The Finnish Government should resort to all means at its disposal to improve the employment situation in Finland, says Casper von Koskull, the chief executive of Nordea.
“Getting people to work would be so important – not only because of the need to kick-start the economy, but also because of human dignity and social necessity. All possible means should be explored to boost employment,” he said in an interview on YLE TV1 on Saturday.
Von Koskull pointed out that the rate of unemployment is higher in Finland than in Sweden partly due to an improved environment for entrepreneurs and the fact that the reforms that are only being discussed in Finland have already been implemented in Sweden.
“You mustn't forget that the labour force is growing and that the population structure is different in Sweden. Immigration has also an effect on employment,” he reminded.
Sweden also has the upper hand over its eastern neighbour in terms of competitiveness because it carried out measures similar to those laid out in the so-called competitiveness pact years ago, added von Koskull.
Aleksi Teivainen – HT
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Source: Uusi Suomi