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'.
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.
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 Juha Sipilä represented Finland at the meeting of the Asian and European countries, the ASEM Summit, in Mongolia's capital Ulaanbaatar on 15–16 July.
In his speech to representatives of almost 50 countries, Sipilä accentuated the significance of problem-solving ability and political will in efforts to find solutions to common global challenges. He mentioned migration and the refugee crisis as examples of this.
Our priority must be saving human lives and respecting human rights. However, we should also go beyond that and work together to address the root causes of migration. To achieve this, Finland places key importance to conflict resolution and mediation.
— Prime Minister Juha Sipilä
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.