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 ›
How you may be poisoned by the food you buy, but Brussels will wait until 2019 to warn you or act on it
According to the European Food Safety Authority, EFSA, “consumers are exposed to a range of mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOH) via food. Mineral oil saturated hydrocarbons (MOSH) consist of linear and branched alkanes, and alkyl-substituted cyclo-alkanes, whilst mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons… Read More ›
First step of the privatisation of the Finnish health system
According to the online newspaper Finland Times, the government announced plans to convert public health care units into publicly-owned companies.This is the next step towards a global privatization, which is the objective of the National Coalition Party. Going towards a… Read More ›
Government crisis: why are they fighting over the number of regions instead of concentrating on the real problems?
It looks like the governmental coalition is really fighting over the number of regions planned in the SOTE reform (it stands for Social (Sosiaali) and Health Terveys) reform. Maybe they should consider instead discussing the question of inequalities, which is… 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 ›
Prof. Juho Saari explains the Finnish Social and Health reform, the first and most challenging topic for decision by the new government
The leading expert on Social Affairs in Finland provides us with a clear vision on this complex issue, which will be the first hurdle for M. Sipilä’s government.