It is now quite well-known in Finland, as President Ninistö stated some hours ago, that Finland’s public sector has been spending more than it was getting from taxes in the last few years and that it is a real problem…. Read More ›
Veteran politician Väyrynen launches an initiative for a referendum concerning the participation of Finland in the eurozone
This initiative, certainly inspired by Greece’s difficulties and the attitude of the eurozone Member States, should not been taken lightly, as a majority of the Finnish population seems to become quite sceptic, and may welcome at least a debate on the topic, in particular when the EU Commission and some countries wants to go towards more economic integration.
After Nokia-Microsoft, why should Finland stay among the countries whose high-tech exports are the lowest in the EU
Microsoft has lost 7,8 billion euros, and Finland 2 300 new high-tech jobs. Who is going to define and implement a new industrial strategy to boost innovative development in the country?
Addressing the Greek crisis after the “no”: how to be fair with the Greeks, but also with the Finnish and the EU taxpayers?
Even if the referendum was an act of democracy, even if the EU has proven that it is not able to handle a crisis efficiently, even if we can have sympathy for the Greek citizens, there will not be a… Read More ›
The rising temperature of the eurozone, by Paavo Arhinmäki
It seems a common misconception among the Finns that the separation of Greece from the eurozone would solve its current problems, when in truth, an uncontrolled separation and the country’s insolvency would cause not just an even bigger humanitarian crisis in Greece but also deeply affect the economies of all EU countries.
Antti Rinne: a Strategy for the Social Democratic Party, a Strategy for a better Finland
Antti Rinne is more complex than the image conveyed by the media. He develops in this exclusive interview for Finland Politics a strategy for the party based on participatory democracy tools, which is quite modern, and has a clear vision… Read More ›
What would be the consequences of a Greek default for Finland?
Following this week-end events concerning Greece, everything you need to know about how much we will pay when Greece leaves the eurozone. An excellent example of bad negotiation.
Will Finland continue to oppose last-minute compromise with Greece on Monday, when Russia announced it could help Greece?
Tomorrow Monday, the fate of the Euro may be in the hands of those like Finland, Spain and Portugal who have been hostile to any deal with Greece until now.
Erkki Tuomioja: The Biggest Mistakes of the Economic Policy Are Ahead
Translation of a post published on Erkki Tuomioja blog Lengthening work hours without pay and a five percent productivity increase is the core thought of Sipilä‘s conservative cabinet, and it is still very much alive – regardless of the fact… Read More ›
Will the new Government be successful in boosting growth and competitiveness with its present programme?
The first steps of the government have not been particularly successful, and a lot of critics have been generously provided by the opposition on the measures included in the government programme. With some exceptions, in particular inappropriate declarations by individual… Read More ›