Most of the multinational companies active in Finland prefer to keep silent about their tax footprint. The German pharmaceutical giant Bayer is not one of them, and for a good reason: they pay full corporate tax for their companies in Finland.
Main stream politicians and economists have, in the past few years, called for reforms that would seek to increase the labour supply. Jaakko Kiander does not buy the idea.
The development projects coordinated by the Trade Union Solidarity Centre of Finland SASK reached 182,327 people in 2012. A total of 64 projects took place in 49 countries. The number of separate project actions was 2,271.
Pressure to change the legal status of Thai berry pickers in Finland is growing. So far the hundreds of seasonal wild berry pickers from abroad have been working entirely at their own risk.
Exports will recover and the recession will ease. This is the prediction of The Labour Institute for Economic Research in their forecast for the Finnish economy 2013 - 2014. The Institute expects Finland’s gross domestic product to contract by 0.6 per cent this year. Earlier, in March this year they had forecast a 0.6 per cent rise.
The sale of Nokia mobile phones to Microsoft came as a shock to Finland. For Finland Nokia is more than just a major company, it is an integral part of the Finnish success story. Nokia was the main vehicle that enabled the country to recover from for the deep recession of the early 1990's.