This week in Finland – Deadly accident

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Level crossing

Deadly accident

AT LEAST four people have been killed after a train and army lorry collided in southern Finland. The reason for the crash, which happened at a level crossing, remains unclear and a further seven people were left injured.

Drinking down

A STUDY by Finland’s National Institute for Health and Welfare THL has found that alcohol consumption in the country has declined by 15 percent since 2007. The report also found that alcohol consumption has fallen in all age groups.

Jobs cut

THE largest financial services group in the Nordic countries, Nordea Bank, has announced they will cut at least 6,00 jobs worldwide. The bank has an estimated 31,800 staff members with the majority in Finland, Sweden and Denmark.

Gender neutral

DOZENS of traffic signs have been redesigned in Finland to make them more gender neutral. The redesign comes as part of a broad transport reform from the Transport Agency as they look to reconfigure the way of communicating with pedestrians and motorists.

Finntastic

FINNISH airline Finnair have announced their best ever quarterly results after releasing their third quarter figures.  The company has seen a third quarter profit of €119 million, an improvement of €53 million in compared to the same quarter in 2016.

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