Budget proposal for 2021 provides a route for exiting the COVID-19 crisis
The Government is committed to protecting people’s wellbeing and the ability of businesses to cope during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis in Finland, with as few detrimental human and economic consequences as possible. Its recovery-focused budget proposal for 2021 provides a route for exiting the crisis and continues the development of the welfare state in a socially, ecologically and economically sustainable manner.
Design competition for memorial honouring former president Mauno Koivisto now open
European Commission publishes first report on the rule of law
Government decides on temporary restrictions to the operations of food and beverage service businesses
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.
Information about Brexit
We have grouped together information about Brexit and the future EU-UK relationship. These pages offer information, for example, on the negotiation process and the withdrawal agreement and on how UK and Finnish citizens and businesses should prepare for a withdrawal without an agreement.
Arctic IssuesFinland wants to be an active player in the Arctic in a sustainable manner, seeking growth, competitiveness and employment with due respect for the environment. Finland’s approach to the Arctic policy is outlined in the Government Programme.
Maritime policyThe aim of Finland’s maritime policy is to create conditions for a sustainable growth of maritime sectors, improving the level of protection of the marine environment, and enhancing the cooperation and impact of actions by public authorities in maritime affairs.
Government’s analysis, assessment and research activitiesGovernment annually adopts a plan for analysis, assessment and research in support of its decision making to steer studies and research towards specific priority areas selected by the Government.
Honorary titles and decorationsFinnish citizens can be awarded honorary titles in public recognition of their services to society.
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.