Finland's coalition partners agree on tax hikes worth 700 million - media

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  • Friday, 24 May 2019

HELSINKI (Reuters) - The five Finnish parties in talks on forming a government after an election five weeks ago have agreed on tax hikes worth at least 700 million euros ($783 million), Finland's largest daily Helsingin Sanomat reported on Thursday, citing government sources.

The Social Democrats led by Antti Rinne topped the general election on April 14 with a record low 17.7 percent of the vote, forcing them to partner up with the Centre Party and three smaller partners to form a majority government.

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