About the website


Government.fi is the main channel of communication for the Government and the Prime Minister. It contains information about the Government, the implementation of the Government Programme and the activities of the Government and the Prime Minister’s Office, as well as topical material such as press releases by the ministries and public information about government decisions. The website provides information in Finnish, Swedish and English. 

Media.government.fi is an online service for the media that requires registration. It provides invitations to press conferences and material on government decisions for use by the media. 

The Prime Minister’s Office is responsible for its web services, which are maintained by the Government Communications Department at the Prime Minister's Office. All ministries produce information for the web services and are responsible for the content of the material they produce. 

For more information, please contact the Government Communications Department at info.vnk(at)gov.fi.


The search function can be accessed via the website header. 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. It is also possible to search using part of a word.

Web browsers and terminal devices

The website uses responsive design, meaning that the content adapts to the device used. The pages display best using the latest version of your browser. The website can also be viewed using earlier versions, but in this case you may not be able to make full use of all the features available.

File downloads and reader applications

To read PDF files, you need the Adobe Reader program, which you can download free of charge.
The website contains embedded live streams and video recordings from a separate server, which are adapted to the device used.

The online service provides information in the form of RSS feeds.

Terms of use

By using this website, you agree to these terms of use in their current form. 


All rights to the text and image material published on the website belong to the Prime Minister’s Office or another data producer indicated in connection with the material. All text material can be used and linked to in proper context, provided that reference is made to the original source. If you intend to use any of the text material for commercial purposes, you must seek permission beforehand.

The Government’s images are provided with Creative Commons licences in the Government Image Bank and the Flickr image service. The images are intended for free use in media and communications. The exact terms of use of the images are indicated in the details for each image.

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.


Cookies are text files that your browser stores on your device when you visit a website. This website uses cookies that are necessary for the functioning of the website, along with visitor tracking and analytics cookies. 

Social media extensions

This website may contain social media extensions and plug-ins, such as embedded videos. The extensions are downloaded from the services’ own servers and are subject to third-party terms of use and other conditions.  

The extensions will not transfer visitor data to the service providers if they are not used.

Legal notice

We make every effort to ensure that the information in the web services is accurate and up to date. The Prime Minister’s Office is not responsible for any expenses or damage incurred by the user due to technical issues, for example.

The Prime Minister’s Office is not responsible for the content of third-party websites. When a user navigates to another website via a link provided on this website, the terms of use of the website in question apply. 

The Prime Minister’s Office has the right to suspend the provision of the website for the duration of maintenance measures, for example, and to change the content, layout and terms of use of the website.