Tuesday, 11 March 2008
Overheated Southern Finland
"Jarmo Korhonen, the outspoken party secretary of Finland's Centre party, was quoted as saying by Maaseudun Tulevaisuus on Monday that the total cost of rail investment plans in Espoo, Helsinki and Vantaa, at about two billion euros, was greater than what was realistically available for the entire country."
"Mr Korhonen told the rural newspaper that the total cash available for railway investments in the current legislative period for the entire country was 1.4 to 1.6 billion euros, adding the sum should be spent evenly across the country."
"There is no need to heat further the overheated economy of southern Finland. The costs of construction have spun out of control in southern Finland, partly because prices are being swollen by too many simultaneous projects," Mr Korhonen told Maaseudun Tulevaisuus.
At least now some start to talk it up, people start to recognize the problem...it's a first step. Indeed we have an overheated economy (in the South), with housing price going out of crontrol with rent spiraling higher and poor getting poor due to a ramping inflation...
The ECB can't do anything as some economy such as Spain, Italy, Greece, Ireland are on the brink of collpase... Italy seems, day after day, to be better off outside Europe...after all if the situation doesn't improve there is a chance that finally we will see the first break in the European foundation...maybe Italy will take back its Lira and devaluate it in order to be competitive especially against the German Competitive Machine ...