The Finnish economy will grow by 2.4 per cent in 2018 according to the forecast of the Ministry of Finance in its latest Economic Survey. The favourable trend in the economy means an increase in employment and slower growth in the state’s debt burden, but it will not eliminate the general government deficit.
The Government agrees with the objectives of the EU VAT reform but questions the model proposed by the Commission
The Budget Review summarizes the central elements of the proposal.
Finnish GDP is forecast to grow by 2.9 % in 2017, 2.1 % in 2018 and 1.8 % in 2019.
Outlook and challenges for Finland´s public finances
The situation in public finances and the labour market at the halfway point of the government term.