Finland's energy policy and choices received praise in the International Energy Agency's (IEA) Country Review. According to the report, Finland has succeeded in ensuring energy security, is amongst the most successful countries in reducing dependence on fossil fuels, and has integrated well with the Nordic energy market.
The obstacles to wind power construction arising from possible disturbances in the operation of surveillance radars can be eliminated in specifically defined areas by developing the surveillance systems of the Finnish Defence Forces, for example through an additional radar.
The unemployment rate will rise to 8.4 per cent this year and remain at the same level next year. The reason for such a development is that the economic outlook has taken a downward turn since last autumn.