Minister of Economic Affairs Jan Vapaavuori says that the interim report published by Talvivaara mining company today shows that the company's financial situation is extremely difficult. In Talvivaara's own estimates, the company's liquidity position has weakened more than anticipated.
The system of granting government aid to small and medium-sized companies will be made more effective. The objective of the new act is to channel an increasing amount of aid to the renewal of business activities and to improve the competitiveness of businesses.
The longer an immigrant has been in Finland, the closer his or her living conditions are to those of the native population. Differences among immigrant groups are nevertheless great. The situation of young people is particularly problematic, and gender also has significance in integration.