Three economists from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), an organization not known for its favor for left-side policies, have just published an article in the pedagogical review of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Finance & Development, in which they are… Read More ›
The Government’s New Employment Policies Add Bureaucracy and Obstacles for Jobseekers, by Outi Alanko-Kahiluoto (Greens)
(Translated by Timo Willman) The Minister of Labour, Lindström, presented the government’s plans regarding employment on Monday 18 April. Once again, it became clear that neither the Centre Party, National Coalition Party nor the Finns Party have understood the changes… Read More ›
What Juha Sipilä could learn from David Cameron
With some inspiration from the UK, Juha Sipilä could move in the direction of professional public decision-making… Here are some thoughts.
Antero Vartia: a green entrepreneur discovers Finland’s Parliament
Antero Vartia is a (Green) Member of the Finnish Parliament and an entrepreneur. He has been during some months an actor. He shares with Finland Politics his views on his experience in the Parliament, and on the government’s politics…. Read More ›
What the OECD has really said about Finland’s economy
How the OECD has politely criticized the government’s programme, and how it became for Minister Stubb “Support from OECD for Government’s position”
The liberalisation of opening hours improves welfare and productivity, by Juhana Vartiainen
This is our time to enhance our economic structures and ultimately improve our productivity and welfare, as long as all the economic players have had the chance to adapt to the change in the standards of both the government and their competitors.
Ozan Yanar (greens): when the Finnish government cuts from research and education, it is one of the worst political things you can do
Ozan Yanar, a new Green member of the Finnish Parliament, comments on Finland’s situation, on the government’s programme and on immigration
Basic income: how Finland plans to implement the first nation-wide project in the EU
According to Liisa Hyssäalä and Olli Kangas, all Finnish citizens would in some years receive 800 euros from the governement without condition.
Pope Francis’ encyclical: the strongest text of the 21st century about the need to act on the environment, and the inequalities that the present situation entails
After the visit of the pope to the US and the UN, we have extracted some significant part of his encyclical, which are representing beautifully what one can deeply feel about how our world is going on a wrong path. We can also ask our governments why they are not doing more for protecting what Francis nicely calls “our common home”
Is the Finnish government right in cutting sick leave pay?
According to Prime Minister Juha Sipilä, the government has to find solutions to improve Finland’s competitiveness. A particular challenge is the 10 billion euro sustainability gap. The government has decided to cover 4 billion euros with savings, around four billion… Read More ›