Some months ago, Paavo Väyrynen, a Finnish veteran politician of the Centre Party who has held many ministerial portfolios, and is now a member of the European Parliament, announced a citizens’ initiative to organize a referendum on the Finnish… Read More ›
A lesson from the IMF for all governments: neoliberalism may not be the solution
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 ›
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.
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.
New members of Finland’s Parliament: Katri Kulmuni, Lapland, one of the promising stars of the Centre Party
Katri Kulmuni, 28 , is a new Centre Party Member of Finland’s Parliament for Lapland constituency. She was elected with a very large number of votes (almost 10 000), which proves her popularity. She is also the Chairperson of Tornio… Read More ›
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 ›
A call to our parties: transform the government program into a common national action plan
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?