Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Finland http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Finland: Plan to Become a Smoke-Free Country http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404093_text Excise taxes; Marketing and advertising; Taxation; Tobacco and smoking - Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404093_text Global Legal Monitor: Finland: Universal Health Care for Undocumented Immigrants http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403907_text Immigration - Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403907_text Global Legal Monitor: Finland: Amendment of List of Countries Subject to Controlled Foreign Company Legislation http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403850_text Corporate income tax; Corporations; Taxation - Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last The Ministry of Finance (Valtiovarainministeri) of Finland issued a decree on December 31, 2013, updating its list of countries that impose a corporate tax burden deemed to be significantly different from (less than three-fifths of) the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403850_text Global Legal Monitor: Finland: Public Register Proposed for Tax Debts of Enterprises http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403790_text Corporations; Taxation - Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last The Ministry of Finance (Valtiovarainministeri) of Finland issued a decree on December 31, 2013, updating its list of countries that impose a corporate tax burden deemed to be significantly different from (less than three-fifths of) the The Finnish government presented draft legislation to Finland's parliament, the Eduskunta, on December 5, 2013, concerning the establishment of a public register on tax debts of enterprises. (Laura Pakarinen, Finland: Government Proposes Public Tax Debt... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 23 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403790_text Global Legal Monitor: Finland: Tax Incentives for Investment in Small Companies http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403603_text Taxation - Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last The Ministry of Finance (Valtiovarainministeri) of Finland issued a decree on December 31, 2013, updating its list of countries that impose a corporate tax burden deemed to be significantly different from (less than three-fifths of) the The Finnish government presented draft legislation to Finland's parliament, the Eduskunta, on December 5, 2013, concerning the establishment of a public register on tax debts of enterprises. (Laura Pakarinen, Finland: Government Proposes Public Tax Debt On May 13, 2013, Decree A 341/2013, which puts into force the Law on Investment Relief for Fiscal Years 2013-2015 (hereinafter Law on Investment Relief), was published in Finland's official gazette. The Decree also provides for... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 28 May 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403603_text Global Legal Monitor: Finland: Decree on Bank Tax http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403502_text Taxation - Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last The Ministry of Finance (Valtiovarainministeri) of Finland issued a decree on December 31, 2013, updating its list of countries that impose a corporate tax burden deemed to be significantly different from (less than three-fifths of) the The Finnish government presented draft legislation to Finland's parliament, the Eduskunta, on December 5, 2013, concerning the establishment of a public register on tax debts of enterprises. (Laura Pakarinen, Finland: Government Proposes Public Tax Debt On May 13, 2013, Decree A 341/2013, which puts into force the Law on Investment Relief for Fiscal Years 2013-2015 (hereinafter Law on Investment Relief), was published in Finland's official gazette. The Decree also provides for According to a decree published on February 28, 2013, in Finland's Official Gazette (Suomen Saadskokoelma), banks will be subject to special taxation (Decree No. 169/2013, effective from Jan. 1, 2013). Banks that qualify for the tax... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 04 Mar 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403502_text Global Legal Monitor: Finland: Driver's License Reform http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403339_text Motor vehicles - Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last The Ministry of Finance (Valtiovarainministeri) of Finland issued a decree on December 31, 2013, updating its list of countries that impose a corporate tax burden deemed to be significantly different from (less than three-fifths of) the The Finnish government presented draft legislation to Finland's parliament, the Eduskunta, on December 5, 2013, concerning the establishment of a public register on tax debts of enterprises. (Laura Pakarinen, Finland: Government Proposes Public Tax Debt On May 13, 2013, Decree A 341/2013, which puts into force the Law on Investment Relief for Fiscal Years 2013-2015 (hereinafter Law on Investment Relief), was published in Finland's official gazette. The Decree also provides for According to a decree published on February 28, 2013, in Finland's Official Gazette (Suomen Saadskokoelma), banks will be subject to special taxation (Decree No. 169/2013, effective from Jan. 1, 2013). Banks that qualify for the tax Finland plans to inaugurate the use of a new, fixed-term driver's license as of January 19, 2013, according to a news report of September 17, 2012. In... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 25 Sep 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403339_text Global Legal Monitor: Finland: Electronic Firearms Registry Part of Integrated Police Records System http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403334_text Firearms and explosives - Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last The Ministry of Finance (Valtiovarainministeri) of Finland issued a decree on December 31, 2013, updating its list of countries that impose a corporate tax burden deemed to be significantly different from (less than three-fifths of) the The Finnish government presented draft legislation to Finland's parliament, the Eduskunta, on December 5, 2013, concerning the establishment of a public register on tax debts of enterprises. (Laura Pakarinen, Finland: Government Proposes Public Tax Debt On May 13, 2013, Decree A 341/2013, which puts into force the Law on Investment Relief for Fiscal Years 2013-2015 (hereinafter Law on Investment Relief), was published in Finland's official gazette. The Decree also provides for According to a decree published on February 28, 2013, in Finland's Official Gazette (Suomen Saadskokoelma), banks will be subject to special taxation (Decree No. 169/2013, effective from Jan. 1, 2013). Banks that qualify for the tax Finland plans to inaugurate the use of a new, fixed-term driver's license as of January 19, 2013, according to a news report of September 17, 2012. In It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 24 Sep 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403334_text Global Legal Monitor: Finland: Tax on Public Broadcasting http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403318_text Taxation - Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last The Ministry of Finance (Valtiovarainministeri) of Finland issued a decree on December 31, 2013, updating its list of countries that impose a corporate tax burden deemed to be significantly different from (less than three-fifths of) the The Finnish government presented draft legislation to Finland's parliament, the Eduskunta, on December 5, 2013, concerning the establishment of a public register on tax debts of enterprises. (Laura Pakarinen, Finland: Government Proposes Public Tax Debt On May 13, 2013, Decree A 341/2013, which puts into force the Law on Investment Relief for Fiscal Years 2013-2015 (hereinafter Law on Investment Relief), was published in Finland's official gazette. The Decree also provides for According to a decree published on February 28, 2013, in Finland's Official Gazette (Suomen Saadskokoelma), banks will be subject to special taxation (Decree No. 169/2013, effective from Jan. 1, 2013). Banks that qualify for the tax Finland plans to inaugurate the use of a new, fixed-term driver's license as of January 19, 2013, according to a news report of September 17, 2012. In It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing The President of Finland approved law proposal HE 28/2012 on August 31, 2012, which introduces a tax to finance the country's national public service broadcasting company, YLE. (Laura Pakarinen, Finland: TV Tax Adopted,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 07 Sep 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403318_text Global Legal Monitor: Finland: Legalization of Medical Cannabis Considered http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403311_text Health - Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last The Ministry of Finance (Valtiovarainministeri) of Finland issued a decree on December 31, 2013, updating its list of countries that impose a corporate tax burden deemed to be significantly different from (less than three-fifths of) the The Finnish government presented draft legislation to Finland's parliament, the Eduskunta, on December 5, 2013, concerning the establishment of a public register on tax debts of enterprises. (Laura Pakarinen, Finland: Government Proposes Public Tax Debt On May 13, 2013, Decree A 341/2013, which puts into force the Law on Investment Relief for Fiscal Years 2013-2015 (hereinafter Law on Investment Relief), was published in Finland's official gazette. The Decree also provides for According to a decree published on February 28, 2013, in Finland's Official Gazette (Suomen Saadskokoelma), banks will be subject to special taxation (Decree No. 169/2013, effective from Jan. 1, 2013). Banks that qualify for the tax Finland plans to inaugurate the use of a new, fixed-term driver's license as of January 19, 2013, according to a news report of September 17, 2012. In It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing The President of Finland approved law proposal HE 28/2012 on August 31, 2012, which introduces a tax to finance the country's national public service broadcasting company, YLE. (Laura Pakarinen, Finland: TV Tax Adopted, In a recent interview, Erkki Palva of Finland's national pharmaceutical agency, Fimea, stated that the agency will, within a few weeks, issue an assessment of the use of a form of cannabis for medical purposes. (... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 05 Sep 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403311_text Global Legal Monitor: Finland: New Government Statement on Remuneration in State-Owned Companies http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403309_text Economics and public finance - Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last The Ministry of Finance (Valtiovarainministeri) of Finland issued a decree on December 31, 2013, updating its list of countries that impose a corporate tax burden deemed to be significantly different from (less than three-fifths of) the The Finnish government presented draft legislation to Finland's parliament, the Eduskunta, on December 5, 2013, concerning the establishment of a public register on tax debts of enterprises. (Laura Pakarinen, Finland: Government Proposes Public Tax Debt On May 13, 2013, Decree A 341/2013, which puts into force the Law on Investment Relief for Fiscal Years 2013-2015 (hereinafter Law on Investment Relief), was published in Finland's official gazette. The Decree also provides for According to a decree published on February 28, 2013, in Finland's Official Gazette (Suomen Saadskokoelma), banks will be subject to special taxation (Decree No. 169/2013, effective from Jan. 1, 2013). Banks that qualify for the tax Finland plans to inaugurate the use of a new, fixed-term driver's license as of January 19, 2013, according to a news report of September 17, 2012. In It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing The President of Finland approved law proposal HE 28/2012 on August 31, 2012, which introduces a tax to finance the country's national public service broadcasting company, YLE. (Laura Pakarinen, Finland: TV Tax Adopted, In a recent interview, Erkki Palva of Finland's national pharmaceutical agency, Fimea, stated that the agency will, within a few weeks, issue an assessment of the use of a form of cannabis for medical purposes. (On August 13, 2012, the Government of Finland released a new statement on the remuneration of senior executive management in state-owned companies, which takes "openness and moderation" as its basic premises. The previous statement, which was... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 31 Aug 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403309_text Global Legal Monitor: Finland: Emoticon Trademark Abrogated http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403285_text Intellectual property - Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last The Ministry of Finance (Valtiovarainministeri) of Finland issued a decree on December 31, 2013, updating its list of countries that impose a corporate tax burden deemed to be significantly different from (less than three-fifths of) the The Finnish government presented draft legislation to Finland's parliament, the Eduskunta, on December 5, 2013, concerning the establishment of a public register on tax debts of enterprises. (Laura Pakarinen, Finland: Government Proposes Public Tax Debt On May 13, 2013, Decree A 341/2013, which puts into force the Law on Investment Relief for Fiscal Years 2013-2015 (hereinafter Law on Investment Relief), was published in Finland's official gazette. The Decree also provides for According to a decree published on February 28, 2013, in Finland's Official Gazette (Suomen Saadskokoelma), banks will be subject to special taxation (Decree No. 169/2013, effective from Jan. 1, 2013). Banks that qualify for the tax Finland plans to inaugurate the use of a new, fixed-term driver's license as of January 19, 2013, according to a news report of September 17, 2012. In It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing The President of Finland approved law proposal HE 28/2012 on August 31, 2012, which introduces a tax to finance the country's national public service broadcasting company, YLE. (Laura Pakarinen, Finland: TV Tax Adopted, In a recent interview, Erkki Palva of Finland's national pharmaceutical agency, Fimea, stated that the agency will, within a few weeks, issue an assessment of the use of a form of cannabis for medical purposes. (On August 13, 2012, the Government of Finland released a new statement on the remuneration of senior executive management in state-owned companies, which takes "openness and moderation" as its basic premises. The previous statement, which was Although previously the Finnish National Board of Patents and Registration (last visited Aug. 13, 2012) permitted a Finnish man to trademark the "smiley" emoticon, consisting of a colon and parenthesis :), the Supreme Administrative Court... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 15 Aug 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403285_text Global Legal Monitor: Finland: Proposal to Extend Sugar Tax http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403242_text Taxation - Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last The Ministry of Finance (Valtiovarainministeri) of Finland issued a decree on December 31, 2013, updating its list of countries that impose a corporate tax burden deemed to be significantly different from (less than three-fifths of) the The Finnish government presented draft legislation to Finland's parliament, the Eduskunta, on December 5, 2013, concerning the establishment of a public register on tax debts of enterprises. (Laura Pakarinen, Finland: Government Proposes Public Tax Debt On May 13, 2013, Decree A 341/2013, which puts into force the Law on Investment Relief for Fiscal Years 2013-2015 (hereinafter Law on Investment Relief), was published in Finland's official gazette. The Decree also provides for According to a decree published on February 28, 2013, in Finland's Official Gazette (Suomen Saadskokoelma), banks will be subject to special taxation (Decree No. 169/2013, effective from Jan. 1, 2013). Banks that qualify for the tax Finland plans to inaugurate the use of a new, fixed-term driver's license as of January 19, 2013, according to a news report of September 17, 2012. In It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing The President of Finland approved law proposal HE 28/2012 on August 31, 2012, which introduces a tax to finance the country's national public service broadcasting company, YLE. (Laura Pakarinen, Finland: TV Tax Adopted, In a recent interview, Erkki Palva of Finland's national pharmaceutical agency, Fimea, stated that the agency will, within a few weeks, issue an assessment of the use of a form of cannabis for medical purposes. (On August 13, 2012, the Government of Finland released a new statement on the remuneration of senior executive management in state-owned companies, which takes "openness and moderation" as its basic premises. The previous statement, which was Although previously the Finnish National Board of Patents and Registration (last visited Aug. 13, 2012) permitted a Finnish man to trademark the "smiley" emoticon, consisting of a colon and parenthesis :), the Supreme Administrative Court On July 5, 2012, Finland's Sugar Tax Working Group released an interim report, recommending extension of the tax on sugar. (Press Release No. 141/2012, Ministry of Finance, InterimReport of the Sugar Tax Working Group Completed... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 16 Jul 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403242_text Global Legal Monitor: Finland: Plan to Cut Childcare Benefits Considered http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403013_text Children - Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last The Ministry of Finance (Valtiovarainministeri) of Finland issued a decree on December 31, 2013, updating its list of countries that impose a corporate tax burden deemed to be significantly different from (less than three-fifths of) the The Finnish government presented draft legislation to Finland's parliament, the Eduskunta, on December 5, 2013, concerning the establishment of a public register on tax debts of enterprises. (Laura Pakarinen, Finland: Government Proposes Public Tax Debt On May 13, 2013, Decree A 341/2013, which puts into force the Law on Investment Relief for Fiscal Years 2013-2015 (hereinafter Law on Investment Relief), was published in Finland's official gazette. The Decree also provides for According to a decree published on February 28, 2013, in Finland's Official Gazette (Suomen Saadskokoelma), banks will be subject to special taxation (Decree No. 169/2013, effective from Jan. 1, 2013). Banks that qualify for the tax Finland plans to inaugurate the use of a new, fixed-term driver's license as of January 19, 2013, according to a news report of September 17, 2012. In It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing The President of Finland approved law proposal HE 28/2012 on August 31, 2012, which introduces a tax to finance the country's national public service broadcasting company, YLE. (Laura Pakarinen, Finland: TV Tax Adopted, In a recent interview, Erkki Palva of Finland's national pharmaceutical agency, Fimea, stated that the agency will, within a few weeks, issue an assessment of the use of a form of cannabis for medical purposes. (On August 13, 2012, the Government of Finland released a new statement on the remuneration of senior executive management in state-owned companies, which takes "openness and moderation" as its basic premises. The previous statement, which was Although previously the Finnish National Board of Patents and Registration (last visited Aug. 13, 2012) permitted a Finnish man to trademark the "smiley" emoticon, consisting of a colon and parenthesis :), the Supreme Administrative Court On July 5, 2012, Finland's Sugar Tax Working Group released an interim report, recommending extension of the tax on sugar. (Press Release No. 141/2012, Ministry of Finance, InterimReport of the Sugar Tax Working Group Completed Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 05 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403013_text Global Legal Monitor: Finland: Proposal to Restrict Alcoholic Beverage Image Advertising Fails Again to Materialize http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402553_text Workers safety and health - Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last The Ministry of Finance (Valtiovarainministeri) of Finland issued a decree on December 31, 2013, updating its list of countries that impose a corporate tax burden deemed to be significantly different from (less than three-fifths of) the The Finnish government presented draft legislation to Finland's parliament, the Eduskunta, on December 5, 2013, concerning the establishment of a public register on tax debts of enterprises. (Laura Pakarinen, Finland: Government Proposes Public Tax Debt On May 13, 2013, Decree A 341/2013, which puts into force the Law on Investment Relief for Fiscal Years 2013-2015 (hereinafter Law on Investment Relief), was published in Finland's official gazette. The Decree also provides for According to a decree published on February 28, 2013, in Finland's Official Gazette (Suomen Saadskokoelma), banks will be subject to special taxation (Decree No. 169/2013, effective from Jan. 1, 2013). Banks that qualify for the tax Finland plans to inaugurate the use of a new, fixed-term driver's license as of January 19, 2013, according to a news report of September 17, 2012. In It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing The President of Finland approved law proposal HE 28/2012 on August 31, 2012, which introduces a tax to finance the country's national public service broadcasting company, YLE. (Laura Pakarinen, Finland: TV Tax Adopted, In a recent interview, Erkki Palva of Finland's national pharmaceutical agency, Fimea, stated that the agency will, within a few weeks, issue an assessment of the use of a form of cannabis for medical purposes. (On August 13, 2012, the Government of Finland released a new statement on the remuneration of senior executive management in state-owned companies, which takes "openness and moderation" as its basic premises. The previous statement, which was Although previously the Finnish National Board of Patents and Registration (last visited Aug. 13, 2012) permitted a Finnish man to trademark the "smiley" emoticon, consisting of a colon and parenthesis :), the Supreme Administrative Court On July 5, 2012, Finland's Sugar Tax Working Group released an interim report, recommending extension of the tax on sugar. (Press Release No. 141/2012, Ministry of Finance, InterimReport of the Sugar Tax Working Group Completed Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week It was reported on March 2, 2011, that the Finnish government failed to produce a legislative proposal on restricting image advertising of alcoholic beverages. The development took place in a meeting between negotiators for the Parliamentary... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 04 Mar 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402553_text Global Legal Monitor: Finland: Constitutional Reforms Approved by Legislature http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402532_text Constitution - Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last The Ministry of Finance (Valtiovarainministeri) of Finland issued a decree on December 31, 2013, updating its list of countries that impose a corporate tax burden deemed to be significantly different from (less than three-fifths of) the The Finnish government presented draft legislation to Finland's parliament, the Eduskunta, on December 5, 2013, concerning the establishment of a public register on tax debts of enterprises. (Laura Pakarinen, Finland: Government Proposes Public Tax Debt On May 13, 2013, Decree A 341/2013, which puts into force the Law on Investment Relief for Fiscal Years 2013-2015 (hereinafter Law on Investment Relief), was published in Finland's official gazette. The Decree also provides for According to a decree published on February 28, 2013, in Finland's Official Gazette (Suomen Saadskokoelma), banks will be subject to special taxation (Decree No. 169/2013, effective from Jan. 1, 2013). Banks that qualify for the tax Finland plans to inaugurate the use of a new, fixed-term driver's license as of January 19, 2013, according to a news report of September 17, 2012. In It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing The President of Finland approved law proposal HE 28/2012 on August 31, 2012, which introduces a tax to finance the country's national public service broadcasting company, YLE. (Laura Pakarinen, Finland: TV Tax Adopted, In a recent interview, Erkki Palva of Finland's national pharmaceutical agency, Fimea, stated that the agency will, within a few weeks, issue an assessment of the use of a form of cannabis for medical purposes. (On August 13, 2012, the Government of Finland released a new statement on the remuneration of senior executive management in state-owned companies, which takes "openness and moderation" as its basic premises. The previous statement, which was Although previously the Finnish National Board of Patents and Registration (last visited Aug. 13, 2012) permitted a Finnish man to trademark the "smiley" emoticon, consisting of a colon and parenthesis :), the Supreme Administrative Court On July 5, 2012, Finland's Sugar Tax Working Group released an interim report, recommending extension of the tax on sugar. (Press Release No. 141/2012, Ministry of Finance, InterimReport of the Sugar Tax Working Group Completed Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week It was reported on March 2, 2011, that the Finnish government failed to produce a legislative proposal on restricting image advertising of alcoholic beverages. The development took place in a meeting between negotiators for the Parliamentary It was reported on February 16, 2011, that the current Parliament of Finland voted to approve constitutional amendments that include mentioning European Union membership in the Constitution. Finland joined the EU in 1995. Another amendment stipulates... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 22 Feb 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402532_text Global Legal Monitor: Finland: Supreme Court Decides Sex Discrimination Case http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402331_text Discrimination - Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last The Ministry of Finance (Valtiovarainministeri) of Finland issued a decree on December 31, 2013, updating its list of countries that impose a corporate tax burden deemed to be significantly different from (less than three-fifths of) the The Finnish government presented draft legislation to Finland's parliament, the Eduskunta, on December 5, 2013, concerning the establishment of a public register on tax debts of enterprises. (Laura Pakarinen, Finland: Government Proposes Public Tax Debt On May 13, 2013, Decree A 341/2013, which puts into force the Law on Investment Relief for Fiscal Years 2013-2015 (hereinafter Law on Investment Relief), was published in Finland's official gazette. The Decree also provides for According to a decree published on February 28, 2013, in Finland's Official Gazette (Suomen Saadskokoelma), banks will be subject to special taxation (Decree No. 169/2013, effective from Jan. 1, 2013). Banks that qualify for the tax Finland plans to inaugurate the use of a new, fixed-term driver's license as of January 19, 2013, according to a news report of September 17, 2012. In It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing The President of Finland approved law proposal HE 28/2012 on August 31, 2012, which introduces a tax to finance the country's national public service broadcasting company, YLE. (Laura Pakarinen, Finland: TV Tax Adopted, In a recent interview, Erkki Palva of Finland's national pharmaceutical agency, Fimea, stated that the agency will, within a few weeks, issue an assessment of the use of a form of cannabis for medical purposes. (On August 13, 2012, the Government of Finland released a new statement on the remuneration of senior executive management in state-owned companies, which takes "openness and moderation" as its basic premises. The previous statement, which was Although previously the Finnish National Board of Patents and Registration (last visited Aug. 13, 2012) permitted a Finnish man to trademark the "smiley" emoticon, consisting of a colon and parenthesis :), the Supreme Administrative Court On July 5, 2012, Finland's Sugar Tax Working Group released an interim report, recommending extension of the tax on sugar. (Press Release No. 141/2012, Ministry of Finance, InterimReport of the Sugar Tax Working Group Completed Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week It was reported on March 2, 2011, that the Finnish government failed to produce a legislative proposal on restricting image advertising of alcoholic beverages. The development took place in a meeting between negotiators for the Parliamentary It was reported on February 16, 2011, that the current Parliament of Finland voted to approve constitutional amendments that include mentioning European Union membership in the Constitution. Finland joined the EU in 1995. Another amendment stipulates On October 22, 2010, Finland's Supreme Court decided that a Lutheran clergyman was guilty of discrimination based on gender. The case stemmed from a 2007 incident in which the clergyman, a member of the conservative Lutheran... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 26 Oct 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402331_text Global Legal Monitor: Finland: Pain Management for Dying Patients http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402274_text Workers safety and health - Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last The Ministry of Finance (Valtiovarainministeri) of Finland issued a decree on December 31, 2013, updating its list of countries that impose a corporate tax burden deemed to be significantly different from (less than three-fifths of) the The Finnish government presented draft legislation to Finland's parliament, the Eduskunta, on December 5, 2013, concerning the establishment of a public register on tax debts of enterprises. (Laura Pakarinen, Finland: Government Proposes Public Tax Debt On May 13, 2013, Decree A 341/2013, which puts into force the Law on Investment Relief for Fiscal Years 2013-2015 (hereinafter Law on Investment Relief), was published in Finland's official gazette. The Decree also provides for According to a decree published on February 28, 2013, in Finland's Official Gazette (Suomen Saadskokoelma), banks will be subject to special taxation (Decree No. 169/2013, effective from Jan. 1, 2013). Banks that qualify for the tax Finland plans to inaugurate the use of a new, fixed-term driver's license as of January 19, 2013, according to a news report of September 17, 2012. In It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing The President of Finland approved law proposal HE 28/2012 on August 31, 2012, which introduces a tax to finance the country's national public service broadcasting company, YLE. (Laura Pakarinen, Finland: TV Tax Adopted, In a recent interview, Erkki Palva of Finland's national pharmaceutical agency, Fimea, stated that the agency will, within a few weeks, issue an assessment of the use of a form of cannabis for medical purposes. (On August 13, 2012, the Government of Finland released a new statement on the remuneration of senior executive management in state-owned companies, which takes "openness and moderation" as its basic premises. The previous statement, which was Although previously the Finnish National Board of Patents and Registration (last visited Aug. 13, 2012) permitted a Finnish man to trademark the "smiley" emoticon, consisting of a colon and parenthesis :), the Supreme Administrative Court On July 5, 2012, Finland's Sugar Tax Working Group released an interim report, recommending extension of the tax on sugar. (Press Release No. 141/2012, Ministry of Finance, InterimReport of the Sugar Tax Working Group Completed Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week It was reported on March 2, 2011, that the Finnish government failed to produce a legislative proposal on restricting image advertising of alcoholic beverages. The development took place in a meeting between negotiators for the Parliamentary It was reported on February 16, 2011, that the current Parliament of Finland voted to approve constitutional amendments that include mentioning European Union membership in the Constitution. Finland joined the EU in 1995. Another amendment stipulates On October 22, 2010, Finland's Supreme Court decided that a Lutheran clergyman was guilty of discrimination based on gender. The case stemmed from a 2007 incident in which the clergyman, a member of the conservative Lutheran On September 23, 2010, the Finnish government announced new guidelines for the care of the dying. The new rules apply to both public and private institutions and state that a patient's wishes must be taken into... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 28 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402274_text Global Legal Monitor: Finland: Budget Proposal Foresees Higher Energy, Sweets, and Soft Drink Taxes http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402138_text Taxation - Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last The Ministry of Finance (Valtiovarainministeri) of Finland issued a decree on December 31, 2013, updating its list of countries that impose a corporate tax burden deemed to be significantly different from (less than three-fifths of) the The Finnish government presented draft legislation to Finland's parliament, the Eduskunta, on December 5, 2013, concerning the establishment of a public register on tax debts of enterprises. (Laura Pakarinen, Finland: Government Proposes Public Tax Debt On May 13, 2013, Decree A 341/2013, which puts into force the Law on Investment Relief for Fiscal Years 2013-2015 (hereinafter Law on Investment Relief), was published in Finland's official gazette. The Decree also provides for According to a decree published on February 28, 2013, in Finland's Official Gazette (Suomen Saadskokoelma), banks will be subject to special taxation (Decree No. 169/2013, effective from Jan. 1, 2013). Banks that qualify for the tax Finland plans to inaugurate the use of a new, fixed-term driver's license as of January 19, 2013, according to a news report of September 17, 2012. In It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing The President of Finland approved law proposal HE 28/2012 on August 31, 2012, which introduces a tax to finance the country's national public service broadcasting company, YLE. (Laura Pakarinen, Finland: TV Tax Adopted, In a recent interview, Erkki Palva of Finland's national pharmaceutical agency, Fimea, stated that the agency will, within a few weeks, issue an assessment of the use of a form of cannabis for medical purposes. (On August 13, 2012, the Government of Finland released a new statement on the remuneration of senior executive management in state-owned companies, which takes "openness and moderation" as its basic premises. The previous statement, which was Although previously the Finnish National Board of Patents and Registration (last visited Aug. 13, 2012) permitted a Finnish man to trademark the "smiley" emoticon, consisting of a colon and parenthesis :), the Supreme Administrative Court On July 5, 2012, Finland's Sugar Tax Working Group released an interim report, recommending extension of the tax on sugar. (Press Release No. 141/2012, Ministry of Finance, InterimReport of the Sugar Tax Working Group Completed Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week It was reported on March 2, 2011, that the Finnish government failed to produce a legislative proposal on restricting image advertising of alcoholic beverages. The development took place in a meeting between negotiators for the Parliamentary It was reported on February 16, 2011, that the current Parliament of Finland voted to approve constitutional amendments that include mentioning European Union membership in the Constitution. Finland joined the EU in 1995. Another amendment stipulates On October 22, 2010, Finland's Supreme Court decided that a Lutheran clergyman was guilty of discrimination based on gender. The case stemmed from a 2007 incident in which the clergyman, a member of the conservative Lutheran On September 23, 2010, the Finnish government announced new guidelines for the care of the dying. The new rules apply to both public and private institutions and state that a patient's wishes must be taken into According to a press release issued by Finland's Ministry of Finance on July 28, 2010, the 2011 budget proposal is for 50.4 billion (about US$65.8 billion), with the budget deficit at 8.7 billion (about US$11.4 billion).... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Aug 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402138_text Global Legal Monitor: Finland: Legal Right to Broadband for All Citizens http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402089_text Communications - Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last The Ministry of Finance (Valtiovarainministeri) of Finland issued a decree on December 31, 2013, updating its list of countries that impose a corporate tax burden deemed to be significantly different from (less than three-fifths of) the The Finnish government presented draft legislation to Finland's parliament, the Eduskunta, on December 5, 2013, concerning the establishment of a public register on tax debts of enterprises. (Laura Pakarinen, Finland: Government Proposes Public Tax Debt On May 13, 2013, Decree A 341/2013, which puts into force the Law on Investment Relief for Fiscal Years 2013-2015 (hereinafter Law on Investment Relief), was published in Finland's official gazette. The Decree also provides for According to a decree published on February 28, 2013, in Finland's Official Gazette (Suomen Saadskokoelma), banks will be subject to special taxation (Decree No. 169/2013, effective from Jan. 1, 2013). Banks that qualify for the tax Finland plans to inaugurate the use of a new, fixed-term driver's license as of January 19, 2013, according to a news report of September 17, 2012. In It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing The President of Finland approved law proposal HE 28/2012 on August 31, 2012, which introduces a tax to finance the country's national public service broadcasting company, YLE. (Laura Pakarinen, Finland: TV Tax Adopted, In a recent interview, Erkki Palva of Finland's national pharmaceutical agency, Fimea, stated that the agency will, within a few weeks, issue an assessment of the use of a form of cannabis for medical purposes. (On August 13, 2012, the Government of Finland released a new statement on the remuneration of senior executive management in state-owned companies, which takes "openness and moderation" as its basic premises. The previous statement, which was Although previously the Finnish National Board of Patents and Registration (last visited Aug. 13, 2012) permitted a Finnish man to trademark the "smiley" emoticon, consisting of a colon and parenthesis :), the Supreme Administrative Court On July 5, 2012, Finland's Sugar Tax Working Group released an interim report, recommending extension of the tax on sugar. (Press Release No. 141/2012, Ministry of Finance, InterimReport of the Sugar Tax Working Group Completed Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week It was reported on March 2, 2011, that the Finnish government failed to produce a legislative proposal on restricting image advertising of alcoholic beverages. The development took place in a meeting between negotiators for the Parliamentary It was reported on February 16, 2011, that the current Parliament of Finland voted to approve constitutional amendments that include mentioning European Union membership in the Constitution. Finland joined the EU in 1995. Another amendment stipulates On October 22, 2010, Finland's Supreme Court decided that a Lutheran clergyman was guilty of discrimination based on gender. The case stemmed from a 2007 incident in which the clergyman, a member of the conservative Lutheran On September 23, 2010, the Finnish government announced new guidelines for the care of the dying. The new rules apply to both public and private institutions and state that a patient's wishes must be taken into According to a press release issued by Finland's Ministry of Finance on July 28, 2010, the 2011 budget proposal is for 50.4 billion (about US$65.8 billion), with the budget deficit at 8.7 billion (about US$11.4 billion). On July 1, 2010, all Finnish citizens will have a legal right to access a 1 Mbps (megabit per second) broadband connection, reportedly making Finland the first country to accord such a right. The government has... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 06 Jul 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402089_text Global Legal Monitor: Finland: Stricter Bribery Provisions for MPs http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402069_text Crime and law enforcement - Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last The Ministry of Finance (Valtiovarainministeri) of Finland issued a decree on December 31, 2013, updating its list of countries that impose a corporate tax burden deemed to be significantly different from (less than three-fifths of) the The Finnish government presented draft legislation to Finland's parliament, the Eduskunta, on December 5, 2013, concerning the establishment of a public register on tax debts of enterprises. (Laura Pakarinen, Finland: Government Proposes Public Tax Debt On May 13, 2013, Decree A 341/2013, which puts into force the Law on Investment Relief for Fiscal Years 2013-2015 (hereinafter Law on Investment Relief), was published in Finland's official gazette. The Decree also provides for According to a decree published on February 28, 2013, in Finland's Official Gazette (Suomen Saadskokoelma), banks will be subject to special taxation (Decree No. 169/2013, effective from Jan. 1, 2013). Banks that qualify for the tax Finland plans to inaugurate the use of a new, fixed-term driver's license as of January 19, 2013, according to a news report of September 17, 2012. In It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing The President of Finland approved law proposal HE 28/2012 on August 31, 2012, which introduces a tax to finance the country's national public service broadcasting company, YLE. (Laura Pakarinen, Finland: TV Tax Adopted, In a recent interview, Erkki Palva of Finland's national pharmaceutical agency, Fimea, stated that the agency will, within a few weeks, issue an assessment of the use of a form of cannabis for medical purposes. (On August 13, 2012, the Government of Finland released a new statement on the remuneration of senior executive management in state-owned companies, which takes "openness and moderation" as its basic premises. The previous statement, which was Although previously the Finnish National Board of Patents and Registration (last visited Aug. 13, 2012) permitted a Finnish man to trademark the "smiley" emoticon, consisting of a colon and parenthesis :), the Supreme Administrative Court On July 5, 2012, Finland's Sugar Tax Working Group released an interim report, recommending extension of the tax on sugar. (Press Release No. 141/2012, Ministry of Finance, InterimReport of the Sugar Tax Working Group Completed Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week It was reported on March 2, 2011, that the Finnish government failed to produce a legislative proposal on restricting image advertising of alcoholic beverages. The development took place in a meeting between negotiators for the Parliamentary It was reported on February 16, 2011, that the current Parliament of Finland voted to approve constitutional amendments that include mentioning European Union membership in the Constitution. Finland joined the EU in 1995. Another amendment stipulates On October 22, 2010, Finland's Supreme Court decided that a Lutheran clergyman was guilty of discrimination based on gender. The case stemmed from a 2007 incident in which the clergyman, a member of the conservative Lutheran On September 23, 2010, the Finnish government announced new guidelines for the care of the dying. The new rules apply to both public and private institutions and state that a patient's wishes must be taken into According to a press release issued by Finland's Ministry of Finance on July 28, 2010, the 2011 budget proposal is for 50.4 billion (about US$65.8 billion), with the budget deficit at 8.7 billion (about US$11.4 billion). On July 1, 2010, all Finnish citizens will have a legal right to access a 1 Mbps (megabit per second) broadband connection, reportedly making Finland the first country to accord such a right. The government has It was reported on June 10, 2010, that the Finnish government has proposed an amendment to Finland's Criminal Code that would unify the bribery provisions applicable to MPs and civil servants. At present MPs are not... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 24 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402069_text Global Legal Monitor: Finland: New Guidelines on Inheritance and Gift Taxes http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401878_text Taxation - Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last The Ministry of Finance (Valtiovarainministeri) of Finland issued a decree on December 31, 2013, updating its list of countries that impose a corporate tax burden deemed to be significantly different from (less than three-fifths of) the The Finnish government presented draft legislation to Finland's parliament, the Eduskunta, on December 5, 2013, concerning the establishment of a public register on tax debts of enterprises. (Laura Pakarinen, Finland: Government Proposes Public Tax Debt On May 13, 2013, Decree A 341/2013, which puts into force the Law on Investment Relief for Fiscal Years 2013-2015 (hereinafter Law on Investment Relief), was published in Finland's official gazette. The Decree also provides for According to a decree published on February 28, 2013, in Finland's Official Gazette (Suomen Saadskokoelma), banks will be subject to special taxation (Decree No. 169/2013, effective from Jan. 1, 2013). Banks that qualify for the tax Finland plans to inaugurate the use of a new, fixed-term driver's license as of January 19, 2013, according to a news report of September 17, 2012. In It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing The President of Finland approved law proposal HE 28/2012 on August 31, 2012, which introduces a tax to finance the country's national public service broadcasting company, YLE. (Laura Pakarinen, Finland: TV Tax Adopted, In a recent interview, Erkki Palva of Finland's national pharmaceutical agency, Fimea, stated that the agency will, within a few weeks, issue an assessment of the use of a form of cannabis for medical purposes. (On August 13, 2012, the Government of Finland released a new statement on the remuneration of senior executive management in state-owned companies, which takes "openness and moderation" as its basic premises. The previous statement, which was Although previously the Finnish National Board of Patents and Registration (last visited Aug. 13, 2012) permitted a Finnish man to trademark the "smiley" emoticon, consisting of a colon and parenthesis :), the Supreme Administrative Court On July 5, 2012, Finland's Sugar Tax Working Group released an interim report, recommending extension of the tax on sugar. (Press Release No. 141/2012, Ministry of Finance, InterimReport of the Sugar Tax Working Group Completed Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week It was reported on March 2, 2011, that the Finnish government failed to produce a legislative proposal on restricting image advertising of alcoholic beverages. The development took place in a meeting between negotiators for the Parliamentary It was reported on February 16, 2011, that the current Parliament of Finland voted to approve constitutional amendments that include mentioning European Union membership in the Constitution. Finland joined the EU in 1995. Another amendment stipulates On October 22, 2010, Finland's Supreme Court decided that a Lutheran clergyman was guilty of discrimination based on gender. The case stemmed from a 2007 incident in which the clergyman, a member of the conservative Lutheran On September 23, 2010, the Finnish government announced new guidelines for the care of the dying. The new rules apply to both public and private institutions and state that a patient's wishes must be taken into According to a press release issued by Finland's Ministry of Finance on July 28, 2010, the 2011 budget proposal is for 50.4 billion (about US$65.8 billion), with the budget deficit at 8.7 billion (about US$11.4 billion). On July 1, 2010, all Finnish citizens will have a legal right to access a 1 Mbps (megabit per second) broadband connection, reportedly making Finland the first country to accord such a right. The government has It was reported on June 10, 2010, that the Finnish government has proposed an amendment to Finland's Criminal Code that would unify the bribery provisions applicable to MPs and civil servants. At present MPs are not Finland's government issued new guidelines on March 8, 2010, that affect the taxation of inheritances and gifts received after January 1, 2010. The goal in having new guidelines was to harmonize existing practice and cover... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 24 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401878_text Global Legal Monitor: Finland: VAT Rules Amended http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401722_text Taxation - Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last The Ministry of Finance (Valtiovarainministeri) of Finland issued a decree on December 31, 2013, updating its list of countries that impose a corporate tax burden deemed to be significantly different from (less than three-fifths of) the The Finnish government presented draft legislation to Finland's parliament, the Eduskunta, on December 5, 2013, concerning the establishment of a public register on tax debts of enterprises. (Laura Pakarinen, Finland: Government Proposes Public Tax Debt On May 13, 2013, Decree A 341/2013, which puts into force the Law on Investment Relief for Fiscal Years 2013-2015 (hereinafter Law on Investment Relief), was published in Finland's official gazette. The Decree also provides for According to a decree published on February 28, 2013, in Finland's Official Gazette (Suomen Saadskokoelma), banks will be subject to special taxation (Decree No. 169/2013, effective from Jan. 1, 2013). Banks that qualify for the tax Finland plans to inaugurate the use of a new, fixed-term driver's license as of January 19, 2013, according to a news report of September 17, 2012. In It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing The President of Finland approved law proposal HE 28/2012 on August 31, 2012, which introduces a tax to finance the country's national public service broadcasting company, YLE. (Laura Pakarinen, Finland: TV Tax Adopted, In a recent interview, Erkki Palva of Finland's national pharmaceutical agency, Fimea, stated that the agency will, within a few weeks, issue an assessment of the use of a form of cannabis for medical purposes. (On August 13, 2012, the Government of Finland released a new statement on the remuneration of senior executive management in state-owned companies, which takes "openness and moderation" as its basic premises. The previous statement, which was Although previously the Finnish National Board of Patents and Registration (last visited Aug. 13, 2012) permitted a Finnish man to trademark the "smiley" emoticon, consisting of a colon and parenthesis :), the Supreme Administrative Court On July 5, 2012, Finland's Sugar Tax Working Group released an interim report, recommending extension of the tax on sugar. (Press Release No. 141/2012, Ministry of Finance, InterimReport of the Sugar Tax Working Group Completed Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week It was reported on March 2, 2011, that the Finnish government failed to produce a legislative proposal on restricting image advertising of alcoholic beverages. The development took place in a meeting between negotiators for the Parliamentary It was reported on February 16, 2011, that the current Parliament of Finland voted to approve constitutional amendments that include mentioning European Union membership in the Constitution. Finland joined the EU in 1995. Another amendment stipulates On October 22, 2010, Finland's Supreme Court decided that a Lutheran clergyman was guilty of discrimination based on gender. The case stemmed from a 2007 incident in which the clergyman, a member of the conservative Lutheran On September 23, 2010, the Finnish government announced new guidelines for the care of the dying. The new rules apply to both public and private institutions and state that a patient's wishes must be taken into According to a press release issued by Finland's Ministry of Finance on July 28, 2010, the 2011 budget proposal is for 50.4 billion (about US$65.8 billion), with the budget deficit at 8.7 billion (about US$11.4 billion). On July 1, 2010, all Finnish citizens will have a legal right to access a 1 Mbps (megabit per second) broadband connection, reportedly making Finland the first country to accord such a right. The government has It was reported on June 10, 2010, that the Finnish government has proposed an amendment to Finland's Criminal Code that would unify the bribery provisions applicable to MPs and civil servants. At present MPs are not Finland's government issued new guidelines on March 8, 2010, that affect the taxation of inheritances and gifts received after January 1, 2010. The goal in having new guidelines was to harmonize existing practice and cover On November 13, 2009, Finland's President ratified a law that implements two European Council Directives on value-added taxation, 2008/8/EC of February 12, 2009, and 2008/9/EC of the same date. The Directives cover the place of supply... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 10 Dec 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401722_text Global Legal Monitor: Finland; Norway: Agreement on Removing Radioactive Batteries http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401678_text Environmental protection - Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last The Ministry of Finance (Valtiovarainministeri) of Finland issued a decree on December 31, 2013, updating its list of countries that impose a corporate tax burden deemed to be significantly different from (less than three-fifths of) the The Finnish government presented draft legislation to Finland's parliament, the Eduskunta, on December 5, 2013, concerning the establishment of a public register on tax debts of enterprises. (Laura Pakarinen, Finland: Government Proposes Public Tax Debt On May 13, 2013, Decree A 341/2013, which puts into force the Law on Investment Relief for Fiscal Years 2013-2015 (hereinafter Law on Investment Relief), was published in Finland's official gazette. The Decree also provides for According to a decree published on February 28, 2013, in Finland's Official Gazette (Suomen Saadskokoelma), banks will be subject to special taxation (Decree No. 169/2013, effective from Jan. 1, 2013). Banks that qualify for the tax Finland plans to inaugurate the use of a new, fixed-term driver's license as of January 19, 2013, according to a news report of September 17, 2012. In It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing The President of Finland approved law proposal HE 28/2012 on August 31, 2012, which introduces a tax to finance the country's national public service broadcasting company, YLE. (Laura Pakarinen, Finland: TV Tax Adopted, In a recent interview, Erkki Palva of Finland's national pharmaceutical agency, Fimea, stated that the agency will, within a few weeks, issue an assessment of the use of a form of cannabis for medical purposes. (On August 13, 2012, the Government of Finland released a new statement on the remuneration of senior executive management in state-owned companies, which takes "openness and moderation" as its basic premises. The previous statement, which was Although previously the Finnish National Board of Patents and Registration (last visited Aug. 13, 2012) permitted a Finnish man to trademark the "smiley" emoticon, consisting of a colon and parenthesis :), the Supreme Administrative Court On July 5, 2012, Finland's Sugar Tax Working Group released an interim report, recommending extension of the tax on sugar. (Press Release No. 141/2012, Ministry of Finance, InterimReport of the Sugar Tax Working Group Completed Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week It was reported on March 2, 2011, that the Finnish government failed to produce a legislative proposal on restricting image advertising of alcoholic beverages. The development took place in a meeting between negotiators for the Parliamentary It was reported on February 16, 2011, that the current Parliament of Finland voted to approve constitutional amendments that include mentioning European Union membership in the Constitution. Finland joined the EU in 1995. Another amendment stipulates On October 22, 2010, Finland's Supreme Court decided that a Lutheran clergyman was guilty of discrimination based on gender. The case stemmed from a 2007 incident in which the clergyman, a member of the conservative Lutheran On September 23, 2010, the Finnish government announced new guidelines for the care of the dying. The new rules apply to both public and private institutions and state that a patient's wishes must be taken into According to a press release issued by Finland's Ministry of Finance on July 28, 2010, the 2011 budget proposal is for 50.4 billion (about US$65.8 billion), with the budget deficit at 8.7 billion (about US$11.4 billion). On July 1, 2010, all Finnish citizens will have a legal right to access a 1 Mbps (megabit per second) broadband connection, reportedly making Finland the first country to accord such a right. The government has It was reported on June 10, 2010, that the Finnish government has proposed an amendment to Finland's Criminal Code that would unify the bribery provisions applicable to MPs and civil servants. At present MPs are not Finland's government issued new guidelines on March 8, 2010, that affect the taxation of inheritances and gifts received after January 1, 2010. The goal in having new guidelines was to harmonize existing practice and cover On November 13, 2009, Finland's President ratified a law that implements two European Council Directives on value-added taxation, 2008/8/EC of February 12, 2009, and 2008/9/EC of the same date. The Directives cover the place of supply In mid-November 2009, Norway and Finland signed an agreement in which they committed to cooperation with Russia on removing radioactive batteries from the Baltic Sea. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Helsinki, Finland, by Norweigan... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 19 Nov 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401678_text Global Legal Monitor: Finland: Broadband Access to Be a Legal Right http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401633_text Communications - Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last The Ministry of Finance (Valtiovarainministeri) of Finland issued a decree on December 31, 2013, updating its list of countries that impose a corporate tax burden deemed to be significantly different from (less than three-fifths of) the The Finnish government presented draft legislation to Finland's parliament, the Eduskunta, on December 5, 2013, concerning the establishment of a public register on tax debts of enterprises. (Laura Pakarinen, Finland: Government Proposes Public Tax Debt On May 13, 2013, Decree A 341/2013, which puts into force the Law on Investment Relief for Fiscal Years 2013-2015 (hereinafter Law on Investment Relief), was published in Finland's official gazette. The Decree also provides for According to a decree published on February 28, 2013, in Finland's Official Gazette (Suomen Saadskokoelma), banks will be subject to special taxation (Decree No. 169/2013, effective from Jan. 1, 2013). Banks that qualify for the tax Finland plans to inaugurate the use of a new, fixed-term driver's license as of January 19, 2013, according to a news report of September 17, 2012. In It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing The President of Finland approved law proposal HE 28/2012 on August 31, 2012, which introduces a tax to finance the country's national public service broadcasting company, YLE. (Laura Pakarinen, Finland: TV Tax Adopted, In a recent interview, Erkki Palva of Finland's national pharmaceutical agency, Fimea, stated that the agency will, within a few weeks, issue an assessment of the use of a form of cannabis for medical purposes. (On August 13, 2012, the Government of Finland released a new statement on the remuneration of senior executive management in state-owned companies, which takes "openness and moderation" as its basic premises. The previous statement, which was Although previously the Finnish National Board of Patents and Registration (last visited Aug. 13, 2012) permitted a Finnish man to trademark the "smiley" emoticon, consisting of a colon and parenthesis :), the Supreme Administrative Court On July 5, 2012, Finland's Sugar Tax Working Group released an interim report, recommending extension of the tax on sugar. (Press Release No. 141/2012, Ministry of Finance, InterimReport of the Sugar Tax Working Group Completed Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week It was reported on March 2, 2011, that the Finnish government failed to produce a legislative proposal on restricting image advertising of alcoholic beverages. The development took place in a meeting between negotiators for the Parliamentary It was reported on February 16, 2011, that the current Parliament of Finland voted to approve constitutional amendments that include mentioning European Union membership in the Constitution. Finland joined the EU in 1995. Another amendment stipulates On October 22, 2010, Finland's Supreme Court decided that a Lutheran clergyman was guilty of discrimination based on gender. The case stemmed from a 2007 incident in which the clergyman, a member of the conservative Lutheran On September 23, 2010, the Finnish government announced new guidelines for the care of the dying. The new rules apply to both public and private institutions and state that a patient's wishes must be taken into According to a press release issued by Finland's Ministry of Finance on July 28, 2010, the 2011 budget proposal is for 50.4 billion (about US$65.8 billion), with the budget deficit at 8.7 billion (about US$11.4 billion). On July 1, 2010, all Finnish citizens will have a legal right to access a 1 Mbps (megabit per second) broadband connection, reportedly making Finland the first country to accord such a right. The government has It was reported on June 10, 2010, that the Finnish government has proposed an amendment to Finland's Criminal Code that would unify the bribery provisions applicable to MPs and civil servants. At present MPs are not Finland's government issued new guidelines on March 8, 2010, that affect the taxation of inheritances and gifts received after January 1, 2010. The goal in having new guidelines was to harmonize existing practice and cover On November 13, 2009, Finland's President ratified a law that implements two European Council Directives on value-added taxation, 2008/8/EC of February 12, 2009, and 2008/9/EC of the same date. The Directives cover the place of supply In mid-November 2009, Norway and Finland signed an agreement in which they committed to cooperation with Russia on removing radioactive batteries from the Baltic Sea. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Helsinki, Finland, by Norweigan Finland's Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) announced on October 14, 2009, that the country would become the first to make broadband Internet access a legal right for all its citizens. Under this policy, to take... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 20 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401633_text Global Legal Monitor: Finland: New Gun Law Proposed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401526_text Firearms and explosives - Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last The Ministry of Finance (Valtiovarainministeri) of Finland issued a decree on December 31, 2013, updating its list of countries that impose a corporate tax burden deemed to be significantly different from (less than three-fifths of) the The Finnish government presented draft legislation to Finland's parliament, the Eduskunta, on December 5, 2013, concerning the establishment of a public register on tax debts of enterprises. (Laura Pakarinen, Finland: Government Proposes Public Tax Debt On May 13, 2013, Decree A 341/2013, which puts into force the Law on Investment Relief for Fiscal Years 2013-2015 (hereinafter Law on Investment Relief), was published in Finland's official gazette. The Decree also provides for According to a decree published on February 28, 2013, in Finland's Official Gazette (Suomen Saadskokoelma), banks will be subject to special taxation (Decree No. 169/2013, effective from Jan. 1, 2013). Banks that qualify for the tax Finland plans to inaugurate the use of a new, fixed-term driver's license as of January 19, 2013, according to a news report of September 17, 2012. In It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing The President of Finland approved law proposal HE 28/2012 on August 31, 2012, which introduces a tax to finance the country's national public service broadcasting company, YLE. (Laura Pakarinen, Finland: TV Tax Adopted, In a recent interview, Erkki Palva of Finland's national pharmaceutical agency, Fimea, stated that the agency will, within a few weeks, issue an assessment of the use of a form of cannabis for medical purposes. (On August 13, 2012, the Government of Finland released a new statement on the remuneration of senior executive management in state-owned companies, which takes "openness and moderation" as its basic premises. The previous statement, which was Although previously the Finnish National Board of Patents and Registration (last visited Aug. 13, 2012) permitted a Finnish man to trademark the "smiley" emoticon, consisting of a colon and parenthesis :), the Supreme Administrative Court On July 5, 2012, Finland's Sugar Tax Working Group released an interim report, recommending extension of the tax on sugar. (Press Release No. 141/2012, Ministry of Finance, InterimReport of the Sugar Tax Working Group Completed Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week It was reported on March 2, 2011, that the Finnish government failed to produce a legislative proposal on restricting image advertising of alcoholic beverages. The development took place in a meeting between negotiators for the Parliamentary It was reported on February 16, 2011, that the current Parliament of Finland voted to approve constitutional amendments that include mentioning European Union membership in the Constitution. Finland joined the EU in 1995. Another amendment stipulates On October 22, 2010, Finland's Supreme Court decided that a Lutheran clergyman was guilty of discrimination based on gender. The case stemmed from a 2007 incident in which the clergyman, a member of the conservative Lutheran On September 23, 2010, the Finnish government announced new guidelines for the care of the dying. The new rules apply to both public and private institutions and state that a patient's wishes must be taken into According to a press release issued by Finland's Ministry of Finance on July 28, 2010, the 2011 budget proposal is for 50.4 billion (about US$65.8 billion), with the budget deficit at 8.7 billion (about US$11.4 billion). On July 1, 2010, all Finnish citizens will have a legal right to access a 1 Mbps (megabit per second) broadband connection, reportedly making Finland the first country to accord such a right. The government has It was reported on June 10, 2010, that the Finnish government has proposed an amendment to Finland's Criminal Code that would unify the bribery provisions applicable to MPs and civil servants. At present MPs are not Finland's government issued new guidelines on March 8, 2010, that affect the taxation of inheritances and gifts received after January 1, 2010. The goal in having new guidelines was to harmonize existing practice and cover On November 13, 2009, Finland's President ratified a law that implements two European Council Directives on value-added taxation, 2008/8/EC of February 12, 2009, and 2008/9/EC of the same date. The Directives cover the place of supply In mid-November 2009, Norway and Finland signed an agreement in which they committed to cooperation with Russia on removing radioactive batteries from the Baltic Sea. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Helsinki, Finland, by Norweigan Finland's Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) announced on October 14, 2009, that the country would become the first to make broadband Internet access a legal right for all its citizens. Under this policy, to take Finland's Parliament is drafting a new gun law, scheduled for debate in September 2009, which would authorize police to inspect, without having established suspicion of commission of a crime, the private homes of persons holding gun... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 27 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401526_text Global Legal Monitor: Finland: Proposal to Change Asylum Policy http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401335_text Asylum - Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last The Ministry of Finance (Valtiovarainministeri) of Finland issued a decree on December 31, 2013, updating its list of countries that impose a corporate tax burden deemed to be significantly different from (less than three-fifths of) the The Finnish government presented draft legislation to Finland's parliament, the Eduskunta, on December 5, 2013, concerning the establishment of a public register on tax debts of enterprises. (Laura Pakarinen, Finland: Government Proposes Public Tax Debt On May 13, 2013, Decree A 341/2013, which puts into force the Law on Investment Relief for Fiscal Years 2013-2015 (hereinafter Law on Investment Relief), was published in Finland's official gazette. The Decree also provides for According to a decree published on February 28, 2013, in Finland's Official Gazette (Suomen Saadskokoelma), banks will be subject to special taxation (Decree No. 169/2013, effective from Jan. 1, 2013). Banks that qualify for the tax Finland plans to inaugurate the use of a new, fixed-term driver's license as of January 19, 2013, according to a news report of September 17, 2012. In It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing The President of Finland approved law proposal HE 28/2012 on August 31, 2012, which introduces a tax to finance the country's national public service broadcasting company, YLE. (Laura Pakarinen, Finland: TV Tax Adopted, In a recent interview, Erkki Palva of Finland's national pharmaceutical agency, Fimea, stated that the agency will, within a few weeks, issue an assessment of the use of a form of cannabis for medical purposes. (On August 13, 2012, the Government of Finland released a new statement on the remuneration of senior executive management in state-owned companies, which takes "openness and moderation" as its basic premises. The previous statement, which was Although previously the Finnish National Board of Patents and Registration (last visited Aug. 13, 2012) permitted a Finnish man to trademark the "smiley" emoticon, consisting of a colon and parenthesis :), the Supreme Administrative Court On July 5, 2012, Finland's Sugar Tax Working Group released an interim report, recommending extension of the tax on sugar. (Press Release No. 141/2012, Ministry of Finance, InterimReport of the Sugar Tax Working Group Completed Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week It was reported on March 2, 2011, that the Finnish government failed to produce a legislative proposal on restricting image advertising of alcoholic beverages. The development took place in a meeting between negotiators for the Parliamentary It was reported on February 16, 2011, that the current Parliament of Finland voted to approve constitutional amendments that include mentioning European Union membership in the Constitution. Finland joined the EU in 1995. Another amendment stipulates On October 22, 2010, Finland's Supreme Court decided that a Lutheran clergyman was guilty of discrimination based on gender. The case stemmed from a 2007 incident in which the clergyman, a member of the conservative Lutheran On September 23, 2010, the Finnish government announced new guidelines for the care of the dying. The new rules apply to both public and private institutions and state that a patient's wishes must be taken into According to a press release issued by Finland's Ministry of Finance on July 28, 2010, the 2011 budget proposal is for 50.4 billion (about US$65.8 billion), with the budget deficit at 8.7 billion (about US$11.4 billion). On July 1, 2010, all Finnish citizens will have a legal right to access a 1 Mbps (megabit per second) broadband connection, reportedly making Finland the first country to accord such a right. The government has It was reported on June 10, 2010, that the Finnish government has proposed an amendment to Finland's Criminal Code that would unify the bribery provisions applicable to MPs and civil servants. At present MPs are not Finland's government issued new guidelines on March 8, 2010, that affect the taxation of inheritances and gifts received after January 1, 2010. The goal in having new guidelines was to harmonize existing practice and cover On November 13, 2009, Finland's President ratified a law that implements two European Council Directives on value-added taxation, 2008/8/EC of February 12, 2009, and 2008/9/EC of the same date. The Directives cover the place of supply In mid-November 2009, Norway and Finland signed an agreement in which they committed to cooperation with Russia on removing radioactive batteries from the Baltic Sea. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Helsinki, Finland, by Norweigan Finland's Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) announced on October 14, 2009, that the country would become the first to make broadband Internet access a legal right for all its citizens. Under this policy, to take Finland's Parliament is drafting a new gun law, scheduled for debate in September 2009, which would authorize police to inspect, without having established suspicion of commission of a crime, the private homes of persons holding gun Finland's government is drafting a proposal for changes to the country's policies on asylum; the proposal will be presented to the legislature. The goal is to reduce the number of asylum applications that are eventually turned... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 09 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401335_text Global Legal Monitor: Finland: Draft Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Legislation http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540457_text Money laundering - Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last The Ministry of Finance (Valtiovarainministeri) of Finland issued a decree on December 31, 2013, updating its list of countries that impose a corporate tax burden deemed to be significantly different from (less than three-fifths of) the The Finnish government presented draft legislation to Finland's parliament, the Eduskunta, on December 5, 2013, concerning the establishment of a public register on tax debts of enterprises. (Laura Pakarinen, Finland: Government Proposes Public Tax Debt On May 13, 2013, Decree A 341/2013, which puts into force the Law on Investment Relief for Fiscal Years 2013-2015 (hereinafter Law on Investment Relief), was published in Finland's official gazette. The Decree also provides for According to a decree published on February 28, 2013, in Finland's Official Gazette (Suomen Saadskokoelma), banks will be subject to special taxation (Decree No. 169/2013, effective from Jan. 1, 2013). Banks that qualify for the tax Finland plans to inaugurate the use of a new, fixed-term driver's license as of January 19, 2013, according to a news report of September 17, 2012. In It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing The President of Finland approved law proposal HE 28/2012 on August 31, 2012, which introduces a tax to finance the country's national public service broadcasting company, YLE. (Laura Pakarinen, Finland: TV Tax Adopted, In a recent interview, Erkki Palva of Finland's national pharmaceutical agency, Fimea, stated that the agency will, within a few weeks, issue an assessment of the use of a form of cannabis for medical purposes. (On August 13, 2012, the Government of Finland released a new statement on the remuneration of senior executive management in state-owned companies, which takes "openness and moderation" as its basic premises. The previous statement, which was Although previously the Finnish National Board of Patents and Registration (last visited Aug. 13, 2012) permitted a Finnish man to trademark the "smiley" emoticon, consisting of a colon and parenthesis :), the Supreme Administrative Court On July 5, 2012, Finland's Sugar Tax Working Group released an interim report, recommending extension of the tax on sugar. (Press Release No. 141/2012, Ministry of Finance, InterimReport of the Sugar Tax Working Group Completed Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week It was reported on March 2, 2011, that the Finnish government failed to produce a legislative proposal on restricting image advertising of alcoholic beverages. The development took place in a meeting between negotiators for the Parliamentary It was reported on February 16, 2011, that the current Parliament of Finland voted to approve constitutional amendments that include mentioning European Union membership in the Constitution. Finland joined the EU in 1995. Another amendment stipulates On October 22, 2010, Finland's Supreme Court decided that a Lutheran clergyman was guilty of discrimination based on gender. The case stemmed from a 2007 incident in which the clergyman, a member of the conservative Lutheran On September 23, 2010, the Finnish government announced new guidelines for the care of the dying. The new rules apply to both public and private institutions and state that a patient's wishes must be taken into According to a press release issued by Finland's Ministry of Finance on July 28, 2010, the 2011 budget proposal is for 50.4 billion (about US$65.8 billion), with the budget deficit at 8.7 billion (about US$11.4 billion). On July 1, 2010, all Finnish citizens will have a legal right to access a 1 Mbps (megabit per second) broadband connection, reportedly making Finland the first country to accord such a right. The government has It was reported on June 10, 2010, that the Finnish government has proposed an amendment to Finland's Criminal Code that would unify the bribery provisions applicable to MPs and civil servants. At present MPs are not Finland's government issued new guidelines on March 8, 2010, that affect the taxation of inheritances and gifts received after January 1, 2010. The goal in having new guidelines was to harmonize existing practice and cover On November 13, 2009, Finland's President ratified a law that implements two European Council Directives on value-added taxation, 2008/8/EC of February 12, 2009, and 2008/9/EC of the same date. The Directives cover the place of supply In mid-November 2009, Norway and Finland signed an agreement in which they committed to cooperation with Russia on removing radioactive batteries from the Baltic Sea. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Helsinki, Finland, by Norweigan Finland's Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) announced on October 14, 2009, that the country would become the first to make broadband Internet access a legal right for all its citizens. Under this policy, to take Finland's Parliament is drafting a new gun law, scheduled for debate in September 2009, which would authorize police to inspect, without having established suspicion of commission of a crime, the private homes of persons holding gun Finland's government is drafting a proposal for changes to the country's policies on asylum; the proposal will be presented to the legislature. The goal is to reduce the number of asylum applications that are eventually turned The Government of Finland has recently drafted new legislation to more effectively combat money laundering and the terrorist activities financed by it, thereby bringing Finnish law more in line with a European Union directive on the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540457_text Global Legal Monitor: Finland: Pilot E-Voting System http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540284_text Elections and politics - Finland's government has adopted a Roadmap Towards a Smoke-Free Finland, designed to both help smokers quit and prevent people from starting to smoke in the first place. (Finland Wants to Be Smoke-Free by 2040, ICE On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last The Ministry of Finance (Valtiovarainministeri) of Finland issued a decree on December 31, 2013, updating its list of countries that impose a corporate tax burden deemed to be significantly different from (less than three-fifths of) the The Finnish government presented draft legislation to Finland's parliament, the Eduskunta, on December 5, 2013, concerning the establishment of a public register on tax debts of enterprises. (Laura Pakarinen, Finland: Government Proposes Public Tax Debt On May 13, 2013, Decree A 341/2013, which puts into force the Law on Investment Relief for Fiscal Years 2013-2015 (hereinafter Law on Investment Relief), was published in Finland's official gazette. The Decree also provides for According to a decree published on February 28, 2013, in Finland's Official Gazette (Suomen Saadskokoelma), banks will be subject to special taxation (Decree No. 169/2013, effective from Jan. 1, 2013). Banks that qualify for the tax Finland plans to inaugurate the use of a new, fixed-term driver's license as of January 19, 2013, according to a news report of September 17, 2012. In It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing The President of Finland approved law proposal HE 28/2012 on August 31, 2012, which introduces a tax to finance the country's national public service broadcasting company, YLE. (Laura Pakarinen, Finland: TV Tax Adopted, In a recent interview, Erkki Palva of Finland's national pharmaceutical agency, Fimea, stated that the agency will, within a few weeks, issue an assessment of the use of a form of cannabis for medical purposes. (On August 13, 2012, the Government of Finland released a new statement on the remuneration of senior executive management in state-owned companies, which takes "openness and moderation" as its basic premises. The previous statement, which was Although previously the Finnish National Board of Patents and Registration (last visited Aug. 13, 2012) permitted a Finnish man to trademark the "smiley" emoticon, consisting of a colon and parenthesis :), the Supreme Administrative Court On July 5, 2012, Finland's Sugar Tax Working Group released an interim report, recommending extension of the tax on sugar. (Press Release No. 141/2012, Ministry of Finance, InterimReport of the Sugar Tax Working Group Completed Finland's government is considering shortening the time period in which some families can receive funding from the government to cover the costs of private childcare. According to a news report that appeared in the first week It was reported on March 2, 2011, that the Finnish government failed to produce a legislative proposal on restricting image advertising of alcoholic beverages. The development took place in a meeting between negotiators for the Parliamentary It was reported on February 16, 2011, that the current Parliament of Finland voted to approve constitutional amendments that include mentioning European Union membership in the Constitution. Finland joined the EU in 1995. Another amendment stipulates On October 22, 2010, Finland's Supreme Court decided that a Lutheran clergyman was guilty of discrimination based on gender. The case stemmed from a 2007 incident in which the clergyman, a member of the conservative Lutheran On September 23, 2010, the Finnish government announced new guidelines for the care of the dying. The new rules apply to both public and private institutions and state that a patient's wishes must be taken into According to a press release issued by Finland's Ministry of Finance on July 28, 2010, the 2011 budget proposal is for 50.4 billion (about US$65.8 billion), with the budget deficit at 8.7 billion (about US$11.4 billion). On July 1, 2010, all Finnish citizens will have a legal right to access a 1 Mbps (megabit per second) broadband connection, reportedly making Finland the first country to accord such a right. The government has It was reported on June 10, 2010, that the Finnish government has proposed an amendment to Finland's Criminal Code that would unify the bribery provisions applicable to MPs and civil servants. At present MPs are not Finland's government issued new guidelines on March 8, 2010, that affect the taxation of inheritances and gifts received after January 1, 2010. The goal in having new guidelines was to harmonize existing practice and cover On November 13, 2009, Finland's President ratified a law that implements two European Council Directives on value-added taxation, 2008/8/EC of February 12, 2009, and 2008/9/EC of the same date. The Directives cover the place of supply In mid-November 2009, Norway and Finland signed an agreement in which they committed to cooperation with Russia on removing radioactive batteries from the Baltic Sea. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Helsinki, Finland, by Norweigan Finland's Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) announced on October 14, 2009, that the country would become the first to make broadband Internet access a legal right for all its citizens. Under this policy, to take Finland's Parliament is drafting a new gun law, scheduled for debate in September 2009, which would authorize police to inspect, without having established suspicion of commission of a crime, the private homes of persons holding gun Finland's government is drafting a proposal for changes to the country's policies on asylum; the proposal will be presented to the legislature. The goal is to reduce the number of asylum applications that are eventually turned The Government of Finland has recently drafted new legislation to more effectively combat money laundering and the terrorist activities financed by it, thereby bringing Finnish law more in line with a European Union directive on the In October 2008, Finland will pilot a new electronic voting system, based on the "Direct Recording Electronic" system of TietoEnator Finland, an information technology services company, and Scytl, a Spanish back-end provider. In February, in response... 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