Finland in the European Union

The basic stance of Finland’s EU policy is to further develop the European Union and to promote growth, stability and security in Europe. Finland is an active, pragmatic and result-oriented Member State.

Finland’s EU policy priorities are to promote common values, growth, competitiveness and the effectiveness of regulation, to strengthen the EU’s external and internal security and to respond to migration issues.

Government strategy for influencing EU policies

On 28 November 2017, the Ministerial Committee on European Union Affairs outlined a national strategy on how to influence EU policies in 2018. 

Programme of Prime Minister Sipilä's Government

The Programme of the current Government was submitted to Parliament in the form of a Government statement on 29 May 2015.

Government Programme

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Government reports and policies

The Government provides information on EU issues to Parliament through Europe communications, Union communications, statements and reports. The Prime Minister may also submit announcements on EU affairs that fall within the Government’s mandate.

Europe and Union documents - Parliament (in Finnish and Swedish only)