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Vapaavuori for stopping defective Sote reforms

24 Feb 2019, 18:25 ( 2 Months ago) | updated: 25 Feb 2019, 01:47 ( 2 Months ago)

DF Report
Jan Vapaavuori . File Photo Finnish government by Laura Kotila.

Helsinki City mayor Jan Vapaavuori on Sunday said that defective reforms should not be passed, reported national broadcaster Yle.

Vapaavuori who has been described a fierce critic of the Social and Health Care Reform-Sote in the Helsinki metropolitan area, however would not be displeased if decision on Sote reforms would be handled in the next parliamentary term.

"I am not talking about a relief now, but now it is a good thing that for a defective reform not go through. In this way, attempts to push through overall gigantic overall reforms in this time would not be pursued," said Vapaavuori.

On Friday, the Constitutional Law Committee presented a number of changes to the reform. However, in Vapaavuori's view, it would not be possible to package the reforms in the coming weeks.

Helsinki and other cities in the metropolitan area have for a long time tried to send the message that the nationwide Sote reform would not work in big cities.