Finland. The parliamentary elections in March became a victory for the bourgeois parties, which meant that the Social Democrats had to leave the center-led coalition government. Opposition Party The Collective Party emerged as the big winner. With the new party leader Jyrki Katainen, the party made its second best choice to date, winning 10 new seats and finishing 50. It was only 1 seat less than the Center Party, which lost 4 seats. The Social Democrats returned with 5 seats and stayed at 45, the party’s worst result since 1962.
The Swedish People’s Party went ahead with 1 mandate to 9, the Green League also won 1 mandate and took a total of 15, while the Left League lost 2 and stayed on 17. A newspaper wrote that Finland the day after the election woke up more bourgeois than ever. Counting The Green Union into the bourgeois bloc became the relationship of strength to the left bloc 138–62.
According to CountryAAH, Helsinki is the capital city of Finland. Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen (c) continued in office, but the government’s color changed from green-red to green-blue. Winners of the elections The Samling Party replaced the Social Democrats in the coalition, where the Green League and the Swedish People’s Party were also elected. New Foreign Minister became the Collection Party’s Ilkka Kanerva and party leader Katainen took over the Ministry of Finance.
In August, the government began work on a new so-called security policy report. will investigate what a possible NATO membership would mean for Finland.
In Helsinki, the City Council decided in the autumn to investigate how toll-free public transport would affect the environment and traffic. The environmentally hazardous emissions from traffic in Finland are among the highest in Europe.
In October, the European Commission sued Finland before the EU court, requesting a € 2 million fine for violating the EU ban on the sale of snuff. According to the European Commission, Finland has not complied with the 2006 convict, as snus sales occur on Åland ferries when they leave Finnish water. Only Sweden has exceptions to the EU snuff ban.
In November, Finland was shocked by a school massacre that took nine lives. An 18-year-old student at the Jokela school in Tusby north of Helsinki shot dead eight people before taking his own life. Ten students were injured. The victims were the school’s principal and school nurse as well as six students. An entire countryside was paralyzed with sadness, the flags waved on half pole, hundreds of candles burned around the lake next to the Jokela School and crisis workers from the Red Cross took care of teachers and pupils. The perpetrator was described as a Hitler fan, and on the Internet he praised the young people who performed the school massacre at Columbine High School in the United States in 1999. The weeks before the murder, he posted videos on the YouTube site about what he himself planned to do.
The nurses’ trade union Tehy announced in the autumn about mass layoffs when wage negotiations were stranded. The Government and Parliament responded with a law that meant that healthcare workers who resigned could be forced to call. Before the threat of chaos in the hospitals, the employer side bowed, and the healthcare staff was able to calculate the equivalent of between SEK 3,500 and 6,500 SEK salary increase until 2011. Thus, wages are increased 22-28 percent during the contract period, 10 percent during the first year.
The number of suicides in Finland has decreased by close to 40 percent over the past 15 years, it was reported during the year. Finland has thus become the first country in the world to succeed in a national suicide prevention program. Above all, drugs for depression and psychosis have been effective tools in preventive work. Despite the decline, around 1,000 Finns commit suicide each year.
Finland weather in March, April and May
Average daily temperatures between -2 ° C and 15 ° C can be expected over the next three months. May is mildest in Lappeenranta, while March is noticeably colder in Oulu. Temperatures in Helsinki are between 2 and 14 ° C, in Lappeenranta between -0 and 15 ° C and in Oulu between -2 and 12 ° C.
Do you want to go on a beach holiday? The water temperatures are in March, April and May 1-5 ° C. So the weather is not suitable for swimming.
In March it rains depending on the region of 6 (Oulu) to 15 days (Helsinki), in April of six (Oulu) to 11 days (Helsinki) and in May to 7 (Lappeenranta) to 11 days (Helsinki).
In the period from March to May , the sun shines on average between 0 and 9 hours a day. The sunniest weather is in May in Lappeenranta, but with less sun you will have to get by in Helsinki in March.
The founding of Helsinki at the mouth of the Vantaa ridge in Helsinge parish in 1550 was a step in Gustav Vasa’s efforts to compete with the Hanseatic city of Reval (Tallinn) on the Russian trade and to concentrate on New Zealand peasant regulation. The citizens of Ulfsby, Raumo, Ekenäs and Borgå received orders to move to Helsinki, but when the expected economic expansion failed, they were granted permission to return. Helsinki maintained a thinning existence even after 1640, when the city was moved closer to the sea (to Estnässkatan) and was granted extensive stacking rights. At the Russian conquest of 1713, Helsinki was burned by the retreating Swedish troops. The construction of Sveaborg’s fortress on the Vargskären from 1748 meant a boost. Helsinki was at the Russian conquest of 1808, when the city was once again fire-ravaged, the second largest city in Finland (about 3,500 residents).
Helsinki was appointed capital of the Grand Principality of Finland in 1812. The measure was motivated by a desire to weaken the ties to Sweden that Turku represented. The fire in 1808 meant that a magnificent building program could be implemented. After the Turku fire in 1827, the university was also moved to Helsinki, which was then the country’s political and cultural center. However, the population first reached 1840 at the same level as Turku (13,000 residents).
Helsinki received a rail link to Tavastehus in 1862 and in 1870 to Saint Petersburg. With the expansion of the autonomy of the Grand Principality during the second half of the 19th century, Helsinki’s capital functions were developed, symbolized by, among other things, Bank of Finland, Ständerhuset, Riddarhuset, National Archives, National Museum and National Theater. The period leading up to the First World War meant strong expansion and economic growth. through a strong industrialization. It mainly covered the metal, graphic and food industries and concentrated in Helsinki’s southern and northern districts outside the old city center. Helsinki also became one of the country’s most important ports.
The population grew to 127,000 (1910) and continued to grow since Finland became independent (1917). After major incorporations in 1946, the population of 1970 reached up to over half a million residents. Suburban education outside the city limits and relocation has subsequently reduced the population somewhat. A strong move from the interior of the country meant that Helsinki, whose traditional surrounding country was Swedish-speaking, gained a Finnish-speaking majority in the 1890s. The Swedish-speaking population’s share of the population has since steadily declined.