Fact: The Government proposes changes to the Law on Unemployment Security and thus wants to encourage unemployed job seekers to become active and independent in finding employment throughout their unemployment. The proposal relates to the state budget for 2018 and… Read More ›
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 ›
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 ›
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.