Rõivas: Government aims and IMF recommendations match
At a meeting with representatives of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday, Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas (Reform) highlighted the government’s steps to revitalize the economy, including reforms already begun as well as coming proposals by his growth task force.
“The IMF’s view and assessments are undoubtedly important to the government. It is nice to hear that they largely coincide with our own aims, and that they are positive about plans, changes, and reforms already going on,” Rõivas said. He added that the government was convinced that the reforms it had got going would help along making the economy “grow faster” in the coming year.
In the meeting, the prime minister gave the IMF representatives an overview of the currently ongoing work ability reform as well as the administrative reform. Other topics discussed included processes to make the work of the state simpler and more efficient, the decision to abolish special pensions, and speeding up putting European Union structural funding to use.
In reaction to recommendations made by the IMF earlier, addressing the increasing problem of skilled labor shortage was discussed as well.