Finland’s Neste to cut up to 470 jobs

(Reuters) – Finnish biofuel producer and oil refiner Neste NESTE.HE plans to cut up to 470 jobs in Finland to seek 50 million euros ($59 million) of savings due to declining demand for fossil oil products, it said on Monday.

“The company is exploring the shutdown of its refinery operations in Naantali and focusing the Naantali site on the terminal and harbour operations, as well as transforming the Porvoo refinery operations to co-processing renewable and circular raw materials,” it said in a statement.

Neste, which has invested heavily in renewables, said in July it had delayed the expansion of its Singapore refinery from the middle of 2022 to the first quarter of 2023, citing the COVID-19 pandemic.

Neste said it continued to believe renewable energy solutions would grow in the coming years, but that the COVID-19 pandemic had substantially accelerated the decline in demand for fossil oil products, with no

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How This Entrepreneur Built A Distance Learning Program Based On Finland’s Best Education Practices

Alejtin Berisha is a serial entrepreneur from Kosovo who is changing the educational landscape around the globe, both in-person and throughout the distance learning ecosystem. Berisha is the Founder of Finnish Schools International and Finnish Schools International Online. 

These programs are an innovative international network of schools built upon one of the most admired education practices in the world: The Finnish Education System. 

Working with some of the best teachers, and adding in some technology, Berisha brought his Finnish-based curriculum from the brick and mortar setting to an online distance learning school. 

His latest goal with this project is to reach an international audience to provide youth with the most creative, personalized, and real-life world education. 

Through his Finnish based curriculum, students will be able to develop seven transversal competencies of the

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