Government formation negotiations continued at the House of the Estates on Friday. Leaders of the parties participating in the negotiations have been discussing matters related to finances and issues raised by the working groups. Early this evening, Antti Rinne commented on the talks to the media.
No negotiations will be held at the House of the Estates on Saturday, but party leaders are prepared to meet again on Sunday afternoon.
Sustainability runs through the visual identity for Finland’s Presidency and the Presidency meetings
Sustainable development principles form a common thread throughout the meeting arrangements for Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU. Finland wants to draw attention to the climate impacts of meetings and is keen to seek new ways of doing things. Sustainability is also evident in the visual identity for Finland’s Presidency: the design for Finland’s previous Presidency has been recycled and revitalised for the Finnish Presidency that begins on 1 July.
The main communication channels for Finland’s Presidency are now live: the eu2019.fi Presidency website and the @EU2019FI Twitter account.
Government´s analysis, assessment and research activities
Report: Sustainable development goals to the heart of policy-making
Prime Minister Juha Sipilä's speech at the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers in Helsinki on 17 May 2019
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- 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.
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