Prime Minister Juha Sipilä hosted the Nordic Prime Ministers' annual informal summer meeting in Åland on 27 and 28 September. The premiers supported the recommendation presented by the Ministers for Nordic Cooperation, which aims to make the Nordic countries the most integrated area in the world.
The representatives of Christian, Jewish and Shia and Sunni Muslim communities signed today a joint declaration to promote peaceful co-existence in Finland. The meeting held before the signing of the declaration was opened by Minister of the Interior Paula Risikko.
Finland is still a safe and peaceful country. However, antagonism, tension, hate speech and hate crime have increased. There is a high risk that we get used to hate speech and it becomes 'normal'
– Minister of the Interior Paula Risikko.
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.
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.
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