Prime Minister Juha Sipilä will participate in a meeting of five EU Member States in Berlin on Friday 26 August. Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany has invited the prime ministers of Finland, Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands to Schloss Meseberg to discuss the future of the EU.
On Thursday 25 August, the President of the Republic appointed Pirkko Mattila, MP, a Member of the Government and Minister of Social Affairs and Health. On the same occasion the President of the Republic released upon request Hanna Mäntylä, Member of Parliament, from her duties as a Member of the Government and Minister of Social Affairs and Health.
State Secretary Samuli Virtanen was appointed to continue in his duties as state secretary to the True Finns Party ministers.
Finland performs well in international benchmarking on sustainable development, but in recent years our position has dropped in most rankings. We should concentrate especially on social inequalities and employment as well as matters related to climate and consumption of natural resources. Finland still has all the potential to remain among the top-ranking countries. This is highlighted in the final report of the 'Key questions and 2030 action plan for sustainable development'.
The Prime Minister’s Office has drafted a budget proposal of EUR 218.937 million for its expenditure in 2017. In addition to the operating expenses of the Prime Minister’s Office, the draft budget covers the operating expenses of the Office of the Chancellor of Justice, the pay expenses of ministers, state secretaries and special advisers, and subsidies to political parties, among other things.
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.