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Prime Minister Alexander Stubb's Government, 24.6.2014–29.5.2015

Cabinet Committees

The information is based on data available at the termination of the government.


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

The cabinet committees are chaired by the Prime Minister.
 

Cabinet Committee on Foreign and Security Policy

The Cabinet 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 Cabinet Committee on Foreign and Security Policy and the President of the Republic.

Composition

Prime Minister Alexander Stubb, Chairperson
Minister of Finance Antti Rinne
Minister for Foreign Affairs Erkki Tuomioja
Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade Lenita Toivakka
Minister of the Interior Päivi Räsänen
Minister of Defence Carl Haglund
 

Cabinet Committee on European Union Affairs

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

Composition

Prime Minister Alexander Stubb, Chairperson
Minister of Finance Antti Rinne
Minister for Foreign Affairs Erkki Tuomioja
Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade Lenita Toivakka
Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henriksson
Minister of the Interior Päivi Räsänen
Minister of Education and Communications Krista Kiuru
Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Petteri Orpo
Minister of Economic Affairs Jan Vapaavuori
Minister of Health and Social Services Susanna Huovinen


Cabinet Finance Committee

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

Composition

Prime Minister Alexander Stubb, Chairperson
Minister of Finance Antti Rinne
Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade Lenita Toivakka
Minister of the Interior Päivi Räsänen
Minister of Defence Carl Haglund
Minister of Transport and Local Government Paula Risikko
Minister of Economic Affairs Jan Vapaavuori
Minister of Labour Lauri Ihalainen
Minister of Health and Social Services Susanna Huovinen
Minister of Culture and Housing Pia Viitanen
 

Cabinet Committee on Economic Policy

The Cabinet 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 Alexander Stubb, Chairperson
Minister of Finance Antti Rinne
Minister of the Interior Päivi Räsänen
Minister of Defence Carl Haglund
Minister of Economic Affairs Jan Vapaavuori
Minister of Labour Lauri Ihalainen