Economic Council


April 1, 2014

At the invitation of Dr. Martha THEODOROU, AICESIS Chargée de mission, the Economic Council has prepared a note on social dialogue in Finland. 


January 24, 2014

Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen participated in the annual World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland, on 22 and 23 January. The Prime Minister regarded the annual discussions in Davos as highly productive. However, he was also concerned at the low levels of participation by Finns.

"Only five Finnish economic and political decision-makers were present. Sweden had 40, Norway 30 and Denmark 20. I think that Finns have more to contribute to international economic discussions than this suggests. The main theme of one of the meetings was the uses of clean technology - Finnish companies and experts would have had a great deal to contribute on issues such as our water technology expertise. When so thinly represented, we cannot gain the benefits of the experience and perspectives so informally and openly offered by leading international economics experts, businessmen and leaders of international organisations," Prime Minister Katainen explains.


January 13, 2014

Valdis Dombrovskis, Latvia's acting Prime Minister, visited Helsinki on Thursday 16 January. During his visit, Dombrovskis met Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen to discuss key EU issues and the countries' bilateral relations.


January 10, 2014

On Monday 13 January, the Government held a workshop to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the Finnish society.

- The aim of the workshop is to provide the Government with an opportunity to have an informal discussion on the Finnish society's future prospects and challenges. The key question is how Finland can succeed in a sustainable manner and be able to maintain and create well-being. How to ensure that we can keep our welfare promise now and in the future, says Prime Minister Katainen.