At the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris Finland has signed the “4 per 1000” Initiative of France with the aim to increase the carbon content of agricultural soils by 4‰ a year. This is in line with the annual global carbon dioxide emissions caused by human activity.
- The importance of increasing the soil carbon content has been recognised in Finland as well. Measures to this end are a priority in the Climate Programme for Finnish Agriculture and research programme on the environmental impacts of agriculture, says Minister of Agriculture and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen.
The Meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs will be organised at NATO Headquaters in Brussels on 1–2 December 2015. In connection with the meeting on 1 December, a Resolute Support (RS) meeting will be organised at the level of Foreign Ministers together with the nations contributing troops to the operation.
Finland's representative in the meeting will be Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini.
The meeting of the EU heads of state or government with Turkey held on 29 November agreed on an EU–Turkey Statement, which includes the activation of a Joint Action Plan to bring order into migratory flows from Turkey to Europe.
’EU cooperation with Turkey plays a key role in the management of migration and concrete results are expected. By committing to cooperate with Turkey, the EU expects Turkey to fulfil its obligations for more effective border control and to return the people who are not in need of international protection to their countries of origin’, says Prime Minister Juha Sipilä.
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.
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.