Introduction: Our pledges to citizens on policy reforms
Climate change, globalisation, urbanisation, the ageing of the population and technological development are all transforming Finland and the world perhaps faster than ever before. In the midst of this transformation, we need policy measures that offer people a sense of security and hope for a better future.
Finland as a sustainable economy, taxation in a changing world
The aim of economic policy is to increase wellbeing and prosperity. This means ecologically and socially sustainable economic growth, high employment and sustainable public finances, as well as a level of stability in the economy would enable unforeseen impacts on people's wellbeing to be avoided.
Government has identified the strategic goals with which we will set about building a socially, economically and ecologically sustainable Finland:
Carbon neutral Finland that protects biodiversity
Finland has an excellent opportunity to rebuild itself in line with the principles of sustainable development, as a nation with a sustainable social structure, a well-educated population and a high level of technological expertise.
Globally influential Finland and policy on Europe
Extensive, broad-based cooperation and swift measures are needed to address issues with the most far-reaching impacts, such as climate change, demographic trends, reduction of the loss of biological diversity, and preservation of a viable environment.
Safe and secure Finland built on the rule of law
Finland is the safest country in the world and we want to stay that way. Finland must ensure internal and external security, respect for the rule of law, and people’s everyday safety and security.
Dynamic and thriving Finland, transport networks and agriculture
Finland, by drawing on its many strengths, is well positioned to succeed as a global leader in skills and innovation. The key to our success as a dynamic and thriving Finland will lie in the ability to tap into the opportunities that this change provides.
Finland built on trust and labour market equality
The employment rate has grown in recent years, with unemployment falling in all groups. The principal factors improving productivity in economies like Finland are skills and technological progress.
Fair, equal and inclusive Finland
People in Finland largely share the principles and values that are the building blocks of our Nordic welfare model, created together over the years as a joint effort. We have not invested in the wellbeing and inclusion of people solely because we have had the financial resources to do so; instead, we have also wanted to become a prosperous nation.
Finland that promotes competence, education, culture and innovation
Education and training provide the best safeguard against exclusion and lack of prospects. An equal society seeks to provide opportunities for every citizen to study to their full potential.
Annexes and entries in meeting minutes
Annex 1. Summary of discretionary changes in permanent expenditure
Annex 2. One-off future-oriented investments
Annex 3. Spending limits rule
Annex 4. Work to combat the grey economy
Annex 5. Measures to combat international tax evasion and aggressive tax planning
Annex 6. Entries in meeting minutes
Annex 7. Memo of the working group on Europe regarding the key themes of Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union
Annex 8. Ideas of the working group on transport to develop land use, housing and transport
Annex 9. Fostering democracy
Annex 10. Impacts of benefit increases
Annex 11. Tables, Annex 1
Annex 12. One-off future-oriented investments, tables, Annex 2
Print the Programme of Prime Minister Antti Rinne's Government
The Programme of Prime Minister Antti Rinne’s Government "Inclusive and competent Finland – a socially, economically and ecologically sustainable society" was submitted to Parliament in the form of a Government statement on 6 June 2019.
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