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Ministry of Finance draft budget for 2023

5.8.2022 10.15

Minister of Finance Annika Saarikko’s draft budget for 2023 has been drawn up amidst an uncertain economic outlook. The draft budget totals approximately EUR 79.5 billion with a deficit of around EUR 6.3 billion. Borrowing will decrease by approximately EUR 2.5 billion from the total budgeted for 2022. 

Current issues

Foreign Ministry to cut visa application appointments in Russia by half

16.8.2022 18.14
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs is limiting the number of visa application appointments available in Russia each day to half of normal. On 16 August 2022, the Government discussed the restriction of tourism from Russia and adopted a policy on the matter.

Ministerial working group on COVID-19 discusses current epidemiological situation and preparedness for autumn season

16.8.2022 14.43
In its meeting on 16 August, the Government’s Ministerial Working Group on Coordinating COVID-19 Response received an overview of the epidemiological situation, progress on vaccinations and the possible continuation of the temporary amendments to the Communicable Diseases Act.

Nordic countries to further deepen defence cooperation

15.8.2022 19.36
Nordic Prime Ministers Magdalena Andersson (left), Sanna Marin, Jonas Gahr Støre, Mette Frederiksen ja Katrín Jakobsdóttir Oslossa Munch-museon edustalla.
In their meeting in Oslo on Monday 15 August, the prime ministers of the Nordic countries confirmed that they would further develop their cooperation on defence and security. As Finland and Sweden become members of NATO, the Nordic countries will become allied partners, which opens up new opportunities for cooperation. The new security situation in Northern Europe also featured prominently in the Nordic prime minsters’ discussion with German Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

Comments sought on government proposal to simplify residence permits for researchers

11.8.2022 15.00
Two women doing research.
The Government’s proposal to amend the act on residence permits for researchers has been sent out for comments. It would extend the duration of residence permits to make it easier for researchers to stay in Finland and conduct research. At the same time, it would improve the position of researchers conducting postgraduate research. 

Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Reinsalu to visit Finland

15.8.2022 10.21
Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto will meet Estonia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Reinsalu in Helsinki on 17 August.

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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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