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Inclusive and competent Finland – a socially, economically and ecologically sustainable society

Programme of Prime Minister Antti Rinne’s Government 2019

Communications Strategy

Introduction: Our pledges to citizens on policy reforms

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.

1. Introduction
1.1 Our pledges to citizens on policy reforms

Finland as a sustainable economy, taxation in a changing world

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.

2. Finland as a sustainable economy
2.1 Taxation in a changing world

Strategic themes

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

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.

3.1 Carbon neutral Finland that protects biodiversity
3.1.1 Housing policy

Globally influential Finland and policy on Europe

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.

3.2 Globally influential Finland
3.2.1 Policy on Europe

Safe and secure Finland built on the rule of law

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.

3.3 Safe and secure Finland built on the rule of law
3.3.1 Strengthening the rule of law
3.3.2 Defence policy

Dynamic and thriving Finland, transport networks and agriculture

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.

3.4. Dynamic and thriving Finland
3.4.1 Transport network development
3.4.2 Agriculture

Finland built on trust and labour market equality

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.

3.5 Finland built on trust and labour market equality

Fair, equal and inclusive Finland

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.

3.6 Fair, equal and inclusive Finland
3.6.1 Restructuring of health and social services
3.6.2 Reforming social security