My Finland is international, inclusive, innovative and a forerunner in climate policy.
In my Finland, it should be possible to succeed. To succeed, we must have the best schools and universities in the world. It lays the foundation for an equal and egalitarian society while also being the basis for our competitiveness. We must ensure that young people get the support they need and guarantee education for everyone.
In my Finland, work should always be encouraged and be the first option for making a living. Yes, there must be a safety net, but work must always pay off. We must support entrepreneurship and always be competitive in terms of taxation and legislation so that we get new investments and jobs in Finland.
In my Finland, no one is left alone. This applies especially to the elderly, where loneliness and the lack of social contacts are so widespread that it can be called a new national disease. We need high-class service but also consideration and humanity. Civil society is also of great importance in this work.
My Finland is an active international player through our Nordic cooperation, membership in the EU and hopefully soon also NATO. This will also make the whole of Europe safer. Bilingual Finland is an ever-greater resource through our intensive cooperation with Sweden, both economically, and in terms of defense and security policy.
In my Finland, we understand the importance of Helsinki as the country's economic, cultural and scientific hub. That view also needs to be represented in the Parliament.
In my Finland, we understand that the world is global and there is room for people who want to contribute to our society, regardless of where they were born. We also want to be able to provide protection to those who need it. In my Finland, there is room for everyone.
You are welcome to engage with me about our common future.
It is no exaggeration to say that Finland is facing a choice and we must bring a change. Ahead of us are decisive years for the basis of everything else, namely the economy and growth. Since the last financial crisis, the GDP of the other Nordic countries has risen by 20%, while Finland's growth has stagnated. It is good to remind us why it is important to balance the economy, the future of the entire welfare society is at stake. As the former Member of Parliament from the Left Alliance, Outi Ojala said: a strong public economy is the poor man's best friend. But it is also about responsibility for future generations. Basing the economy on loans that are added to loans pushes the problems to the future, to those who will take over. The interest costs for Finland's loans alone amount to 2.5 billion euros this year.
CREATING ECONOMICAL GROWTH AND INCREASE THE EMPLOYMENT RATE
WE MUST ALSO GET MORE FOREIGN WORKFORCE IN CRITICAL AREAS
FINLAND SHOULD BE AN ATTRACTIVE COUNTRY FOR INVESTMENTS AND NEW ESTABLISHMENTS
INVESTMENTS IN EDUCATION AND RESEARCH ARE NECESSARY FOR THE FUTURE
ACCESS TO REASONABLY PRICED ENERGY
AS AN EXPORT-DRIVEN COUNTRY, FINLAND NEEDS FREE TRADE
THE CLIMATE – A QUESTION OF FATE
A LIVING BILINGUALITY
SAFE AS YOU GET OLDER
WE MOVE AND FEEL GOOD THANKS TO OUR CULTURE AND THE OPPORTUNITIES IT OFFERS
FINLAND'S DEFENSE IS AN ISSUE FOR THE ENTIRE NATION
EQUALITY – SELF-EVIDENT YET REQUIRES PURPOSEFUL WORK
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