Prime Minister Alexander Stubb has submitted the resignation of the Government to President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö in Mäntyniemi today, on 28 April 2015.
German company Hetzner Online AG announced its plans to situate a new data centre in Finland. Moreover, the company is now investing in the ongoing Cinia project to construct a submarine cable connection to Europe. The initial value of the contract is approximately MEUR 10.
Prime Minister Alexander Stubb has expressed his deep condolences following the massive earthquake in Nepal on Saturday, 25 April.
"The scale of destruction caused by the earthquake is becoming increasingly clear. Our thoughts are with the families and friends of those who lost their lives both in Nepal and in its neighbouring countries. It is important that also Finland gets prepared to send emergency aid to Nepal."
Prime Minister Stubb has expressed the condolences of the Government of Finland following the earthquake to the Vice President of Nepal, Mr. Parmanand Jha.
In its extraordinary meeting on 23 April, the European Council discussed illegal immigration over the Mediterranean and the recent tragic accidents.The European Council decided to triple, this and next year, the financial resources of the Poseidon and Triton operations of the European Border Control Agency Frontex in the Mediterranean.
“A patrol boat of the Finnish Board Guard is currently in the Mediterranean, a surveillance aircraft will be assigned to the region at the beginning of May, and Finland will also make the aircraft available to Frontex in the autumn,” said Prime Minister Alexander Stubb to the members of the European Council.
In its decision dated 24th April 2015, the Regional State Administrative Agency of Northern Finland granted to the bankruptcy estate of Talvivaara Sotkamo Ltd (currently in charge of operating the mine) an environmental permit to construct and operate the discharge pipe allowing to discharge treated water to Nuasjärvi lake in accordance with the specific conditions and limitations as stipulated in the said decision.
In Finland, the election day is Sunday 19 April 2015, and the advance voting between 8 and 14 April 2015 and abroad between 8 and 11 April 2015. In the elections, 200 Members of Parliament are elected for a four-year term. More information is available on the Elections website of the Ministry of Justice at www.vaalit.fi.
In January 2015, OHRA – the project to reform the Government’s steering framework – put forward a number of proposals for the following parliamentary term aimed at improving the impact and effectiveness of Government actions.
The Government annually adopts a plan for analysis, assessment and research in support of its decision making to steer studies and research towards specific priority areas selected by the Government.
The term ‘Government’ refers to the Government of Finland which consists of a prime minister and a required number of ministers. It also denotes a decision-making body consisting of the government plenary session and the ministries.
Government in office
On 24 June 2014, the President of the Republic appointed Finland's 73rd Government, that of Prime Minister Alexander Stubb. The Government has 17 ministers.
It is possible to search information on the Finnish Governments, their compositions and Government Programmes throughout Finland’s independence – as of 1917. Information is also available on the Governments' terms of office, on the types of Government and on the political parties within the Government.