Antti Rinne (SDP), who is set to challenge Jutta Urpilainen for her position at the helm of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in May, does not see eye to eye with the Government on the use of the proceeds from the sale of state assets. The Government recently decided to offload some of its holdings in order to raise a total of 1.9 billion euros and to use 1.3 billion euros of the proceeds to reduce debt and the remaining 600 million euros for economic stimulus.
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Rinne advocates stimulus and nuclear power
Reducing the virtually zero-interest debt, Rinne says, is foolish from an economic viewpoint. “I'd rather use it to create new jobs and economic growth.