Minister of Defence Jussi Niinistö will pay visits to Bulgaria, Belgium and Sweden during this week. During his working visit to Bulgaria on Tuesday 27 June, Minister Niinistö will meet Deputy Prime Minister for Public Order and Security and Minister of Defence Krasimir Karakachanov. Minister Niinistö will take part in a working lunch for NATO member countries, defence ministers of Finland and Sweden and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini in Brussels on Thursday 29 June. On Friday 30 June, Minister Niinistö will pay a visit to Stockholm.
In 2017, Finland will have been an independent state for a hundred years. The main theme of the centenary celebrations is Together.
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 17 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.