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Orpo’s Government: Decisions aim to prevent public finances from spinning out of control

16.4.2024 16.50

Prime Minister Petteri Orpo’s Government has agreed on the General Government Fiscal Plan for 2025–2028. The Government has made decisions that will improve the sustainability of public finances and create conditions for reversing the trend in indebtedness.

The Goverment held a press conference on the outcome of the budget talks on 16 April. Prime Minister Petteri Orpo, Minister of Finance Riikka Purra, Minister of Education Anna-Maja Henriksson and Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Sari Essayah were present at the final briefing.

Press conference | Government video service

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Prime Minister Orpo and European Commission President von der Leyen visit Finland’s eastern border

19.4.2024 12.37
Prime Minister Orpo and European Commission President von der Leyen travelling in a helicopter.
On Friday 19 April, Prime Minister Petteri Orpo and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen paid a visit to the Imatra border crossing point to learn more about the situation at Finland’s eastern border. From there, they headed to the Old Town Hall in Lappeenranta, where they continued the bilateral discussions they had started the day before on their flight from Brussels after the special European Council.

Government proposes more stringent provisions on migration

18.4.2024 14.15
On 18 April, the Government submitted a number of proposals related to migration to Parliament. They concern more stringent provisions on international protection, preventing evasion of provisions on entry, introducing a border procedure and reducing the reception allowance. A proposal concerning the period of residence laid down in the Citizenship Act was also submitted to Parliament.

Prime Minister Orpo stresses need for urgent military support to Ukraine and calls for restraint in the Middle East

18.4.2024 1.35
On photo Prime Minister Petteri Orpo and Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Frederiksen
Photo: EU Council
In the evening on Wednesday 17 April, the special European Council discussed the security situation in Europe and the Middle East. The European Union condemned Russia’s attacks on Ukraine and called for swift military assistance. Ukraine is in urgent need of support, especially when it comes to air defence. The EU leaders also expressed their concern over the tense situation in the Middle East and called on all parties to avoid the use of force. Prime Minister Petteri Orpo represented Finland at the meeting.

New website coming soon

18.4.2024 8.36
The new website will launch on Wednesday 24 April. The redesigned website will offer a more harmonised user experience and visual image and will be easier to use, especially on mobile devices. In connection with the launch of the new site, the separate Prime Minister’s Office website will close.


Press photos are published in the Government’s Flickr account.

Photos of ministers, public officials and government premises are available in the government material bank.


Live webcasts of the Government’s press conferences and other events are streamed on the Government video service.

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