Division of responsibilities between ministers and ministerial deputies

At its first plenary session, the Government decides on the division of responsibilities between ministers, for ministries with more than one minister. Ministers are of equal status within the ministry.

Each minister is responsible for international and EU matters falling within the ministry’s mandate and matters related to appointments and personnel administration. Each minister also directs financial planning as well as prepares budgets and other matters within their field of activity.

The Prime Minister coordinates the preparation and consideration of matters to be considered, under the Constitution, by the Government.

The Government appoints the ministers who will stand in for the prime minister and other ministers when the latter are unable to act. When the minister deputising for the Prime Minister is prevented from attending to his/her responsibilities, the most senior minister will stand in. Other ministers have usually four or five deputies.

Division of responsibilities and ministerial deputies in Marin's Government

The Government plenary session decides on the division of responsibilities between ministers, for ministries with more than one minister, ministerial deputies and ministers’ holidays.

Ministers deputising for Prime Minister Marin (in Finnish)
Other ministerial deputies (in Finnish)

Prime Minister’s Office

Minister for European Affairs and Ownership Steering Tuppurainen is responsible for matters covered by the Government EU Affairs Department which are not covered by the Prime Minister, and for state ownership steering.

Of the matters covered by the Government EU Affairs Department, Prime Minister Marin is responsible for matters related to the European Council, matters concerning amendments to the Treaties of the European Union, and appointment matters related to the European Union. The Prime Minister is also responsible for other matters covered by the Prime Minister’s Office, apart from those which are the responsibility of the Minister for European Affairs and Ownership Steering.

Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Minister for Nordic Cooperation and Equality Blomqvist is responsible for Nordic cooperation matters.

Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Skinnari is responsible for matters related to development cooperation and foreign trade. 

Minister for Foreign Affairs Haavisto is responsible for other matters covered by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Ministry of Justice

Minister for Nordic Cooperation and Equality Blomqvist is responsible for equality and non-discrimination matters.

Minister of Justice Henriksson is responsible for all other matters covered by the Ministry of Justice, including matters concerning Åland. 

Ministry of Finance

Minister of Local Government Paatero is responsible for matters related to local government and regional administration, employer, personnel and governance policy, public sector ICT, the government financial controller's function and statistics.

Minister of Finance Vanhanen is responsible for other matters covered by the Ministry of Finance.

Ministry of Education and Culture

Minister of Science and Culture Kosonen is responsible for matters related to the Department of Culture and Art Policy and the Department of Youth and Sport Policy, including student financial aid. The Minister of Science and Culture is also responsible for science and higher education policy matters and religious affairs. 

Minister of Education Andersson is responsible for other matters covered by the Ministry of Education and Culture.

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

Minister of Economic Affairs Lintilä is responsible for matters falling within the mandate of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment that are not covered by the Minister of Employment.

Minister of Employment Haatainen is responsible for matters concerning the Employment and Well-Functioning Markets Department and for matters concerning employment services at the Regions and Growth Services Department. The Minister of Employment is also responsible for matters concerning work-based immigration and integration and general administration matters of the ministry.

The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

Minister for Nordic Cooperation and Equality Blomqvist is responsible for equality matters. 

Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services Kiuru is responsible for matters related to the Department for Steering of Healthcare and Social Welfare, the Department for Safety, Security and Health, the Department for Communities and Functional Capacity and the Department for Clients and Services in Healthcare and Social Welfare, apart from matters related to preparedness coordination, the distribution of gambling revenue and pharmaceutical services, although she is responsible for matters related to the National Pharmaceutical Development Centre. She is also responsible for matters concerning occupational healthcare and farm relief services. 

Minister of Social Affairs and Health Pekonen is responsible for other matters covered by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.