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Mika Lintilä is new Minister of Economic Affairs

Mika Lintilä has been named by the Centre Party as the new Minister of Economic Affairs to replace Olli Rehn who is moving to join the board of the Bank […]

Pirkko Mattila is new Health Minister

Hanna Mäntylä, Finland’s health minister has announced that she will resign to spend more time with a terminally ill ‘loved one’. The Finns Party, which holds the health portfolio has […]

Stubb goes and Petteri Orpo becomes FinMin

A number of changes to the government have taken place after National Coalition Party leader Alexander Stubb was ousted by a party congress last week and replaced by Interior Minister […]

IMF 2015 Article IV Consultation with Finland

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with Finland Press Release No. 15/520 November 17, 2015 On November 11, 2015 the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) […]

Cabinet of Finland

Juha Sipilä Prime Minister Olli Rehn Minister of Economic Affairs Anne Berner Minister of Transport and Communications Juha Rehula & Annika Saarikko Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services Kimmo […]

Full list of Finland’s new Cabinet

The list of Prime Minister Juha Sipilä’s Cabinet has now been announced. The full list as announced through various sources and divided by the three parties of the coalition is […]

Finland’s government takes shape

Following weeks of negotiations, the general election was held on 19th April, three parties have come together to form a new coalition government. The new Cabinet, led by Prime Minister […]

Centre Party wins general election

The Centre party has won the general election in Finland and its leader, Juha Sipilä, will now be tasked with forming a new government. Prime Minister Alexander Stubb of the […]

Parliamentary 2015

An election took place on 19 April 2015. Center Party of Finland (Suomen Keskusta, Kesk) 49 True Finns (Perussuomalaiset, PS) 38 National Coalition Party (Kansallinen Kokoomus, Kok) 37 Social Democratic […]

Centre Party expected to emerge triumphant in General Election today

There has been a slight increase in the number of people in advance voting in the general election for which polling day is today. In advance voting which started on […]

Sirpa Paatero is new Minister for International Development

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has appointed Sirpa Paatero as the new Minister for International Development. She replaces Pekka Haavisto of the Greens. The International Development portfolio came free when […]

Sanni Grahn-Laasonen is new Environment Minister

Prime Minister Alexander Stubb has appointed Sanni Grahn-Laasonen to be Finland’s new Minister of Environment. Sanni Grahn-Laasonen (31) has a Master of Science degree from the University of Helsinki obtained […]

Greens leave Government over nuclear deal

Leader of the Green League, Ville Niinistö, has announced that the party will leave the government of Prime Minister Alexander Stubb. The Greens hold two ministerial portfolios in the government, […]