3/02/14-The OECD’s latest Economic Survey of Finland, to be published on Wednesday 12 February 2014, assesses the gradual pick-up in economic activity as well as uncertainty surrounding the recovery. The Survey discusses the country's reaction to slower economic growth and dwindling competitiveness in key sectors like electronics and forestry, as well as the impact on public finances of rising costs related to its ageing population, notably health care costs. The Survey outlines fiscal, structural and public governance reforms that can help Finland boost growth and maintain high living standards and well-being for its population.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will present the Survey during a news conference with Finland's Minister of Finance Jutta Urpilainen, on 12 February, from 10:00 a.m. local time. The event will take place at House of the Estates, Snellmaninkatu 9-11, Helsinki, Finland.
The Survey will be available to registered journalists on the OECD's password-protected website at 10:00 a.m. (CET) for immediate release.
An Overview with the main conclusions will be freely accessible in pdf format on the OECD’s web site at www.oecd.org/eco/surveys/finland-2014.htm. You are invited to include this Internet link in reports on the Survey.
For further information on the news conference, contact Satu Ryynänen (+358 2955 30476) in the Press Office of Finland's Ministry of Finance.
For further information on the Survey, or to request advance copies, contact Lawrence Speer in the OECD Media Office (+33 1 4524 9700).
Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of the OECD Economic Survey of Finland, by e-mail and under embargo, the day before release.
The Survey will be sent by e-mail on request only. In asking to receive the Survey under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures. Requests to receive the Survey by e-mail under embargo or to obtain a password to access the website should be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.