Press briefing on amendments to Basic Education Act, Vocational Education Act and Higher Education Act
The Government is due to submit a temporary legislative amendment to the Basic Education Act to Parliament at its plenary session on Thursday 4 June. According to the proposal, exceptional educational arrangements could be introduced at the local level in basic education, if it is deemed necessary in autumn 2020 due to the coronavirus situation (COVID-19).
Minister of Education Li Andersson and Minister of Science and Culture Hanna Kosonen will be presenting the amendments at a press briefing shortly after the plenary session.
Prime Minister Marin on Katri Kulmuni’s resignation
Prime Minister Marin was informed of Katri Kulmuni’s resignation earlier today.
I support Katri Kulmuni in her decision, which must certainly have been difficult. I respect her as a person and thank her for her cooperation. Cooperation with the Centre Party will continue in the Government.
– Prime Minister Sanna Marin
Government outlines basis for health and social services reform
Government decides on face masks and discusses border traffic in its informal meeting
Government reaches agreement on fourth supplementary budget proposal for 2020
Many food and beverage service sector businesses will receive compensation for restrictions on activities without an application – businesses can apply for job retention and re-employment support as of 5 June
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
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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.
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