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 ›
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 ›
As the first step of our analysis of the Finnish government’s programme, we focus on the so-called “social contract” proposed by Sipilä to the social partners. The Finnish collective bargaining system is fairly standard for the Nordic countries, with negotiations… Read More ›
Juhana Vartiainen, about his move as a candidate for the National Coalition Party: in the Nordic countries, the political right has accepted the social democratic welfare state
Juhana Vartiainen is the director of the VATT Institute for Economic Research, which analyses public finances in Finland and evaluates economic reforms. He is a recognised – and extremely interesting – expert. Until some weeks ago, he was a well-known… Read More ›
Anne Berner, Centre Party candidate: in the 21st century, no strong reform without the support of the civil society
Anne Berner is very well-known in Finland as a successful businesswoman, in particular as CEO of Vallila Interior and her other activities as board member of a number of big companies . But she has a particular place in the… Read More ›
Pekka Haavisto about the Greens’ campaign, the international situation, and a possible participation in the coming coalition
Pekka Haavisto is very well-known in Finland as a Green leader. He has been a member of the Parliament of Finland from 1987 to 1995, and chairperson of the Green League from 1993 to 1995. He served as the Minister… Read More ›
Interview: Jan von Gerich, Nordea chief strategist, about the situation of the Eurozone, the challenges for Finland’s government after the elections and the scenarios for the future
Jan von Gerich, Chief Strategist for the Nordea bank (Finland), gives his views on the Euro zone, the negotiations with Greece and the future prospects for the European and Finnish economies.