Tuesday, June 11, 2019
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Activation model will be abolished, confirms Pekonen

AINO-KAISA PEKONEN (Left Alliance), the Minister of Social Affairs and Health, has confirmed that the activation model for unemployment security will be scrapped. Abolishing the much-berated model was one of the main campaign promises of the Social Democratic Party, the winner of the parliamentary elections held in Finland in April. The compromise found by the five ruling parties, however, has stirred up doubts about whether the government is willing to deliver on the promise.

The five parties agreed in the government programme to scrap the obligations and benefit cuts set forth in the activation model until they have identified measures with a comparable impact on the employment situation in Finland. “The activation model will be... Read More