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Finland’s economy is highly industrialised. Yet with over one-third of its territory located above the Arctic Circle, the country is largely rural and sparsely populated, except for its southern tip. With its energy-intensive industries and its cold climate, Finland’s energy consumption per capita is the highest in the IEA. Finland is highly dependent on imported fossil fuels, and energy policy is at the heart of the government’s
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To achieve long-term sustainable growth and preserve the country’s comprehensive welfare state arrangements in the face of demographic ageing, Finland has to implement forcefully a series of structural reforms as presented in this brochure.
In his speech at the occasion of the Finnish Government's mid-term review, the Secretary-General praises high-quality human capital and a large degree of social cohesion as key assets of the Finnish economy. To reach its full economic potential the country should engage in structural reforms to remove unnecessary obstacles to competition and growth and raise the efficiency of public services.
The Secretary-General, Mr. Angel Gurría, was in Helsinki to deliver a keynote speech at the Finnish Government’s mid-term review. He presented the brochure “Finland - Fit for the Future”, suggesting a series of structural reforms Finland should undertake in order to achieve long-term sustainable growth and preserve the country’s comprehensive welfare state arrangements in the face of demographic ageing.
Finland is making efforts to improve its development co-operation, sharpening the focus of its efforts and emphasising the importance of human rights.
Finland is making efforts to improve its development co-operation, sharpening the focus of its efforts and emphasising the importance of human rights. Finland increased its aid by 35% to just over USD 1.4 billion (0.52% of its GDP) during the 2006 – 2011 period.
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Education at a Glance 2012: Key facts - Finland
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The objective of senior budget official country reviews is to provide a comprehensive overview of the budget process in the country under examination, to evaluate national experiences in the light of international best practice and to provide specific policy recommendations.
Across OECD countries some 83 million people suffer from diabetes. On current trends, that will rise to almost 100 million by 2030.