Finland declares a state of emergency
European Council members discuss security and defence
COVID-19 measures and the EU’s ability to respond to future cross-border health threats on the agenda at the video meeting of European Council members
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
The United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union entered into force in full on 1 January 2021. This page provides information on the new EU–UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, the withdrawal agreement and things that will change for citizens and businesses due to the UK’s exit from the EU.
Arctic IssuesFinland’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.
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.