Prime Minister Rinne discussed with incoming EU leaders in Brussels
European Space Week in Helsinki on 3–5 December 2019
Prime Minister Rinne to meet incoming EU leaders in Brussels
Finland promotes rule of law and security in the Western Balkans
The EU–Western Balkans Ministerial Forum on Justice and Home Affairs will take place in Skopje, North Macedonia, on 18–19 November 2019. Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henriksson will chair the justice affairs session. Minister of the Interior Maria Ohisalo will chair the home affairs session.
Formation of the government
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
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.
Suomi.fiThe 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 UnionFinland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union begins on 1 July and ends on 31 December 2019.
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.
Public Service InfoPublic Service Info directs you to the right service, provides support for e-services, and answers general questions about public services.
Research and Innovation CouncilThe Council discusses key issues relating to the development of research and innovation policy that supports the wellbeing, growth and competitiveness.
Institutional Repository for the GovernmentThe 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.