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Ministerial Committees in the Sipilä Government

There are four statutory Ministerial committees:
the Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy,
the Ministerial Committee on European Union Affairs,
the Ministerial Finance Committee and
the Ministerial Committee on Economic Policy.

The ministerial committees are chaired by the Prime Minister.
Working of Ministerial Committees

Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy

The Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy prepares important aspects of foreign and security policy and other matters concerning Finland’s relations with other states, associated key internal security matters, and important matters pertaining to comprehensive defence.

In practice, the Committee meets together with the President of the Republic and the meetings are referred to as joint meetings between the Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy and the President of the Republic.

Composition

Prime Minister Juha Sipilä, Chairperson
Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini
Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Kai Mykkänen
Minister of Defence Jussi Niinistö
Minister of Finance Petteri Orpo
Minister of Agriculture and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen
Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä
 

Ministerial Committee on European Union Affairs

The Ministerial Committee on European Union Affairs discusses politically, economically and legally important EU matters. The Ministerial Committee agrees on Finland’s EU policy guidelines for the formal and informal meetings of the Council of the European Union.

Composition

Prime Minister Juha Sipilä, Chairperson
Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini
Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Kai Mykkänen
Minister of Justice and Employment Jari Lindström
Minister of the Interior Paula Risikko
Minister of Defence Jussi Niinistö
Minister of Finance Petteri Orpo
Minister of Agriculture and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen

Minister of Transport and Communications Anne Berner
Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä
 

Ministerial Finance Committee

The Ministerial Finance Committee prepares matters of notable economic significance or which otherwise require the opinion of the Ministerial Finance Committee.

Composition

Prime Minister Juha Sipilä, Chairperson
Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini
Minister of Finance Petteri Orpo
Minister of Local Government and Public Reforms Anu Vehviläinen
 

Ministerial Committee on Economic Policy

The Ministerial Committee on Economic Policy handles matters related to overall economic development and economic policy, the main development outlines of the public finances and other issues requiring economic policy measures, as decided by the Prime Minister.

Composition

Prime Minister Juha Sipilä, Chairperson
Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini
Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Kai Mykkänen
Minister of Justice and Employment Jari Lindström
Minister of Finance Petteri Orpo
Minister of Local Government and Public Reforms Anu Vehviläinen
Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä