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Finland's entire eastern border to be closed

28.11.2023 16.59

The Government has decided to close the border crossing point of Raja-Jooseppi as of 30 November. The decision means that all border crossing points on the land border between Finland and Russia will be closed until 13 December.  At Finland's external borders, it will only be possible to apply for international protection at open border crossing points for air and maritime traffic.

The Government and authorities are closely monitoring the situation at Finland’s eastern border.

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UN Climate Conference to begin in Dubai – special focus on energy solutions

28.11.2023 14.44
The parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change will convene for the COP28 Climate Conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 30 November–12 December. Prime Minister Petteri Orpo will represent Finland at the high-level segment of the Conference on 1–2 December. During the ministerial week between 8 and 12 December, Finland’s delegation will be led by Minister of Climate and the Environment Kai Mykkänen.

Finland and Sweden hold historic joint security meeting in Helsinki

27.11.2023 16.48
In the photo Prime Minister Petteri Orpo and Sweden's Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson.
Prime Minister Petteri Orpo and Prime Minister of Sweden Ulf Kristersson met in Helsinki on Monday 27 November. Items on the agenda included bilateral relations between the countries, the security situation and other topical international and EU issues. The discussion also addressed recent events at Finland’s eastern border.

Children’s Independence Day celebration to be held on 4 December

27.11.2023 15.52
Party atmosphere from the celebration of 2022 at the House of the Estates
Party atmosphere from the celebration of 2022 at the House of the Estates
Two children born in 2013 from each municipality of Finland have been invited to the Government Palace for the celebration. Prime Minister Petteri Orpo will personally welcome each guest at the start of the event. Ministers Riikka Purra, Sari Multala and Sari Essayah will also be in attendance.

Memorial to former president Mauno Koivisto unveiled in Helsinki

25.11.2023 19.17
The official memorial to former President of the Republic Mauno Koivisto, Välittäjä (The Mediator), was unveiled in Helsinki on Saturday 25 November 2023, the 100th anniversary of former president Koivisto’s birth. With the memorial, the Government honours former president Koivisto’s memory and extensive life’s work.


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

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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 20 June 2023, the President of the Republic appointed Prime Minister Petteri Orpo’s Government, which is Finland’s 77th government. Orpo’s Government is formed by the National Coalition Party, the Finns Party, the Swedish People's Party of Finland and the Christian Democrats in Finland.

Prime Minister Orpo's Government

Finnish Governments

Finnish Governments

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

Finnish Governments and ministers

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