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Finnish prime minister calls for shorter transition time for movement of labour - report.

NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-6 April 2004-Finnish prime minister calls for shorter transition time for movement of labour - report(C)1994-2004 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD

Finnish prime minister Matti Vanhanen has reportedly said that he wants a shorter transition time for the movement of labour for citizens of the countries that join the European Union on 1 May 2004.

The proposal would allow Estonians to freely seek work in Finland before the end of the transition period in 2006.

The prime minister had reportedly said in an interview with the Finnish newspaper Suomenmaa that a situation in which free movement was applied to services but not labour could cause problems for Finland.

Vanhanen had called on trade unions and employers' organizations to ensure that Estonians working in Finland would have the same rights as Finns, reported the Finnish online news provider YLE24.

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