Government decision on next steps in reform package on healthcare, social welfare and autonomous regions
On 9 November, the Government published more information about its policies on the reform package on healthcare, social welfare and autonomous regions, and on how they will be divided. There will be 18 autonomous regions in the country, of which 15 will organise healthcare and social services in their area themselves. Under new legislation, the remaining three regions will provide the services with the support of one of the other autonomous regions. Besides healthcare and social services, other duties will also be brought together under the autonomous regions.
The OECD Public Governance Ministerial Meeting was held in Helsinki at Finlandia Hall. The meeting discussed the role and importance of public governance and the public sector in increasing productivity. Finland hosted and chaired the meeting for the first time. The meeting was chaired by Ms Anu Vehviläinen, Minister for Local Government and Public Reforms.
Inclusive growth, trust and equal distribution of wellbeing on agenda of OECD Public Governance Ministers (press release)
OECD Regulatory Policy Outlook 2015 (publication)
Inclusive growth, trust and equal distribution of wellbeing on agenda of OECD Public Governance Ministers
Young people discuss with OECD Public Governance Ministers how their voices could be better heard in global decision-making
1.7.–31.12.2015. The Ministry of Finance confirms the base rate of interest twice a year.
Finnish Governments It is possible to search information on the Finnish Governments, their compositions and Government Programmes throughout Finland’s independence – as of 1917. Information is also available on the Governments' terms of office, on the types of Government and on the political parties within the Government.
The Budget Review summarizes the central elements of the proposal.
The Finnish economy is in a serious situation. GDP growth is close to zero.
The economic effects of the sanctions
A working group assessed the economic effects of the EU’s Russia sanctions and Russia’s counter sanctions by the time of the budget session.