In my view, people in Finland believe that: 1. All means possible should be used to prevent the entry of criminals into Finland. 2. If a crime is committed by someone in Finland, it will be investigated and judgement handed down. 3. Those who come to Finland must adapt to the values embraced by Finnish society and to Finland’s laws and social norms. If someone fails to conform to the rules of our welfare society, they must face the prospect of having to return to where they came from.
The new website presents female ministers and their achievements. It provides their details and photos and shows audio recordings and video interviews with them.
With its five strategic priorities in the Government Programme, Sipilä’s Government is taking steps to follow through with essential reforms. The strategic objectives are materialised in the form of 26 key projects.
- The health, social services and regional government reform will establish the new counties and reform the structure, services and funding of health and social services as well as transfer new duties to the counties.
- The renewed thisisFINLAND website, the country brand’s main communications channel, tells about Finland’s strengths, Finnish culture and the Finnish people in seven languages.
- What does the regional government, health and social services reform mean for people in their various phases of life? Your information package on the reform and on counties' services.
- The Suomi.fi Web service offers public administration customers a single point of access to services and to the customer's own information and electronic messages.
- The Team Finland network promotes Finland and its interests abroad: Finland's external economic relations, the internationalisation of Finnish businesses, inward investments and the country's brand.
- Public Service Info directs you to the right service, provides support for e-services, and answers general questions about public services.
- The Council discusses key issues relating to the development of research and innovation policy that supports the wellbeing, growth and competitiveness.
- The Institutional Repository (Valto) includes the publication series of all Finnish ministries from the beginning of 2016 and some publications that date further back.
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.
Government in office
On 29 May 2015, the President of the Republic appointed Finland's 74th Government, that of Prime Minister Juha Sipilä. The Government has 17 ministers.
It is possible to search information on the Finnish Governments, their compositions and Government Programmes throughout Finland’s independence – as of 1917. Information is also available on the Governments' terms of office, on the types of Government and on the political parties within the Government.