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Mikko Koskinen appointed as State Secretary to Prime Minister Marin

Government Communications Department 12.12.2019 13.46 | Published in English on 12.12.2019 at 14.07
Press release 669/2019
Valtiosihteeri Mikko Koskinen

On Thursday 12 December 2019, the Government appointed Master of Social Sciences Mikko Koskinen as State Secretary to the Prime Minister.

The State Secretary serves at the Prime Minister’s Office for the duration of the Prime Minister’s term.

Koskinen previously served as Minister Sanna Marin's State Secretary at the Ministry of Transport and Communications. He has also worked as the Head of Political Planning of the Social Democratic Party, Head of Education Affairs at the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions (SAK) and as Special Adviser to minister.

A State Secretary has been appointed to the Prime Minister’s Office since 1990. The term is linked to that of the Prime Minister. The State Secretary serves as the Prime Minister’s closest aide, directs the preparation of matters within the Government, promotes and monitors the implementation of the Government Programme, and coordinates the cooperation among the government ministries. The State Secretary to the Prime Minister heads the Prime Minister’s Office, assisted by the Permanent State Under-Secretary, and chairs the meetings of Permanent Secretaries of the government ministries.

Inquiries: Timo Lankinen, Permanent State Under-Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office, tel. +358 295 160 300

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