National recommendation on remote work to be lifted in mid-October – workplaces can start preparing for combined remote and office work
Finland and Germany intensify cooperation to promote digital identification
Finland and Germany have signed a joint declaration based on the countries’ joint desire to support the progress of the proposed regulation on European digital identity, and to accelerate the development of joint European solutions based on digital identity.
Minister of Local Government Sirpa Paatero and Minister of State to the Federal Chancellor and Government Commissioner for Digital Affairs Dorothee Bär signed the joint declaration on Wednesday 22 September 2021.
Harmonisation of Government’s email addresses continues – Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment and Ministry of Finance adopt the new gov.fi suffix
Timeline of budget preparation for 2022
Timetable for the preparation of the budget proposal:
- Wednesday 11 to Thursday 12 August: Budget session at the Ministry of Finance
- Friday 13 August: The Ministry of Finance will submit its proposal to the Ministries and publish it at budjetti.vm.fi (in Finnish)
- Tuesday 7 to Wednesday 8 September: Government negotiations on the Budget
- Monday 27 September: A debate of the Budget proposal will be held at an extraordinary Ministerial Finance Committee meeting and a government plenary session and the publication at budjetti.vm.fi (in Finnish)
Budget Review 2020
The Budget Review summarizes the central elements of the Government's budget proposal for 2020.
Economic Survey, winter 2020
The Finnish economy will shrink by 3,3 per cent in 2020 and grow by 2,5 per cent in 2021, 2,0 per cent in 2022 and 1,4 per cent in 2023.
Europe 2020 Strategy
The tenth National Reform Programme describes the measures that the Government has initiated to achieve the national targets.
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