Government´s analysis, assessment and research activities
Report: Sustainable development goals to the heart of policy-making
Climate Barometer 2019: Growing numbers of Finns have changed their own behaviour to mitigate climate change
The Finns wish to see solutions to the climate crisis among the priority themes of the next government term and Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU. Growing numbers of Finns have also changed their own behaviour to mitigate climate change. The Climate Barometer 2019 survey was conducted to find out what the Finns think about climate change and climate policy before the general elections.
Prime Minister Juha Sipilä submits Government’s request for resignation – Government to continue on caretaker basis
Prime Minister Juha Sipilä submitted his Government’s request for resignation to the President of the Republic on Friday 8 March. President Niinistö approved the Prime Minister’s request for resignation and requested that the Government continue on a caretaker basis.
Role and activities of the caretaker government
The caretaker government is considered capable of handling necessary routine matters and urgent matters that cannot be left for the next Government.
The new website presents female ministers and their achievements. It provides their details and photos and shows audio recordings and video interviews with them.
With its five strategic priorities in the Government Programme, Sipilä’s Government is taking steps to follow through with essential reforms. The strategic objectives are materialised in the form of 26 key projects.
- The health, social services and regional government reform will establish the new counties and reform the structure, services and funding of health and social services as well as transfer new duties to the counties.
- The renewed thisisFINLAND website, the country brand’s main communications channel, tells about Finland’s strengths, Finnish culture and the Finnish people in seven languages.
- What does the regional government, health and social services reform mean for people in their various phases of life? Your information package on the reform and on counties' services.
- The Suomi.fi Web service offers public administration customers a single point of access to services and to the customer's own information and electronic messages.
- The Team Finland network promotes Finland and its interests abroad: Finland's external economic relations, the internationalisation of Finnish businesses, inward investments and the country's brand.
- Public Service Info directs you to the right service, provides support for e-services, and answers general questions about public services.
- The Council discusses key issues relating to the development of research and innovation policy that supports the wellbeing, growth and competitiveness.
- The Institutional Repository (Valto) includes the publication series of all Finnish ministries from the beginning of 2016 and some publications that date further back.
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 29 May 2015, the President of the Republic appointed Finland's 74th Government, that of Prime Minister Juha Sipilä. The Government has 17 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.