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Wed, 30 Sep, 2015 12:09:10 AM
FTimes – STT Report, Sep 30
 
SDP Chairman Antti Rinne and other leaders participated in the debate on budget in parliament on Tuesday. Photo – Lehtikuva.
The opposition parties in the parliament on Tuesday have criticised the government's economic policy.
 
The leaders of the oppositions while speaking in the referral debate, said the government measures to spur economic growth jeopardize the future of children and young people.
 
According to the main opposition Suomen Sosialidemokraattinen Puolue (Social Democratic Party of Finland-SDP), the government forgot about investments in employment in the budget.
SDP pointed out that the ruling Suomen Keskusta (Centre Party) and the Perussuomalaiset (Finns Party) have forgotten their own pieces to economic recovery and in their place hard right-wing portions have taken over which delights mainly the Kansallinen Kokoomus (National Coalition Party).
 
“Cold right wing wind blows in this government,” said SDP lawmaker and former Speaker of Parliament Eero Heinäluoma.
 
The opposition also presented their alternatives to government's austerity measures.
 
According to the Vihreä liitto (Green League), savings in education could be replaced by scrapping underserved share of mileage allowance and slight reduction of the level of commuting deductions.
 
The Vasemmistoliitto (Left Alliance) for their part would improve economic growth by lowering the fixed-term Value Added Tax.
 
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