere has drawn up a demographic plan that reflects its expected and desired population development until 2040. Ahlgrén-Holappa said the […]
In his research, Ståhlberg compared the reading skills and comprehension of children studying Finnish as a second language (S2) and those studying it as their mother tongue (S1). The study revealed that about a fifth of the children studying it as a second language were better able to read and understand a Finnish text than […]
On Monday afternoon, the National Accident Commission will hold a press conference in connection with presenting their final report on the plane crash in Örebro. Nine people died when a small plane crashed shortly after takeoff near Örebro Airport in July 2021. Hear Ekot’s live broadcast with Sveriges Radio’s reporter Tomas Hedman, Lars-Eric Uneståhl, a […]
Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto is holding a press conference on the Finnish NATO process on Monday afternoon. On Sunday, Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, opened up to admitting Finland, but not Sweden, into NATO. Listen to Ekot’s live broadcast with political reporter Mats Eriksson and Sveriges Radio Finska’s news director Riitta Niemi.
The ministries stated last week that the implementation of the projects would require substantial public sector investment, as other sources of funding, such as operator and user fees, would be relatively small compared to the required investment. Although private investors have also expressed interest in such projects, they would likely require state guarantees, leaving the […]
An explosion has occurred at a mosque in Peshawar in northwestern Pakistan, Pakistani police told the Reuters news agency. The information on how many have been injured differs, but according to the AFP news agency, at least 90 people are said to have been injured and 17 killed. Listen to Ekot’s live broadcast.
The annual backyard bird count provides valuable information about long-term population changes – but the top three species remain the same year after year, says Birdlife Finland.
The collective agreement between Efling and SA expired on November 1, 2022. So far, no agreement has been reached on a new agreement. The dispute between the trade union Efling and the Confederation of Employers SA means that the members of the trade union Efling have not received a pay increase. Most of the remaining […]
Finland does not expect progress on the ratification of its NATO membership before Turkey’s elections in May, Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) told Yle.
This week’s musical crossword. Complete the cross plan and compete for honor and great prizes. Every Saturday at 10.03 you can listen to Melodikrysset in P4.
In this podcast you meet David Druid and Katherine Zimmerman who were previously colleagues in Morgonpasset in P3. The talk show is their reunion where they talk about politics and little else. In the podcast, we also hear Ekot’s political domestic reporter Lova Olsson and the satirist Moa Wallin from the P3 Club. Producer: Sukran […]
Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson’s state secretary PM Nilsson has been in trouble since it was revealed that he poached eels and also lied to the police about this. On his Facebook page, Nilsson announced on Thursday that he is leaving his post in the government office. “I understand how inappropriate it was to fish for […]
YLE: The President’s Office rejected the proposal to become the Prime Minister’s security policy advisor
The current system is estimated to work well, and it is based on a clear division of work and responsibilities and smooth and reliable cooperation with the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “Therefore, the agency does not consider it necessary or appropriate to establish a new unit in the prime minister’s […]
The number of deaths was particularly high in January (5,864) and December (5,820), but low in June (4,519). Life expectancy for newborn boys fell by 0.5 years to 78.6 years and for girls by 0.6 years to 83.8 years in 2022, which is a new low since 2017 and 2013. According to Statistics Finland, such […]
Icelandair has announced a new destination which is Crete, Greece. The flight from Keflavík airport to Chania airport in Crete will be once a week, on Fridays. Icelandair previously flew to Crete on charter flights, and now scheduled flights will be offered for the first time. The first flight is scheduled for May 26, 2023 […]
Today at 10:00 am, an avalanche of slush descended on the town of Patreksfjörður. The avalanche did not reach any homes, but fell along the same route as the 1983 avalanche. The avalanche this morning was much smaller than forty years ago, but there is still a lot of snow in the mountains above the […]
The right-wing extremist Rasmus Paludan’s Koran burning angered Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who blocked Sweden’s path into NATO even more. How does Prime Minister Kristersson intend to navigate this storm, and could it even be that NATO membership slips out of his hands? At the same time, the government is celebrating 100 days in […]