Prime Minister Juha Sipilä has invited his Nordic colleagues to an annual informal summer meeting convening on 27 and 28 September in the Åland Islands. The prime ministers discuss topical Nordic and international matters, such as enhancing Nordic cooperation, current challenges in the EU, security in the Baltic Sea region and cooperation between the Nordic countries and the United States.
The Government condemns all violence, hate speech and racism. In its strategy session on 26 September, the Government agreed that the activities of violent extremist movements' will be tackled by means of legislative and other measures as well as by strengthening the public authorities' resources.
President of the Republic and Ministerial Committee discussed Finland's participation in crisis management
On Monday 26 September, the the President of the Republic and the Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy discussed questions related to international crisis management.
Finland will continue its active participation in international crisis management. Finland currently has roughly 500 soldiers taking part in 13 military crisis management operations and around 100 experts involved in 20 civilian crisis management operations.
When the date changed last night, there were 100 days to go until the start of the centenary of Finland’s independence. During 2017 tens of thousands of events and gatherings will be organised around Finland under the name Finland 100. The celebrations also reach beyond Finland’s borders: The big year is celebrated at least in 70 different countries and on five different continents.
The Heads of State or Government of the 27 EU Member States, gathering in Bratislava, reviewed the challenges of the European Union and outlined a roadmap for the future development of the Union. Concrete reforms that meet the needs of the citizens will be introduced by March 2017, which marks the 60th anniversary of the creation of the European Economic Community.
The EU must concentrate on the essential and be capable of renewal. The Union must strengthen its security and boost economic growth and employment to better respond to people's core expectations
Prime Minister Juha Sipilä.
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.