On 21-23 January, Prime Minister Alexander Stubb attended the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. This year the forum focused on stability and growth, cooperation in crisis situations, the global security situation and industrial innovations.
Finland to send tents suitable for winter conditions to Ukraine as part of EU civil protection assistance
The Finnish Ministry of the Interior has decided to send to Ukraine movable tents suitable for winter conditions. They can be used as a field hospital, support for the delivery of humanitarian aid or accommodation for aid workers. The tents are sent as a response to a request for assistance addressed to the EU by Ukrainian authorities.
On Thursday 22 January, the Government adopted a decision on the allocation of party subsidies for the period of 1.1.–30.4.2015. Due to the parliamentary elections to be held in April 2015, party subsidies will be granted for four months only and total EUR 10,666,667, including appropriations to the Åland Islands.
Prime Minister Alexander Stubb, Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg and Kristina Persson of Sweden, Minister for Strategy, Future Issues and Nordic Cooperation, received today in Tromsø, Norway, a report by a working group on the potential offered by economic cooperation between Finland, Sweden and Norway in the Arctic.
Growth from the North report
The aim of structural reforms is to eliminate the sustainability gap in general government finances and secure funding for public services and benefits. The Government seeks to boost the employment rate, economic growth and productivity of public service provision.
Finland has a unique system for coordinating EU affairs. It is based on outlines issued by the Cabinet Committee on European Union Affairs, effective public servant preparation and coordination, and timely informing and involvement of Parliament.
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.