On 28 April, German company Hetzner Online AG announced its plans to situate a new data centre in Finland. Moreover, the company is now investing in the ongoing Cinia project to construct a submarine cable connection to Europe. According to Minister of Economic Affairs Jan Vapaavuori, the government has made long‑term efforts to attract the data centre to Finland.
The parties aim at closing the transaction as quickly as possible, with the expectation for the closing to take place during the summer 2015. In addition to the granted permits the necessary steps still to be finalized include the provision of the necessary regulatory permits and the final decisions concerning the committed financing.
15.04.2015 Meyer becomes 100% owner of Turku shipyard
The Meyer family, operating the shipbuilding company Meyer Werft in Germany, and the Finnish State acquired Turku shipyard from STX Europe in September 2014. It was agreed that Meyer had a call option to buy FII’s minority stake (30%) in the shipyard. Meyer has now decided to further invest in Turku shipyard using the call option.
Finland wants to be in the front line when health care is developed with the help of genome information. The collaboration of Auria Biobank and Bayer will significantly speed up the emergence of more precise medicines onto the market. For citizens this means better and more individual treatment.
On 19 March 2015, the Government appointed Jari Gustafsson as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy. The five-year term will begin on 1 October 2015. Erkki Virtanen, who has been the Ministry's Permanent Secretary since the establishment of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy will retire in the autumn.