Next week is the week of destiny for the Finnish girl.
The sentence may seem dramatic, but as the situation in Finland struggling with the corona crisis deepens, the sentence is no longer a light throw sought from afar.
Decisions are made in the government’s budget debate that have really far-reaching consequences.
To all of us.
The government of Prime Minister Sanna Marin (sd) should find solutions that safeguard the viability of companies, especially the export industry, provide people with jobs and at the same time ensure the conditions for public finances, the state and municipalities.
The equation is not easy.
The ideological basis of many government politicians is being tested.
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Marini’s red-green government crosses the border between left and right and knows the trade between soft and hard means of employment.
The sad truth is that both have to be done, even those tough ones.
Based on a few of his statements, the Prime Minister himself has understood this.
The SDP plays a key role as the main government party.
Marin's situation is comparable to that of Paavo Lipponen's (sd) first government in 1995. In the wake of the recession, Lipponen's number one demar-driven government made drastic cuts in public spending.
At Marin, fiscal adjustment measures are only to come, now we need to get the economy rolling, exports pulling and the people working.
Due to the coronary crisis or despite the coronary crisis, the Marin government is in a forced crack next week.
It has to deal, in one way or another, with the age-old structures of society, such as unemployment security, pensions, collective agreements, that is, matters in which the social partners have had a great deal of power.
The SDP has traditionally followed the views of the trade union movement.
Next week, we’ll see if this historic road is completed, and the SDP rises above organizational power - finally, one might say.
Marin is the left wing of the party as a politician.
It was reflected in his statements about the closure of the Kaipola paper mill.
The Prime Minister marveled at the profitable closure of the mill, when in fact it was a global drying up of the entire newsprint market.
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Back in the 1970s, the SDP spoke at its party meetings about the socialization of banks and large corporations, in a spirit of class struggle.
Of course, the party understood even then that without successful, employing companies, there will be no stable public finances in Finland based on tax revenues, including health care and schools.
This crystal-clear, decades-long idea would sound to signal government decisions next week as well.
One of the threats to the citizens of the half-year-long coronary crisis has been almost obscured.
It is invisibility, fog.
Back in the 1980s, they studied, went to work, set up families, and society functioned like a greasy one - even though it was quite a rule jungle.
Now the earth is all messed up, there is hardly a bit of intelligence in the bustle of the great power leaders, dissatisfied people are wandering the streets of the world, weapons are being hammered, Korona plight, unemployment, layoffs, bankruptcies, collective bargaining, what else.
Worst of all, by looking to the future, nothing very hopeful is even visible.
No wonder the birth rate is falling.
Restoring hope is the most important task for this government and future governments, alongside which the decisions on next week’s budget debate are, after all, just a little apology.
If a citizen, young or old, is constantly afraid for his livelihood, his living environment, his future and his family, no society will survive such a crisis with dry feet.
Not even Finland.