The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy ETLA predicted three percent growth this year in the Finnish economy on Tuesday, in one of the most positive economic forecasts for the near future to be released.
The Russian-Finnish nuclear project at Pyhäjoki, northern Finland, will not get a building permit before 2019, according to the company’s new, revised estimate. The firm had just a few months ago said it expected the permit in 2018.
Finland’s energy market is poised to shift into a new gear next year. Renewable energy sources are expected to produce more of the country’s energy than fossil fuels, which include oil, coal, natural gas and peat.
Some 55 asylum seekers who took part in a protest against Finland’s asylum policies at the northern border crossing town of Tornio have left the country by walking across the border en masse from Finland to Sweden on Tuesday afternoon, according to police in Finnish Lapland.
The Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority STUK will not deliver a safety assessment and related building permit for the Fennovoima nuclear project slated for Pyhäjoki in northwest Finland this year. According to the daily Kaleva, the nuclear watchdog has said that the evaluation and permit will be delayed by one year to the end of 2018.