On Wednesday 22 June, the President of the Republic appointed Minister of the Interior Petteri Orpo as Minister of Finance, Deputy Speaker of Parliament Paula Risikko as Minister of the Interior, and Member of Parliament Kai Mykkänen as Minister for Foreign Trade and Development.
Prime Minister Juha Sipilä and Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven met in Naatali on Sunday 19 June. They talked about bilateral questions, particularly about economic and trade relations as well as foreign and security policy cooperation. Topical EU affairs were also discussed, such as migration and the UK's EU relation.
We are maintaining close contacts with Sweden in matters related to foreign and security policy, and defence cooperation between our two countries has evolved in a positive direction. Bilateral cooperation beween Finland and Sweden fosters security and stability in our region.
- Prime Minister Juha Sipilä
Economic growth, security and defence main themes during President of the European Council Tusk's visit to Finland
On Monday, 20 June, Minister of Finance Alexander Stubb has served 3,000 days as a minister. Mr Stubb began his ministerial career as Minister for Foreign Affairs under the second Government of Prime Minister Vanhanen and held the same position under the Kiviniemi Government. He served as Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade in Katainen's Government.
Between 24 June 2014 and 29 May 2015 Stubb held the post of Prime Minister. He has subsequently served as Minister of Finance under Prime Minister Sipilä's government.
Prime Minister's Office
Prime Minister's Office
The Prime Minister's Office, a ministry led by the Prime Minister in person, is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Government’s political programme. The Prime Minister’s Office also assists the Prime Minister in the general management of Government functions.
The Prime Minister’s Office supports the Prime Minister and the Government in the planning of the Government functions and related decision-making. It assists the Prime Minister and the Government in their work and provides services for government agencies and the wider public. The Prime Minister's Office is also responsible for arranging services that support decision-making by the President of the Republic and the Government, appointing ministers' special advisers and their remuneration and translating statutes, i.e. acts and decrees, into the national languages of Finland.