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Government formation talks continue at the House of the Estates

26.5.2023 19.08

The government formation talks continue at the House of the Estates. Petteri Orpo is leading the formation of the government. The political parties participating in the talks are the National Coalition Party, the Finns Party, the Swedish People’s Party of Finland and the Christian Democrats in Finland.

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246,100 unemployed jobseekers in April

24.5.2023 8.02
Unemployed jobseekers at the end of April, a total of 246,100. This is 7,400 more than a year earlier.
The number of unemployed jobseekers rose by 7,400. The number of new vacancies reported in April totalled 74,400. In all, the number of unfilled vacancies amounted to 170,300, which is 70,400 fewer than a year ago.

New Minister's Handbook published

23.5.2023 10.42
The Prime Minister's Office has published a revised Minister's Handbook, which provides a comprehensive package of information on the Finnish Government. Primarily intended as a source of support and practical help to the incoming Government's ministers and their aides and advisers, the Handbook also provides useful insight to anyone interested in the workings of the Government.

EU sanctions evasion and circumvention at the heart of the Border States’ meeting in Helsinki

17.5.2023 17.03
Combatting circumvention of the EU sanctions is a common mission of the EU Member States, especially of those who are at the forefront of sanctions implementation at the border with Russia. In order to facilitate co-operation further, the Border States, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and EFTA member state Norway, met in Helsinki on 15-17 May.

Vision work highlights the need to reform child welfare

16.5.2023 15.09
The vision for the future of child welfare and the strategic priorities for achieving it have been finalised. The vision was crystallised into one sentence: Children and their families can rely on child welfare services and their effectiveness.


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’s YouTube channel.

See also

Finnish Government

Finnish Government

The term ‘Government’ refers to the Government of Finland which consists of a prime minister and a required number of ministers. It also denotes a decision-making body consisting of the government plenary session and the ministries.

About the Government

Government in office

Government in office

On 10 December 2019, the President of the Republic appointed Prime Minister Sanna Marin’s Government, which is Finland’s 76th government. Marin’s Government is formed by the Social Democratic Party, the Centre Party, the Greens, the Left Alliance and the Swedish People's Party of Finland. The Government has 19 ministers.

Prime Minister Marin's Government

Finnish Governments

Finnish Governments

Search information on the Finnish Governments, their compositions and Government Programmes throughout Finland’s independence – as of 1917.

Governments and ministers since 1917

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