Division of responsibilities between ministers

Each minister is responsible for international and EU matters falling within the ministry’s purview and matters related to appointments and personnel administration. Each minister also directs financial planning, budget preparation and other joint matters within the sector concerned.

 

Division of responsibilities between ministers in Prime Minister Alexander Stubb’s Government

 

Division of responsibilities within the Prime Minister's Office between Prime Minister Stubb, Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade Toivakka and Minister for International Development Paatero:

  • Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade Toivakka is responsible for matters covered by the Government EU Affairs Department at the Prime Minister's Office, excluding matters related to the European Council, amendments to the Treaties establishing the European Union and appointments related to the European Union that fall within the mandate of the Prime Minister's Office.
  • Minister for International Development Paatero is responsible for matters that fall under the Government Ownership Steering Department.
  • Prime Minister Stubb is responsible for all other matters covered by the Prime Minister’s Office.

Division of responsibilities within the Ministry for Foreign Affairs between Minister for Foreign Affairs Tuomioja, Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade Toivakka and Minister for International Development Paatero:

  • Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade Toivakka is responsible for matters related to cooperation in the neighbouring regions, trade policy and matters covered by the Secretariat for Nordic Cooperation.
  • Minister for International Development Paatero is responsible for matters related to development cooperation.
  • Minister for Foreign Affairs Tuomioja is responsible for all other matters covered by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs including matters related to work on enhancing Finland’s country brand.

Division of responsibilities within the Ministry of Finance between Minister of Finance Rinne, Minister of Transport and Local Government Risikko, Minister of the Interior Räsänen and Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade Toivakka:

  • Minister of Transport and Local Government Risikko is responsible for matters falling under the Department for Local Government and Regional Administration, the Personnel and Governance Policy Department, the Public Sector ICT and the Government financial controller's function and matters related to statistical services.
  • Minister of the Interior Räsänen is responsible for matters related to customs.
  • Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade Toivakka handles issues related to the Budget Council of the EU.
  • Minister of Finance Rinne is responsible for all other matters covered by the Ministry of Finance.

Division of responsibilities within the Ministry of Education and Culture between Minister of Education and Communications Kiuru, Minister of Culture and Housing Viitanen, Minister of Defence Haglund and Minister of the Interior Räsänen:

  • Minister of Culture and Housing Viitanen is responsible for matters covered by the Ministry's Department for Art and Cultural Policy, Department for Youth and Sport Policy and and the secretariat for International Relations, excluding matters related to sport. Minister of Culture and Housing is responsible for ownership steering matters related to Veikkaus, Finnish Lottery for Finns, covered by the Administration Unit.
  • Minister of Defence Haglund is responsible for matters relayed to sport.
  • Minister of the Interior Räsänen is responsible for church affairs.
  • Minister of Education and Communications Kiuru is responsible for all other matters covered by the Ministry of Education and Culture.

Division of responsibilities within the Ministry of Transport and Communications between Minister of Transport and Local Government Risikko and Minister Education and Communications Kiuru:

  • Minister of Education and Communications Kiuru is responsible for matters that fall under the Communications Policy Department.
  • Minister of Transport and Local Government Risikko is responsible for all other matters covered by the Ministry of Transport and Communications.

Division of responsibilities within the Ministry of Employment and the Economy between Minister of Economic Affairs Vapaavuori and Minister of Labour Ihalainen:

  • Minister of Labour Ihalainen is responsible for matters falling under the Knowledge Management Department, Employment and Entrepreneurship Department, and Labour and Trade Department.
  • Minister of Economic Affairs Vapaavuori is responsible for all other matters covered by the Ministry of Employment and the Economy.

Division of responsibilities within the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health between Minister of Social Affairs and Health Räty and Minister of Health and Social Services Huovinen:

  • Minister of Health and Social Services Huovinen is responsible for matters that fall under the Department for Social and Health Services, but not those related to pharmaceuticals. She is also responsible for matters falling under the Department for Promotion of Welfare and Health and for matters related to gender equality.
  • Minister of Social Affairs and Health Räty is responsible for all other matters covered by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.

Division of responsibilities within the Ministry of the Environment between Minister of the Environment Grahn-Laasonen and Minister of Culture and Housing Viitanen:

  • Minister of Culture and Housing Viitanen is responsible for matters related to housing, building and land use planning.
  • Minister of the Environment Grahn-Laasonen is responsible for all other matters covered by the Ministry of the Environment, including matters related to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the preparation of climate legislation.