On Friday 24 June, Prime Minister Juha Sipilä gave his comments on the result of the United Kingdom’s EU referendum.
”We had hoped that the outcome of yesterday’s referendum would support the United Kingdom’s continued EU membership. We, of course, respect the result of the referendum. We shall now wait and see what steps the British Government will take on the basis of the result, and when it will officially notify the European Council of its intention to withdraw from the European Union. After that, preparations can begin for the negotiations between the EU and the United Kingdom,” says Prime Minister Sipilä.
The party leaders of the Government have convened this morning for an additional meeting due to the result of the United Kingdom’s referendum. Ministerial Committee on European Union Affairs will convene for an additional meeting on Monday 27 June at 10.00.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, ICANN, will organise its 56th meeting in Helsinki on 27 –30 June. Over a thousand participants from different countries are expected to attend.
ICANN is a non-profit organisation, which is dedicated to a continued secure, stable and interoperable operation of the Internet. At the end of September, ICANN is expected to assume the main responsibility for the stewardship of functions that are vital from the point of view of the operational integrity of the Internet.
On Wednesday 22 June, the President of the Republic appointed Minister of the Interior Petteri Orpo as Minister of Finance, Deputy Speaker of Parliament Paula Risikko as Minister of the Interior, and Member of Parliament Kai Mykkänen as Minister for Foreign Trade and 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.
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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.
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