The famous SOTE reform, a major reform of health and social care launched by Finland’s coalition government has been rejected as unconstitutional by the relevant parliamentary committee. The reform will now have to be changed substantially before it can proceed,… Read More ›
Most important government project: three more ministers to avoid Timo Soini’s unemployment
PM Sipilä has decided to expand the cabinet by adding three new ministers. You could think that it takes into account the fact that the xenophobic Finn’s party has lost the municipal election, but it is more the opposite: the… Read More ›
Juha Sipilä, victim of Finland’s absence of a real policy on conflicts of interests
According to Yle News, Prime Minister Juha Sipilä is under attack because Katera Steel, an engineering company owned by his uncles, cousins and his children (through an investment holding company) had won a lucrative order of 500 000 euros from… Read More ›
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.
Finland’s Government is interfering with the independent media, by Outi Alanko-Kahiluoto, MP
The government of Sipilä, Soini and Stubb has decided that, in the future, Yle’s financing depends on the values of the governing parties
Refugees: will the Finnish government’s position be dictated by Juha Sipilä or by Timo Soini? Will it be aligned on Angela Merkel or on Viktor Orban?
When the Finnish Prime Minister opens his own house to refugees, Angela Merkel opens boldly Germany’s borders to the Syrian refugees, followed with some reluctance by Francois Hollande in France and David Cameron in the UK. Will Finland follow the… Read More ›
Will Prime Minister Sipilä act to convince Soini to be active against extremists in his party, or get rid of him and of his party?
Immonen, a True Finns Parliament member, posted on Facebook a violent attack on multiculturalism which may be inspired by Anders Breivik, author of the Norwegian 2011 attack.
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 ›
The government’s migration policy and the three wise monkeys
The chapter about the migration policy in the government programme finally reminds us of the three (not so) wise monkeys who see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil, and just ignore reality.
Thoughts on Cabinet Work, by Erkki Tuomioja
The government programme discussion […] will become exceptionally important as the several – even questionable and frightening – policies are scrutinized. I will not get into those right now, however, I will instead concentrate on how a government programme is made and my thoughts on cabinet work generally.