The majority of Finns would like to forgo the daylight saving time practice. Opinions on whether to permanently transition to winter time, i.e. normal time, or summer time are considerably more divided. This was revealed in a Gallup poll commissioned by the Ministry of Transport and Communications from Kantar TNS Oy and an online survey organised using the Otakantaa forum.
Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä will head a Team Finland visit to Vietnam on 14–19 October 2018 to promote exports and internationalisation of Finnish companies. The business delegation accompanying the Minister has 24 representatives especially from the sectors of energy, water and waste management technology, bioeconomy and digital technology.
he Arctic Environment Ministers’ meeting held in Rovaniemi 11-12 October ended with discussions about cooperation in addressing climate change, protecting biodiversity and preventing pollution in the Arctic region.
The two-day meeting brought together ministers and high-level representatives from the eight Arctic Council States and from six Permanent Participants representing the indigenous peoples of the Arctic.
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 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.