Juhana Vartiainen, Chairman of the Finance Committee, will present the latest information on the Act on Parliamentary Support Act in Parliament today. Vartiainen will arrive at the Coalition Party's press conference starting at 1.40 pm directly from the Finance Committee meeting.

Timo Heinonen, the head of the Coalition Committee's Finance Committee, is also present. At the event, the Coalition Party will present its own views on restaurant support being discussed in Parliament.

The government’s proposal for subsidies to restaurants has raised questions about the reasonableness of the planned subsidies. In connection with their closure, the Parliament's Committee on Constitutional Affairs and the Committee on Economic Affairs demanded that the Government's bill provide them with reasonable compensation for the closure.

  • Raw meals were served to Parliament - the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs changes the EUR 123 million support package for restaurants

The Ministry of Employment and the Economy and the Ministry of Finance built a model for six weeks, which Minister of Labor Tuula Haatainen (sd) presented last week. After the criticism, it outright hopes that Parliament itself will decide what is reasonable compensation. The Parliament's Finance Committee now has every power to find better models and calculation formulas than the government.

- There came the raw, and there's room for repair. The Ministry's cover letter stated that correct the time of the comparison and how the support relates to other subsidies, Arto Pirttilahti (center), Deputy Chairman of the Finance Committee, told IS yesterday.

Last Wednesday, the government announced its bill for a 123 million euro support package for restaurants, it was in the Government session on Friday, and today on Tuesday the restaurant support package will be discussed in the parliamentary referendum debate as part of the supplementary budget.

Following the referendum debate, the Committee on Economic Affairs will formally start drawing up its own report on the restaurant package. When the report is complete, the restaurant support package will return to the great hall.

- Experts will be consulted this week and a report will be drawn up. The work will be done this week. I can't say anything about substance yet, but we look at it as a whole. I can't predict what will end up here, Vartiainen said.