Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini will meet Minister of Foreign Affairs Witold Waszczykowski of the newly elected Government of Poland in Helsinki on Wednesday 25 November.
The topics of the Ministers' bilateral discussions will include, among other things, the bilateral relations between Poland and Finland, regional questions, migration, and other topical international questions.
The National Police Commissioner and Minister of the Interior gave a report on the asylum situation to the Prime Minister and Minister of Justice and Employment. Incidents of disturbances, unrest and violence have increased in the reception centres and their immediate vicinity.
The Finnish Government and competent authorities are taking every measure to maintain internal security and social integrity.
The Government held a launching seminar for the preparation of the new energy and climate strategy at Korjaamo in Helsinki on 25 November. The new strategy creates a basis for fulfilling EU's climate and energy goals for 2030 as far as Finland is concerned.
The aim is to increase the share of renewable energy in a sustainable way in the 2020s to over 50 per cent, to halve the use of imported oil for domestic purposes and to increase energy self-sufficiency to over 55 per cent.
Request by France concerning mutual assistance in a written procedure of the Ministerial Committee on European Union Affairs
In a written procedure on Tuesday, 17 November, the Ministerial Committee on European Union Affairs discussed a formal request submitted by France to other EU member states to express solidarity with France in the fight against Europe's common enemy. The request is based on the mutual assistance clause (article 42.7) of the Treaty of the European Union.
The Ministerial Committee on European Union Affairs noted that the EU is a security community, whose importance is highlighted in a situation where Europe is facing a threat.
A thematic webpage on migration that shows for example the ministries’ press releases on migration.
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 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.