Prime Minister Antti Rinne submits the Government’s request for resignation – Government to continue on a caretaker basis
On Tuesday 3 December, Prime Minister Antti Rinne submitted his Government’s request for resignation to the President of the Republic. President Niinistö approved the Prime Minister’s request for resignation and requested that the Government continue on a caretaker basis.
Prime Minister Rinne held a press conference at the Government Palace on Tuesday at 13.00.
Memorial for former Finnish President Mauno Koivisto
Finland’s International Gender Equality Prize awarded for changing discriminatory laws
Government evening session discussed Declaration of the Children’s Will and ways to improve local government finances
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Experimental FinlandOne 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.
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