PM: Growth through reform

Job growth in the future will come not through government-funded initiatives, but through public sector reforms and strict budget discipline that makes it possible to expand training and educational possibilities, PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt said in an interview with financial daily Børsen today.

“If you want to be better and more productive, you need to better educated,” she said.

Thorning-Schmidt also pointed to the negotiations between Danish Crown and employees of the slaughterhouse over whether to accept pay cuts in exchange for the company making investments that could secure growth as something characteristically Danish. “It shows there are a lot of people who are willing to bear a heavy burden.” 

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