Prime Minister Juha Sipilä: My deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the shootings in Imatra
We are all deeply shocked by the shooting incident in Imatra last night. Three persons lost their lives abruptly as a result of blind violence. This is completely unacceptable. This is a very serious crime. On my own behalf and on behalf of the Government, I wish to express my deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims of this brutal act of violence.
Maintaining security and the central functions vital to society requires active preparation for extreme weather conditions. Preparation should take into account that climate change may change extreme weather conditions, their frequency and severity. Thus, preparing for extreme weather conditions is also part of the adaptation to climate change. ELASTINEN research project produced an overall assessment of the management of weather and climate risks and evaluated ways to promote management of these risks in various sectors.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will be visiting Oulu on Friday 9 December by invitation of Prime Minister Juha Sipilä. The prime ministers will discuss bilateral relations between the two countries, among other things. Other matters on the agenda include topical international questions. This is their second bilateral meeting.
The celebration of the 100th anniversary of Finnish independence begins on New Year’s Eve, Saturday 31 December 2016. The party begins around noon near Helsinki’s Töölönlahti Bay and culminates in the Party of the Century at Kansalaistori Square between 9:00 pm and 01:00 am. Expect an historical and unforgettable evening with a great programme in the heart of the country’s capital – even the main street, Mannerheimintie, will turn into a dance floor!
The ministerial working group on migration discussed an action plan on the prevention and control of illegal residence in the country. The plan has been prepared as a collaborative effort of various ministries and it focuses on the illegal residence in the country of people who have received a negative asylum decision. The purpose of the action plan is to ensure that the authorities have constant access to a real-time situation analysis of illegal residence in the country.
President of the Republic and the Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy discussed Finland's participation in the NATO Response Force
On Tuesday 29 November, the President of the Republic and the Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy outlined that Finland will continue its participation in the NATO Response Force (NRF) in 2019 and 2020. Finland’s contribution to the NRF's pool of troops will be a jaeger unit of the Army in 2019 and a Katanpää-class mine countermeasure vessel and a coastal jaeger unit of the Navy in 2020.
The Government approved the National Energy and Climate Strategy to 2030 on 24 November. The strategy sets out concrete actions and targets through which Finland will achieve the EU energy and climate objectives to 2030. The strategy will be given as a Government report to the Parliament, where the discussion on the report is to be started on 30 November.
With its five strategic priorities in the Government Programme, Sipilä’s Government is taking steps to follow through with essential reforms. The strategic objectives are materialised in the form of 26 key projects.
The Institutional Repository Valto includes the publication series of all Finnish ministries in pdf-format from the beginning of 2016 and some publications that date further back.
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 29 May 2015, the President of the Republic appointed Finland's 74th Government, that of Prime Minister Juha Sipilä. The Government has 14 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.