HELSINKI, July 5 (Reuters) - The Finnish government will implement health and local government reforms in January 2020, Prime Minister Juha Sipila wrote on Twitter on Wednesday, effectively announcing a one-year delay to the centre-right government’s key reform.
A parliamentary committee said last week that some of the reform proposals breached Finland’s constitution, and that implementing the changes in January 2019 was unrealistic.
The reforms are a cornerstone of Sipila’s plan to balance Finland’s public finances and boost the economy after a decade of stagnation. The health care reform would include spending cuts of 3 billion euros ($3.4 billion). (Reporting by Tuomas Forsell; Editing by Catherine Evans)