Prime Minister Rõivas: The Employers' Manifesto provides a solid framework for continuous cooperation between entrepreneurs and the government

15.10.2014 | 10:03

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Stenbock House, 14 October, 2014 - Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas welcomed the manifesto published today by employers and said it is a solid framework for discussions on how to give new momentum to Estonia's economy.

"The fact that employers are orientated towards increasing productivity is good," the Prime Minister said. "The manifesto gives a solid framework for a discussion on how to improve the business environment further and how to increase salaries and welfare in general," he noted.

According to the Prime Minister, entrepreneurs and the state are both seeking positive developments for Estonia. "I am convinced that if entrepreneurs and the state cooperate tightly, new initiative and momentum can be achieved in the economy," Rõivas said.

The Prime Minister added that he likes the high level of impetus in the entrepreneurs' proposals as well as the close alignment of their views with those of the Government. "Like entrepreneurs, the Government is also focused on education, the lowering of employment taxes and working ability reform," the Prime Minister said.

"It is good that the manifesto pays attention to working ability reform as an opportunity to deliver employment for more people and to provide work for people who have restricted work capacity but a willingness to work," Rõivas added.

The Prime Minister has invited entrepreneurship organisations to a round table discussion in Stenbock House today, where the topics raised in the manifesto will also be discussed.

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