Number of COVID-19 cases has increased at an alarming rate in recent weeks
The number of new coronavirus cases has increased in Finland during the past week. Several coronavirus clusters and transmission chains have been reported in many hospital districts.
The incidence of new cases during the last two weeks was 10.2 per 100,000 inhabitants. The percentage of positive COVID-19 cases of all samples taken has risen to 0.5 per cent.
329,700 unemployed jobseekers in August
European Sustainable Development Week
Prime Minister convenes joint meeting of climate policy forums
UK residents in Finland must apply for a new right of residence – the application period begins in October
Budget proposal for 2021 provides a route for exiting the COVID-19 crisis
The Government is committed to protecting people’s wellbeing and the ability of businesses to cope during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis in Finland, with as few detrimental human and economic consequences as possible. Its recovery-focused budget proposal for 2021 provides a route for exiting the crisis and continues the development of the welfare state in a socially, ecologically and economically sustainable manner.
The Programme of Prime Minister Sanna Marin's Government "Inclusive and competent Finland – a socially, economically and ecologically sustainable society" was submitted to Parliament in the form of a Government statement on 10 December 2019.
Information about Brexit
We have grouped together information about Brexit and the future EU-UK relationship. These pages offer information, for example, on the negotiation process and the withdrawal agreement and on how UK and Finnish citizens and businesses should prepare for a withdrawal without an agreement.
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ThisisFinlandThe renewed thisisFINLAND website, the country brand’s main communications channel, tells about Finland’s strengths, Finnish culture and the Finnish people in seven languages.
Team FinlandTeam Finland network provides businesses with a smooth service chain, ranging from advice services to funding. The network offers tailor-made service packages for companies' internationalisation needs based on the services provided by the network actors.
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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 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.
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.