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.
Ensuring favourable conditions for economic growth and private business should be one of the strategic priorities of the next government programme. In relation to global competition for the locations of businesses and jobs, Finland has both strengths and weaknesses. Finland needs to be internationally at the leading edge in factors that define the operating conditions of businesses: regulation, authorities' activities, contract culture, institutions and infrastructure. In this, we cannot afford to give advantage to competitors.
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.
News on the government formation talks and formation of a new government will be published on the government website. You will find all news and press releases on this topic on the web page 'Government formation talks 2015'.
The official result of the parliamentary elections is available on the elections website vaalit.fi. More information on the organising of Parliament and the current Members of Parliament is available on the Parliament website.
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 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.