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Timeline of budget preparation for 2019

Ministry of Finance
Publication date 9.7.2018 15.58 | Published in English on 17.7.2018 at 11.29
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The preparation of the Budget for 2019 will begin on 7. - 8. August with a budget session at the Ministry of Finance. The Government proposal for the 2019 Budget will be published on 17 September.

Preliminary timetable for the preparation of the budget proposal (subject to change):

Tuesday 7 August – Wednesday 8: August Budget session at the Ministry of Finance
Thursday 9 August: The budget proposal of the Ministry of Finance will be sent to the ministries and published online at
Wednesday 15 August – Thursday 16 August: Budget talks between the Ministry of Finance and other ministries
Tuesday 28 August – Wednesday 29 August: Government budget session
Monday 17 September: A debate of the budget proposal will be held at an extraordinary Ministerial Finance Committee meeting and a government plenary session, after which the 2018 Budget will be published online.

Invitations to events for the media will be sent later.


Johanna von Knorring, Ministerial Adviser, tel. +358 295 530232 (out of the office until 31 July)

Mikko Kortelainen, Special Adviser, tel. +358 50 301 8334  (out of the office until 1 August)

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