Minister for European Affairs Tytti Tuppurainen to meet Austrian Foreign Minister Schallenberg in Helsinki
“We are calling on all citizens, civil society organisations, business and industry, and political players to build a socially, economically and ecologically sustainable society. Let’s work together to take Finland not only to the 2020s but further, towards the 2030s. Towards a Nordic welfare state of the future where everyone of us feels that they are included, irrespective of their wealth or place of residence, and where everyone can have faith in the future.” These were the words of Prime Minister Antti Rinne as he presented his Government Programme to Parliament on Tuesday.
Sustainability runs through the visual identity for Finland’s Presidency and the Presidency meetings
Parliamentary elections were held in Finland on 14 April 2019. The process of forming a new government begins after organising of the new Parliament and the State Opening of Parliament.
We squeezed the phases of the process into a two-minute video
Read more about how the Government is appointed and how its work is organised
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.
- 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.
- Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union begins on 1 July and ends on 31 December 2019.
- 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.
- Team 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.
- 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 6 June 2019, the President of the Republic appointed Prime Minister Antti Rinne’s Government, which is Finland’s 75th government. Rinne’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.