Report on the use of face coverings to prevent coronavirus infections: large variation in country-specific policies and only little research data available
In accordance with the relevant government resolution, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health has drawn up a report on the use of face coverings to prevent coronavirus (COVID-19) infections. The report has now been published and submitted to the Government.
Permanent Secretary Kirsi Varhila and Director Pasi Pohjola from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and Professor Emerita Marjukka Mäkelä were present at the release event.
Briefing on the COVID-19 situation on 28 May
On Thursday 28 May, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare held a briefing on the disease situation, the carrying capacity of healthcare and social welfare services and the current epidemiological assessment of the COVID-19 situation.
Permanent Secretary Kirsi Varhila and Strategic Director Liisa-Maria Voipio-Pulkki from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and Mika Salminen, Director of the Department of Health Security at the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare were present at the event.
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health appoints working group to prepare reform of Act on Social Assistance
Strong support from Climate Policy Roundtable for recovery measures that mitigate climate emissions
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
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.
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ThisisFinlandThe 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 FinlandTeam 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.
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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 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.
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.