Government proposal
Reform of digital TE services will improve services and increase efficiency of job search

25.11.2021 14.04
The reform aims to provide jobseekers and employers with digital services that will meet their needs better and that will ease the use of services. The overall reform includes a new service platform to promote the matching of jobs with workers and to improve job search and employment services.

SME Barometer: Positive outlook for SMEs in healthcare and social services sector – business unaffected by coronavirus crisis

25.11.2021 9.02
SMEs that consider availability of labour an obstacle to development: 17 % all sectors and 11 % healthcare and social services sector.
The short-term expectations of SMEs in the healthcare and social services sector have become increasingly positive since 2020.

Competitiveness Council to discuss regulation of digital giants, internet user safety and research, innovation and space issues

24.11.2021 11.33
EU-lippuja lipputangoissa
The EU Competitiveness Council meeting in Brussels on 25−26 November will focus on the regulation of activities of the largest digital companies and improvements to safety of users of various online intermediation services. The agenda for space issues includes the financing of companies in the sector and the management of space transport.

Finland joins coalition aiming to end export finance of fossil fuels

24.11.2021 17.57
Finland joined the Export Finance for Future coalition (E3F) at its meeting on 24 November 2021. The E3F is part of the strategy work to combat global warming. It allocates funding to sustainable projects and defines the most suitable measures for phasing out export finance in projects that are not in line with sustainable development.

Commission extends the scope and term of more flexible state aid rules

18.11.2021 16.13
The photo shows the European Commission’s building and EU flags
On 18 November 2021, the European Commission decided to continue the more flexible state aid rules agreed due to the coronavirus crisis until 30 June 2022. In Finland, the extension will help implement the fifth application round for business cost support. The Commission also decided that the rules would be extended to support investment and solvency. The new forms of support will remain in force until 31 December 2022 and 31 December 2023.

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Government employment measures and their impacts

Government employment measures and their impacts

During its current term, the Government will take employment measures that bolster the economy, aimed at achieving an employment-generating impact amounting to 80,000 new jobs.

Government employment measures and their impacts

Funding to companies

Funding to companies

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment and government agencies under its purview will open calls for funding applications from companies under Finland’s Sustainable Growth Programme in autumn 2021. 

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Talent Boost

Talent Boost

The objective of the Government’s joint Talent Boost programme is to make Finland more attractive to international talents and to channel the expertise of international talents already in Finland to support growth, internationalisation and innovation in Finnish companies.

Talent Boost -programme

Ministry

Ministry

Ministry

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment creates the conditions for economically, socially and ecologically sustainable growth. It comes from skilled people in high-quality jobs, productivity growth and increasing employment.

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Government agencies, companies and funds of MEAE Group

Government agencies, companies and funds of MEAE Group

The MEAE Group comprises seven government agencies, 15 Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment, 15 Employment and Economic Development Offices, five companies plus three funds.

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Ministers

Tuula Haatainen
Tuula Haatainen
Minister of Employment
Mika Lintilä
Mika Lintilä
Minister of Economic Affairs