Representing Finland, Prime Minister Juha Sipilä will be attending the funeral of Shimon Peres, former Israeli President and Prime Minister. The funeral will be held on 30 September in Jerusalem. Peres died on 28 September. Peres was one of the three Nobel Peace Prize winners in 1994.
'Shimon Peres was one of the most significant statemen and advocates for the Middle East peace process of our time'
— Prime Minister Juha Sipilä
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.
Ministerial working group on migration agree on an action plan to prevent illegal stay in the country
On Wednesday 28 September, the ministerial working group on migration discussed the prevention of illegal stay in the country and agreed on the preparation of a cross-sectoral action plan. The ministerial working group also adopted an action plan to tackle security threats at reception centres.
It is important that the authorities are prepared for a potential increase in illegal stay in accordance with the policy outlines of the ministerial working group.
— Minister of the Interior Paula Risikko
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.
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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