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Finland declares its interest to accede to NATO

17.5.2022 18.35

The President of the Republic of Finland decided, on the proposal of the Government, to notify the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) of Finland’s interest to engage in talks on accession to NATO.

Current issues

Russia cuts natural gas supplies to Finland – situation under control

20.5.2022 16.09
On 20 May 2022, Gazprom Export informed the energy company Gasum Oy that natural gas deliveries to Finland under Gasum’s supply contract will be cut on 21 May 2022 at 7.00 am. The reason for the cut is that Finland has not agreed to pay in rubles for pipeline gas supplies. 

Government reaches agreement on second supplementary budget proposal for 2022

20.5.2022 12.13
The second supplementary budget proposal for 2022 responds to appropriations needs directly caused by Russia’s war of aggression in Ukraine and mitigates the harm caused by COVID-19 to children and young people.

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare
More than half of people aged 80 or over have received their fourth vaccine dose

19.5.2022 10.01
COVID-19 also spread widely among the older population in early 2022. This led to a rise in the number of COVID-19-related deaths occurring within 30 days of testing positive. However, this trend took a downward turn in late April–early May. Despite the considerable number of infections, the mortality rate among those who have received at least three vaccine doses has clearly remained at a lower level when compared to the rest of the population. More than half of people aged 80 or over have received their fourth vaccine dose.

Ministers for European affairs to prepare for upcoming European Council meetings and reflect on follow-up to the Conference on the Future of Europe

20.5.2022 16.18
The EU General Affairs Council will meet in Brussels on Monday 23 May. Topics on the agenda for their meeting include preparations for the special meeting of the European Council on 30–31 May and for the European Council on 23–24 June, the follow-up to the Conference on the Future of Europe, and the hearings with Hungary on the rule of law. Minister for European Affairs Tytti Tuppurainen will represent Finland at the meeting.


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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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