MEAE Group monitors the effects of the coronavirus on businesses, employment, consumers and security of supply

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, together with other organisations in the MEAE Group, monitors the effects of the coronavirus on business activities, employment and security of supply, and takes the necessary measures to alleviate the negative impacts.

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The Government has agreed on a comprehensive package to safeguard jobs and livelihoods and ease the economic pressure on businesses. According to the Government’s estimate, the overall scale of the measures will be approximately EUR 15 billion. Press release

Ministry's press release: Government supports businesses with an extensive economic package – additional financing of EUR 10 billion made available to companies through Finnvera

Information for businesses, consumers and jobseekers

Services to companies, job seekers and consumers are organised in a way that prevents the spread of the coronavirus, for example by telephone and over remote connections.

The entire MEAE Group maintains situation awareness and monitors the impact of the epidemic on its own sector, customers and on employees. Each agency communicates and distributes information through their own channels.

Enterprise Finland Talousapu counselling service offers help and advice to entrepreneurs with financial and solvency problems. Tel.+358 295024882. Service hours in English: Tuesday 9.00–16.00, Friday 9.00–16.00

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The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment takes part in the Government coordination group, which consists of the permanent secretaries and Heads of Preparedness of the Prime Minister's Office, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment and three other ministries.

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment has intensified its actions to monitor the effects of the coronavirus. Cooperation with other authorities has been intensified and the Ministry is prepared to take action quickly as and when required. 


Kari Klemm, Head of Preparedness, tel. +358 50 336 0173, kari.klemm(at)
Mikko Koivumaa, Director of Communications, tel. +358 50 345 3555, mikko.koivumaa(at)