Yle poll: Majority of Finns oppose work-based immigration

Three quarters of respondents in a new Yle online survey say they're against Finland increasing work-based immigration.  The result comes days after the election success of the Finns Party - who also propose a tough line on newcomers. Yet there are growing warnings that the fast-ageing population means Finland desperately needs to import workers, or risk a dangerous hole in the country's finances.


Centre Party wins parliamentary elections in Finland

The results of Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Finland show a clear, expected win by the opposition Centre Party. The party’s leader, 53-year-old millionaire Juha Sipilä from Oulu in northern Finland is poised to succeed Alexander Stubb as Finland’s next prime minister.


To the "Russian Arctic" cruises for foreign tourists will be organized

 The Arkhangelsk region studies the possibility of the organization within Barents cooperation of sea cruises with visit by foreign tourists of the territory of national park "Russian Arctic" on the archipelago of Franz Joseph Land, reports the press center of the government of the Arkhangelsk region.
The deputy governor of the Arkhangelsk region on infras



The Udmurt scientists will make the first space experiment on the international level

 From April 26 to April 29 the scientists of the Udmurt state university will make space experiment at the international station. In the conditions of imponderability they research new magnetic materials, KP Izhevsk with reference to the press service of The Udmurt State University reports.

Their colleagues will join physics of university from Germany, Belgium, Great Britain and the USA. On ISS since 2009 the group prepared for carrying out the scientific experience .



More Hungarians moving abroad

At least 31,500 Hungarian citizens left the country for more than a year in 2014, up by nearly 50% from 2013 and six and a half times of the figure recorded in 2009, business daily Világgazdaság said on Wednesday, citing figures from the Central Statistical Office (KSH).



Finns Party MP would base immigration restrictions on nationality

According to a report by a nationalist Finns Party think tank, immigrants cost Finland at least 700 million euros per year, YLE News reports.

Finns Party MP Juho Eerola said he would consider restricting migration on the basis of nationality, based on calculations of a person’s anticipated value to Finland according to their nation of origin.



Estonia’s most influential poet to be reburied

Marie Under, one of Estonia's most famous poets, will be reburied in her homeland, ERR News reports. The Estonian Writers Union is looking for new resting place for Under and her family, currently buried in Sweden. The reburial service is planned for this autumn.