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Ministerial working group on COVID-19 decides on compensation for costs of restrictive measures and on additional restrictions to be placed on food and beverage service businesses

14.1.2022 18.30

In its meeting on Friday 14 January, the Government’s Ministerial Working Group on Coordinating COVID-19 Response discussed the development of the epidemic, closures of food and beverage service businesses and compensation for the costs of restrictive measures.

On Friday morning, the ministerial working group received an overview of the epidemiological situation and heard preliminary assessments by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare on the development of the situation and the burden on hospital care in the coming weeks.

Restrictions on entry remain largely unchanged until 31 January

13.1.2022 14.12
Internal border control will continue and the restrictions on entry will remain largely unchanged until 31.1. However, some exemptions will be made for people who cannot be vaccinated against COVID-19 for medical reasons. The Government decided on these changes at its session on 13.1. and they will enter into force on 17.1.

Changes to opening hours of food and beverage service businesses and to use of COVID-19 passport

11.1.2022 16.27
kuvituskuva
The Government has amended the decree that restricts the activities of food and beverage service businesses due to the COVID-19 epidemic. From now on, all food and beverage services businesses must close at 18.00. In addition, the restrictions on the use of the COVID-19 passport will be extended until the end of January. The decree on the opening hours of food and beverage service businesses will enter into force on 12 January 2022 at 00.00 and it will remain in force until 31 January 2022. The decree restricting the use of the COVID-19 passport will enter into force on 12 January 2022.

Finland performs comparably well in implementing EU Single Market rules

10.1.2022 12.09
EU-lippuja lipputangoissa
The European Commission has published the Single Market scoreboard that measures the implementation of the Single Market rules in the Union during 2020. The Single Market refers to the free movement of people, goods, services and capital in the EU. The Commission has extended the scope of the scoreboard to include three new policy areas: business environment for SMEs, greening of the industry, and market surveillance.

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County elections

County elections

The first county elections will be conducted in Finland in January 2022 to elect a county council for each wellbeing services county.

The advance voting period is from 12 to 18 January 2022 in Finland and from 12 to 15 January 2022 abroad. Election day is 23 January 2022.

 

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.

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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