Tuesday 22.8.2017

Two unpleasant sexually transmitted diseases are growing in the capital city region – Doctor advises to go to tests.

Gastric and chlamydial infections have increased. According to THL’s statistics, this year until last Friday were 235 reported gastric infections, whereas last year there were 268 infections in total. Also, there are already 2,885 cases of chlamydia this year in comparison to 4,818 last year. (Länsiväylä)


130 000€ design tram stops standing unused.

2 Stefan Lindfors design tram stops in Kamppi are currently unused. They cost 130 000€ to the city and moving them to another location will be costly because of their sizes, since they were also designed to be spacious for wheelchair users. HLK is currently negotiating with French company JCDecaux to continue to supply the city with tram and bus stops. (Iltalehti)


Every third student is ready to move abroad for work in Finland.

Students are ready to leave Finland if they are unable to find job they are seeking for. Information was published today in Eurostudent-research. Main reasons for job hunt are study and living costs. (Yle)


PM Sipilä urges MPs to support fast-tracked intelligence law, says “the right to life is more important than the right to privacy”

In the wake of Friday’s deadly knife attacks in Turku, Finland’s Prime Minister told an audience of ambassadors that there must be a faster way to deport people who have come in Finland under false pretences. He also called for faster parliamentary approval of stated changes to security and intelligence laws. (Yle News in English)