The Government Palace will be open to the public in the OpenHouseHelsinki event

The Prime Minister's Office will participate this year in the OpenHouseHelsinki event by opening to the public the decision-making premises of the Government on Friday, 12 September at 2-4 p.m.

On a guided visit, the public will have an opportunity to view the Government Palace's most important areas: the main staircase, which is almost in its original form, and the Government Session Hall.



Prime Minister Stubb to European Council's special meeting

On Saturday 30 August, Prime Minister Alexander Stubb attended a special meeting of the European Council in Brussels. The meeting discussed EU appointments and key international issues.

The members of the European Council decided on the election of the President of the European Council and the appointment of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. The European Council will elect its President for a term of two and a half years beginning on 1 December 2014.



Individuals' genetic information to be put to better use in health care

The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health has established a working group to draw up a national genome strategy. The goal is to draw up a plan containing different measures that will enable the efficient use of individuals' obtainable hereditary genetic information in Finnish health care. Genome information is here defined as all the hereditary genetic information obtainable about a person.

As genome research methods develop, it is possible to move more towards a personalised medical approach, where information about a person's genome guides decisions regarding care.



Government agreed on budget proposal for 2015

The Government has agreed on the 2015 budget proposal. The proposal is mainly based on decisions made in the General Government Fiscal Plan last spring and in the Government Programme in June. In the budget negotiations, the Government also agreed on a supplementary budget for 2014 and decided on strengthening the implementation of the Structural Policy Programme.