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Corporate social responsibility to be promoted with broad-based cooperation

During its evening session on 17 September 2014, the government was presented with a plan prepared last spring by a civil servants working group for the national implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Finland is one of the first EU member states to draft an action plan for the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles.


Government rejects TVO application for extension to decision-in-principle

On 25 September 2014 the Government issued a negative decision-in-principle regarding an application by Teollisuuden Voima to extend the expiration deadline of a decision-in-principle on the OL4 nuclear reactor unit.


The MEE and the Finnish Olympic Committee launch cooperation to boost cleantech exports

The Ministry of Employment and the Economy and the Finnish Olympic Committee have concluded a cooperation agreement on the promotion of cleanteach exports. The objective of the agreement is to create new opportunities for projects promoting Finnish cleantech exports utilising the olympic theme.


18.09.2014 The Ministry of Employment and the Economy granted EUR 65.2 million in three new LNG terminals

The Ministry of Employment and the Economy announced that it has today (18 September 2014) committed a total of EUR 65.2 million in energy subsidies for three liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals. With the help of this support, Manga LNG Oy, Skangass Oy, and Oy Aga Ab will build LNG terminals in Tornio, Pori and Rauma respectively.

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15.09.2014 Vapaavuori: Supplementary processes regarding Fennovoima and TVO decisions-in-principle to be presented to Government

The supplement of the application by Fennovoima to a decision-in-principle will be presented for approval with one precondition for issuing the construction license: at least 60 per cent of the shares must be in Finnish ownership.

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04.08.2014 Meyer Werft and the State of Finland acquire Turku shipyard

The State of Finland and the German shipbuilder Meyer Werft have signed an agreement with the shipyard’s owner STX Europe AS regarding the purchase of the whole share capital of STX Finland Oy.

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Ministry blog TEMatiikkaa

20.10.2014 15:09Timo Ritonummi: Energy efficiency is number one - or is it?

Timo RitonummiEnergy efficiency is an issue that is very topical at the moment – the Government approved a proposal for an Energy Efficiency Act on 9 October. It is easy to talk about energy efficiency, but choices are often dictated by money as well.

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