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.
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 ›
We know very little about the intentions of Sipilä’s government, and reactions in the international press are limited, with some worries in Germany, France and Sweden
After a quiet campaign , where he has said as little as possible, the new leader from the Centre Party Keskusta, Juha Sipilä, seems to have easily won the elections, 4 years after 2011 when Keskusta, in difficulty, have had… Read More ›
During a recent meeting in January, National Coalition Party leader Alexander Stubb, Social Democratic Party leader Antti Rinne, Center Party leader Juha Sipilä and Finns Party leader Timo Soini arrived to a consensus on the need to cut back public… Read More ›