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Prime Minister Marin meets with Australian Prime Minister Albanese

2.12.2022 8.42

Prime Minister Sanna Marin met with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese in Sydney on Friday 2 December. This is first time that a prime minister of Finland has made an official visit to Australia.

In their meeting, the prime ministers discussed Russia’s war of aggression in Ukraine, support for Ukraine, Finland’s future NATO membership, the situation in the Indo-Pacific and major power relations.

Current issues

Nordic cooperation in civil preparedness is now more important than ever before

2.12.2022 13.57
On 2 December 2022, ministers responsible for civil preparedness or their deputies from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Finland met in Reykjavik in the framework of so-called Haga cooperation. State Secretary Akseli Koskela from the Ministry of the Interior represented Finland at the meeting.

Prime Minister Marin to attend EU-Western Balkans summit in Tirana

1.12.2022 15.20
Prime Minister Sanna Marin
Prime Minister Sanna Marin will attend the EU-Western Balkans summit in Tirana, the capital of Albania, on Tuesday 6 December. The meeting will discuss ways to strengthen cooperation between the EU and the Western Balkan countries while also taking into account the impacts of Russia’s war of aggression on the region.

Government confirms national objectives for healthcare and social welfare

1.12.2022 14.36
A man enters a health centre
At its plenary session on 1 December 2022, the Government confirmed the national objectives for organising healthcare and social welfare for the years 2023–2026. The objectives are strategic in nature and apply to healthcare and social welfare activities throughout Finland. The objectives form an essential part of the national guidance and direction of healthcare and social welfare, and they support the current needs to reform and further develop services.

Finland supports energy sector in Ukraine

30.11.2022 16.04
On 24 November, Finland sent much needed help for the energy sector in Ukraine. The delivery package comprised components of the electricity grid, such as current transformers, circuit breakers and relays. Earlier this autumn, 28 current transformers were delivered to Ukraine.

Exceptional interest in Finland: NATO has boosted Finland’s country image

1.12.2022 10.59
Almost half of the respondents to an international country image survey indicated that their perception of Finland improved during the last year. Finland’s NATO membership process has greatly contributed to increasing Finland’s visibility abroad and to improving perceptions of Finland.

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See also

General Government Fiscal Plan for 2023–2026

General Government Fiscal Plan for 2023–2026

Prime Minister Sanna Marin’s Government has agreed on the General Government Fiscal Plan for 2023–2026. In its spending limits discussion, the Government decided on extensive measures that will strengthen security, create a vision for the future and build sustainable growth.

Government Programme

Government Programme

The Programme of Prime Minister Sanna Marin's Government: "Inclusive and competent Finland – a socially, economically and ecologically sustainable society".

Finland's EU policy

Finland's EU policy

The basic stance of Finland’s EU policy is to further develop the European Union and to promote growth, stability and security in Europe. Finland is an active, pragmatic and result-oriented Member State.

 

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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