In the last few days paying out social benefits to citizens living outside of Finland has been in discussions. A politician from the True Finns Party, Pasi Mäenranta, is also worried about the abuse of the benefits. He published a post on Facebook, where he suggests that all Finnish citizens leaving the country be embedded with an identification chip.
Written by Janita on Tuesday August 11, 2015
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The Finnish Commerce Federation writes about how economic policy should not be used as a tool to control the domestic market. Regarding the lackluster last decade of the Finnish economy, this is something well worth considering.
While the Finnish Economy continues to struggle finding growth, the financial engine of Sweden keeps on ticking at a good pace. The economy of this neighbouring Nordic wellfare state, just across the Baltic Sea, has grown for multiple consecutive quarters. During the same time the Finnish equivalent has been shrinking or stagnating.
The weather has not been the only thing worse than expected this summer, as 2015 looks to be the fourth consecutive year that the Finnish economy has faltered. Elsewhere in the Euro area, except for Greece, economic activity is already picking up. The World Economic Forum reports on the details.
The quality of higher education and training is a crucial determinant of a country’s competitiveness and its capacity for economic growth. Manufacturing and some low productivity jobs are being shifted to countries where labour costs are lower.
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