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  • 10-December-2020

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    Finland: boost employment and productivity growth to avoid lasting scars from COVID-19 crisis

    The COVID-19 crisis has plunged Finland into its deepest recession since the early 1990s even though swift government support has cushioned the shock, making for a smaller output drop than in many other OECD countries. To limit the scars from the pandemic and sustain the recovery, Finland should address underlying challenges such as boosting employment and productivity, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 22-October-2020

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    OECD recognises Finland’s commitment to combat corruption, but is concerned about lack of foreign bribery enforcement

    The OECD Working Group on Bribery remains seriously concerned about the lack of foreign bribery enforcement in Finland following a series of acquittals, between 2013 and 2016, and as discussed in the country’s 2017 Phase 4 evaluation report. No foreign bribery case has been detected, investigated or prosecuted since the Phase 4 report.

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  • 29-May-2019

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    Migration policy affects attractiveness of OECD countries to international talent

    The most attractive OECD countries for highly qualified potential immigrants are Australia, Sweden, Switzerland, New Zealand and Canada, in part because of favourable admission and stay conditions.

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  • 7-May-2019

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    Finland should do more to improve job prospects of low-skilled youth

    Finland must make every effort to streamline the benefit system and encourage young jobseekers to look for work in order to reduce the share of under-30 year-olds who are not in employment, education or training (NEETs), according to a new OECD report.

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  • 5-September-2018

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    Finland must focus on integrating migrant women and their children to boost their contribution to the economy and society

    Finland should offer labour-market-oriented integration support to all migrants, strengthen efforts to identify and address early vulnerabilities, and work more closely with employers according to a new OECD report.

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  • 14-May-2018

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    Family-friendly policies a key driver of economic growth

    The family-friendly policies introduced by Nordic countries over the past 50 years and associated increases in female employment have boosted growth in GDP per capita by between 10% and 20%, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 8-December-2017

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    Finland needs a plan to restore flagging development aid

    Finland has a good track record of providing aid to the world’s neediest countries and supporting international development efforts, yet 2016 saw sharp cuts to Finnish aid flows. Setting a clear timeline to restore its foreign aid budget will be key for Finland to continue making an impact with its aid programme, according to a new OECD Review.

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  • 23-March-2017

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    High acquittal rate jeopardises Finland's efforts to combat foreign bribery

    Finland has proactively investigated seven allegations of Finnish individuals or companies paying bribes to foreign public officials since 1999 but needs to address its discouragingly high acquittal rate.

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  • 24-November-2016

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    Finland could do more to help vulnerable laid-off workers

    Access to more intensive employment services before and after dismissal could help disadvantaged laid-off workers get back into employment, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 24-February-2016

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    Statement of the OECD Working Group on Bribery on Finland’s limited implementation of the Anti-Bribery Convention

    The OECD Working Group on Bribery expresses its serious concern with Finland’s continued failure to implement the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.

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