In my view, people in Finland believe that: 1. All means possible should be used to prevent the entry of criminals into Finland. 2. If a crime is committed by someone in Finland, it will be investigated and judgement handed down. 3. Those who come to Finland must adapt to the values embraced by Finnish society and to Finland’s laws and social norms. If someone fails to conform to the rules of our welfare society, they must face the prospect of having to return to where they came from.
Government’s analysis, assessment and research activities
Finland’s AI expertise strong for the nation’s size category
Romania holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from 1 January to 30 June 2019. The programme for the Romanian Presidency focuses on four priorities: a Europe of convergence, a safer Europe, Europe as a stronger global actor and a Europe of common values. The themes of the Presidency will include preparation of the EU’s multiannual financial framework (2021–2027) and development of the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy. The Romanian Presidency of the Council can be followed on social media using the hashtag #ro2019eu.
Finland will assume the Presidency of the Council of the European Union on 1 July 2019, after the end of the Romanian Presidency. Finland’s Presidency of the Council and the preparations for the Presidency can be followed on social media using the hashtag #EU2019FI.
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.
The International Gender Equality Prize, introduced by the Finnish Government will be awarded for the next time in autumn 2019. The prize amounts to EUR 300,000.
Based on Prime Minister Juha Sipilä's Government Programme, an independent Council of Regulatory Impact Analysis was established at the Prime Minister's Office. The Council is responsible for issuing statements on government proposals and on their regulatory impact assessments.
- Finland 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.
- One of Prime Minister Juha Sipilä’s Government’s key projects is to promote an experimental culture. The aim is to find innovative ways to develop our society and services.
- Government 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.
- Once during each electoral period, the Government submits to Parliament a report on the future focusing on long-term perspectives.
- The Central Government Communications Guidelines explains the values governing communications, outlines the duties and describes the changes in the field of communications and how these changes impact public authorities.
- Finnish citizens can be awarded honorary titles in public recognition of their services to society.
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.