Finland and Slovenia to intensify exchange of information on experiences and good practices related to the digital transformation

5.5.2022 11.38
Minister of Local Government Sirpa Paatero and Minister Mark Boris Andrijanič signing the memorandum of understanding.
Minister of Local Government Sirpa Paatero and Minister Mark Boris Andrijanič, who is the Slovenian government’s representative in matters relating to the digital transformation, signed a memorandum of understanding on increasing cooperation between Finland and Slovenia in relation to the digital transformation. The goal is to develop the digitalisation of public administration in both countries.

Summary of opinions
Redesign of the personal identity code system receives support – preparation of a government proposal continues

4.5.2022 11.45
The redesign of the personal identity code system is seen as necessary and important. Measures that broaden the eligibility of foreign nationals for personal identity codes received particular support. However, the tight schedule for the redesign, the changes it will require to data systems and its costs gave rise to concerns.

The number of central government employees grew by about one thousand in 2021

4.5.2022 13.06
The central government employed approximately 78,000 people in 2021. Most central government employees work in expert positions. About 40 per cent work in the security sector, i.e. in the Finnish Defence Forces, border control positions or the police.

Minister of Local Government Sirpa Paatero and Chairman of the Finnish Technology Advisory Board Risto Siilasmaa:
Finland aims for technology leadership – approves objectives for technology policy for this decade

21.4.2022 12.32
"The global challenges that humanity faces are only solvable through the invention and rapid scaling of new technological solutions, but new technologies are not enough. We also need to adapt our processes, governance models and practices to optimally leverage technology for the benefit of our society and people,” write Minister of Local Government Sirpa Paatero and Chairman of the Finnish Technology Advisory Board Risto Siilasmaa in their column.

Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action
Global economic outlook on the agenda of the spring meeting of the Coalition for Climate Action

19.4.2022 8.42
The Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action will hold its spring meeting on Tuesday 19 April. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will be held virtually in connection with the Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Finland has served as the one of the chairs of the Coalition since 2019, and the meeting is due to decide on extending the term by one more year until spring 2023.

Publications

Budget Review 2022

The Budget Review summarizes the central elements of the Government's budget proposal for 2022.

Budget Review 2022

Economic Survey, Spring 2022

The Finnish economy will grow by 1,5 per cent in 2022, 1,7 per cent in 2023 and 1,5 per cent in 2024.

Economic Survey, Spring 2022

Europe 2020 Strategy

The tenth National Reform Programme describes the measures that the Government has initiated to achieve the national targets.

Europe 2020 Strategy

Ministry of Finance

Ministry of Finance

The Ministry is tasked with establishing, overseeing and reforming the operating framework for public finances and public governance. Our vision is to establish a solid foundation for the economic prosperity and wellbeing of coming generations.

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Administrative branch

Administrative branch

The Ministry of Finance's administrative branch employs over 12,000 people, most of whom work for the tax and customs administrations.

The Ministry of Finance's administrative branch

Ministers

Annika Saarikko
Annika Saarikko
Minister of Finance
Sirpa Paatero
Sirpa Paatero
Minister of Local Government