It is time for decision-makers to begin building up confidence in Finland and the national economy, views Reijo Karhinen, the CEO of OP-Pohjola Group. “Finns have been talked into being overcautious,” he says. The gloom, Karhinen estimates, has been whipped up by decision-makers, corporate executives and the media.
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Karhinen calls an end to scaremongering
While it was “a good strategy” to prepare the public for the structural reforms, the tone should have changed after the Government hammered out new austerity measures in its framework session in March, Karhinen argues.