Government discusses COVID-19 situation and decides on new measures

30.11.2021 21.22
Minister Kiuru ja press
In its meeting on Tuesday 30 November, the Government discussed the state of affairs with regard to COVID-19. The discussion focused on the Omicron variant and on the epidemiological situation and progress of vaccinations in Finland. The Government noted that new restrictions and additional measures were needed in many areas. The Government also decided to reintroduce the national recommendation on remote work.

Parliamentary Committee on National Defence Obligation and Conscription proposes call-up day for women as well as stronger links between non-military service and comprehensive security concept

26.11.2021 14.00
Varusmiehiä marssii ulkona maastopuvuissa
The Parliamentary Committee submitted its report on 26 November 2021 and proposes extending the call-up system to the entire age group. The Committee has set the goal of organising a compulsory call-up day for both women and men. This would provide young people with more extensive knowledge and readiness to fulfil national defence obligation.

President and Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy discuss Finland’s crisis management participation, EU security and defence cooperation, Government Report on Human Rights Policy and the situation in Ukraine

26.11.2021 12.37
On Friday 26 November 2021, the President of the Republic and the Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy discussed issues relating to international crisis management. Finland currently has approximately 350 soldiers participating in nine military crisis management operations within the framework of the UN, the EU, NATO and the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS.

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EU climate package

EU climate package

It is the EU’s objective to be climate neutral by 2050. In July 2021, the European Commission presented the EU climate package, the so-called ‘Fit for 55 Package’, which will help the EU reach its emissions reduction target for 2030.

Finland and the EU climate package

Arctic Issues

Arctic Issues

Finland’s activity in the Arctic region must be tied in with the capacity of nature to withstand it, the need to protect the climate, the importance of sustainable development principles, and respect for the rights of indigenous peoples.

Read more about the arctic issues

Finnish Government

Finnish Government

The term ‘Government’ refers to the Government of Finland which consists of a prime minister and a required number of ministers. It also denotes a decision-making body consisting of the government plenary session and the ministries.

Government

Prime Minister's Office

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.

About the Prime Minister's Office

Responsibilities

Responsibilities

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.

Responsibilities

Ministers

Sanna Marin
Sanna Marin
Prime Minister
Tytti Tuppurainen
Tytti Tuppurainen
Minister for European Affairs and Ownership Steering