Resistance to challenge the government in economic and employment policy

Resistance to challenge the government in economic and employment policy

On Wednesday, the Finnish government announced the conclusions of its long-awaited budget meeting and said that it had agreed on measures that, together with its previous decisions, should increase the number of employed by 31,000 to 36,000 by the end of the decade. The announcement received criticism from opposition parties describing the measures as inadequate and the increase in government debt at € 10.8 billion excessive.

“The coronavirus is not an excuse to do less and collect more debt. Finland is almost at the end of the road of borrowing and tax increases, ”said Ville Tavio, Chairman of the Parliamentary Group of the Finnish Party.

Earlier this month, the national coalition announced its intention to present an interpellation if the government fails to reach its budget meeting with measures to break the debt cycle, new employment targets and solutions to improve competitiveness.

Other opposition parties expressed support for the move this week, a party spokesman told BTI.

Aleksi Teivainen – HT

Source: The Nordic Page


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