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Wed, 18 Jun, 2014 01:04:59 AM
Decision implementation, employment, issues raised by parties discussed
FTimes-STT Report, June 18
The newly elected chair of the Kansallinen Kokoomus (Natioanal Coaltion Party) and prime minister designate Alexander Stubb talked to journalists on Tuesday. Photo Lehtikuva.
The newly elected chair of the Kansallinen Kokoomus (Natioanal Coaltion Party) and prime minister designate Alexander Stubb described Tuesday's negotiations as calm and moderate.
The premier designate was asked earlier to lead the mini-government negotiations officially began at the Königstedt Manor in Vantaa Tuesday.
Stubb hopes that the outcome of the talks could materialise by Thursday
Stubb briefed the reporters on Tuesday afternoon before heading to the party's parliamentary group meeting.
In his press briefing, Stubb did not reveal the exact details of the talks but stressed the party discussions focused on three main entities. 
The first in the agenda being the implementation of the decision already made regarding the structural reform package, pertinent issues raised by the parties and third focal point of the discussion was on employment and economic growth. 
The talks attended by the chiefs of the five-party ruling coalition together with their respective parliamentary groupings will continue tomorrow.
Speaking on Monday, Stubb clarified that the talks are intended to achieve political stability and keep the team together. Stubb added that the goal is to ensure that the economic policy of the country is predictable which he regards important in the country's competitiveness and also from the credit rating point of view.
The government proposed a 600 million euro stimulus package during the March budget framework talks. The package would be directed to steer the economic towards growth.
The package could be used in for investment in infrastructure and housing as well as for projects such as home schools and the construction of public buildings.
Funding is expected to come from internal budget transfers and sale of state owned assets.
The funding kitty could also come from outside the budget framework such as the Housing Finance and Development Centre of Finland (ARA).
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