Kari Anttila appointed State Secretary to Minister Harakka
On Thursday 9 December, the Government appointed Kari Anttila (MSc Education) State Secretary to Minister of Transport and Communications Timo Harakka until 10 June 2022 or the end of Minister Harakka’s term of office.
Prior to his appointment as State Secretary, Kari Anttila had served as Secretary-General to the Social Democratic Parliamentary Group since June 2015. He has also served as State Secretary to Minister Pia Viitanen, among other positions.
State Secretaries assist ministers in matters related to political steering and preparatory work. They also assist and represent the ministers in the drafting of policy outlines and in interministerial coordination, harmonising of policy positions, implementation of the Government Programme in the minister's administrative branch, and handling of EU and international affairs.
Inquiries: Timo Lankinen, Permanent State Under-Secretary, tel. +358 295 160 300, Prime Minister’s Office