No more living in debt

Finland needs a bold economic programme. The State must get out from under its debt in the next 6-7 years. It is essential that the Finnish economy achieve a two per cent growth track no later than 2019 in order to secure the foundations for our well-being.

The real deficit of the national economy must be reduced to below two billion euro and the deficit of the municipal economy to about one billion over the course of the next legislative term. The economic programme would call for a tightened public sector expenditure, improvements in productivity, the removal of excessive regulations and, if necessary, a savings of two billion in spending. Major reforms, such as the pension reform, the extension of working careers and the struggle to combat the grey economy must be realised in a goal-oriented manner.