On 24 April, the first day of its mid-term policy review session, the Government has examined the outlook of Finland’s economy as well as the EUR 10 billion policy package to cover sustainability gap. The spending limits decision currently being formulated by the Government will be in line with the expenditure ceiling stated in the Government Programme. The EUR 10 billion sustainability gap will be covered by EUR 4 billion through direct savings, EUR 4 billion through reforms, and by measures aimed at boosting growth and improving employment.
On the first day, the Government also outlined its policy on easing the regulation of pharmacies, and decided on the reform of vocational education and training. In addition, an experiment on the optionality of a second domestic language was sent out for consultation.