Prime Minister Juha Sipilä will participate in a meeting of five EU Member States in Berlin on Friday 26 August. Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany has invited the prime ministers of Finland, Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands to Schloss Meseberg to discuss the future of the EU.
On Thursday 25 August, the President of the Republic appointed Pirkko Mattila, MP, a Member of the Government and Minister of Social Affairs and Health. On the same occasion the President of the Republic released upon request Hanna Mäntylä, Member of Parliament, from her duties as a Member of the Government and Minister of Social Affairs and Health.
State Secretary Samuli Virtanen was appointed to continue in his duties as state secretary to the True Finns Party ministers.
The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health requests opinions on a bill regarding a basic income experiment. The objective of the legislative proposal is to carry out a basic income experiment in order to assess whether basic income can be used to reform social security, specifically to reduce incentive traps relating to working.
It is suggested in the legislative proposal that a basic income experiment will be carried out in Finland in 2017–2018. The Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela) would be responsible for carrying out the experiment.
Finland performs well in international benchmarking on sustainable development, but in recent years our position has dropped in most rankings. We should concentrate especially on social inequalities and employment as well as matters related to climate and consumption of natural resources. Finland still has all the potential to remain among the top-ranking countries. This is highlighted in the final report of the 'Key questions and 2030 action plan for sustainable development'.
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.