Speaker of Parliament Juha Sipilä, who is the leader of the preliminary discussions on the formation of a new government, told on Monday morning about the schedule of the discussions during the week. According to Sipilä, the aim is that the party composition of the government will be decided by the evening of Thursday 7 May. The government formation talks could begin on Friday 8 May.
Sipilä also said that discussions with labour market organisation on the so called social contract are being held in tandem with the preliminary discussions on the formation of a new government.
Finland will grant an additional one million euros in humanitarian aid to help the earthquake victims in Nepal.
The aid will be channelled via the World Health Organization WHO (EUR 500,000) and the United Nations Children’s Fund UNICEF (EUR 500,00). Finland's total support to the Nepal earthquake victims is more than EUR 3 million and it will be allocated from the humanitarian aid appropriations that make part of Finland's development cooperation funds
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.
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.