About the site
Government.fi is the main channel of communication by the government and the prime minister. It comprises both basic and topical information on the functions of Government, such as press releases issued by the ministries, key Government public information on decisions, webcasts of press conferences as well as information on the government and on the implementation of the government programme. The site provides you with information in Finnish, Swedish, and English. The pages in Finnish offer the widest range of information.
Media.valtioneuvosto.fi is an online service for the media that requires registration. Its content is produced by the ministries, the Office of the President of the Republic and the Office of the Chancellor of Justice. The online service includes invitations to press conferences and other events as well as contact information, for example. The service operates in Finnish but topical material is also available in Swedish and English.
Vnk.fi is the website of the Prime Minister's Office. It gives information on the Prime Minister’s Office’s functions, projects and topical issues. Core content includes EU affairs, State ownership steering, inter-administrative cooperation, and services to the Government, for example. The site provides information in Finnish, Swedish, and English. The pages in Finnish offer the widest range of information.
The Prime Minister’s Office is responsible for the websites and they are maintained by the Government Communications Department located at the Prime Minister's Office.
For more information on the websites, please contact the Government Communications Department at info(a)vnk.fi.
The website search function is in the header. The search function generates results by default from the entire website. The results are opened in separate tabs by the type of content and listed by date of publication. Alternatively, you can organise the results by the number of hits.
The search function searches for all the search words you have given and based on the language selection on the website. The Boolean operator ’AND’ is automatically added between the search words. Searches using partial words is also possible.
Web browsers and terminal devices
The website uses responsive design and the content adapts to the device being used. The pages are best viewed with the latest browser versions. The website can also be viewed with earlier browser versions but then you might not be able to make full use of all the service features available.
Downloading and reader applications
To read pdf-files, you need the Adobe Reader program, which you can download free of charge.
To read ePUB files, you need a reader application supported by your device.
The website contains direct webcasts and video recordings in the form of live streamings from a separate server, which are adapted to the device being used.
The online service provides information in the form of RSS feeds.
Copyright and rights of use
The Prime Minister’s Office, or any other named information provider, owns the copyright to the texts and photographs and images published on the website. This means that the copyright of press releases, for example, is always held by the issuing ministry.
If you intend to use any of the text material for commercial purposes, you must seek permission beforehand from the Prime Minister’s Office.
All text material can be used freely and linked to in proper context and provided that reference is made to the original source.
The Prime Minister’s Office holds the right of use to all photographs and images. The photographs and images can be used in connection with news and for other information dissemination purposes. It is also possible by separate agreement to use them in textbooks, for instance.
The photographer and holder of the right of use must be acknowledged in connection with the photograph or image. The photographs and images may not be modified or altered without permission, utilised inappropriately or contrary to accepted principles of morality, or adopted for marketing, advertising or any other commercial purposes. Users may not transfer publication rights to a third party.
Data protection and processing of personal data
Under the EU General Data Protection Regulation, the Prime Minister’s Office is committed to protecting the privacy and personal data of visitors to the website.
Data protection in the Prime Minister's Office
The Prime Minister's Office is responsible for the website. Each ministry is responsible for the content of the press releases and speeches that they have released for publication through the service.
In making the content available, every effort is made to keep the information up-to-date and accurate. The Prime Minister’s Office is not responsible for any expenses or damage incurred by the user because of errors that might exist on the site. Nor is the Ministry responsible for any harm caused by technical problems or any material published by external parties and linked to the website.
On this website, the Prime Minister's Office has the right, but is under no obligation, to monitor and edit the content of texts in parts of the site where users post or transfer messages. The Prime Minister's Office is not responsible for the content of such messages, irrespective of whether legislation on copyright, defamation or privacy protection or any other laws apply to such messages. At its discretion, the Prime Minister’s Office may remove any user-posted material it considers inappropriate from its website.
The Prime Minister's Office does not pay compensation for the use of this website or for any information that users might post through it. Users grant the Prime Minister’s Office unrestricted, global rights free of any charge to use and edit any such materials.
The Prime Minister's Office cannot guarantee the confidentiality of messages sent through an open information network. Users should avoid sending confidential information via email.
No material on this website can be deemed to be an offer, request or commitment that is binding on the Prime Minister's Office.
The website has links to the websites of third parties and ‘social extensions’, such as Twitter social plug-ins. All third-party extensions and plug-ins on this website are downloaded from their respective servers. This website does not send information on its users through social extensions.