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Two-dose COVID-19 vaccination rate reaches 76 per cent for people aged 12 or over – burden on specialised healthcare remains substantial

20.10.2021 17.29

On 20 October, 85 per cent of the target population for COVID-19 vaccination in Finland, i.e. people who are 12 years of age or over, had received at least one vaccine dose and 76 per cent two vaccine doses.

According to the current estimate, it is possible to achieve 80 per cent vaccination coverage by the first week of November, if the increase in the vaccine uptake does not slow down.

Live recording of the press confrence on 21 October (in Finnish) | YouTube

Baltic Sea coastal states and EU agree on new measures to protect Baltic Sea

20.10.2021 13.09
Today, on 20 October, the ministers of the coastal states around the Baltic Sea responsible for marine protection and the European Commission adopted the updated Baltic Sea Action Plan. The Baltic Sea coastal states and EU have implemented the Action Plan since 2007. The Action Plan sets down the common objectives and agreed measures until 2030.

Prime Minister Marin to attend European Council meeting

20.10.2021 9.15
Prime Minister Sanna Marin will attend the European Council meeting in Brussels on 21–22 October.

Ministerial Committee on European Union Affairs discusses spike in energy prices and October European Council

20.10.2021 10.37
In its meeting on Wednesday 20 October, the Ministerial Committee on European Union Affairs discussed the rise in energy prices and other issues on the agenda at the October European Council.

Finland and United States announce deeper cooperation on digital empowerment in developing countries

19.10.2021 21.10
On 19 October, Administrator of the US Agency for International Development Samantha Power and Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari announced their dedication to robust collaboration on efforts to advance economic productivity, gender equality and human rights in developing countries through inclusive digitalisation.

Finland elected as member of UN Human Rights Council

14.10.2021 18.45
The three-year term 2022-2024 is Finland’s first full membership in the Human Rights Council. Finland will continue its long-term work to promote universal human rights.

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See also

Government Programme

Government Programme

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.

Government Programme

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.

Finland's EU policy

Ministries' publications

Ministries' publications

The Institutional Repository Valto includes the publication series of all Finnish ministries in pdf-format from the beginning of 2016 and some publications that date further back.

Valto

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

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.

Governments and ministers since 1917

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