Advisory service for seasonal workers and berry pickers will continue this summer

30.5.2024 12.30
The service is intended especially for foreign seasonal workers and berry pickers who suspect that they have been exploited in their work in Finland. The service has been open every summer since 2021. It is organised by Victim Support Finland and funded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.

EU Energy Ministers emphasize the importance of secure networks and consistent phasing out of Russian energy

30.5.2024 9.30
Berlaymont building witn manuy EU flags
EU Energy Ministers will meet in Brussels on May 30. The aim is to adopt the Council conclusions on promoting sustainable electricity network infrastructure. The ministers will also discuss the future of the REPowerEU plan and the status of the Green Deal. Finland will be represented at the meeting by Minister of Climate and the Environment Kai Mykkänen.

Legislative project to strengthen the labour market model progresses

24.5.2024 12.03
A tripartite working group has prepared amendments to the mediation system for labour disputes. The work is nearing completion and the main outlines of the reform are clear. Consultation round on the working group’s report will begin in June 2024.

Implementation of Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive requires national preparation in Finland

24.5.2024 11.24
Kuvassa on punatiilinen energiantuotantolaitos korkeine savupiippuineen.
The EU’s Competitiveness Council, which includes ministers from the Member States, adopted the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDD Directive) on 24 May. After formal approval by the Council, the Directive will be signed and published in the Official Journal of the European Union. After the Directive has entered into force, the Member States will have two years to transpose the new rules into their national legislation.

EU Competitiveness Council to meet in Brussels to discuss the future of internal market and competitiveness of European industry

22.5.2024 13.46
The EU ministers responsible for competitiveness will meet in Brussels on 23–24 May 2024. Minister of Economic Affairs Wille Rydman will be Finland’s representative at the meetings of the ministers responsible for space, research and innovation on 23 May. Meanwhile, Minister of Employment Arto Satonen will represent Finland at the internal market and industry meetings on 24 May.

See also

TE services reform 2024

TE services reform 2024

The transfer of TE services to the municipalities will take place on 1 January 2025. The reform aims to create a service structure that will contribute to rapid employment of jobseekers.

Website of TE services reform 2024

Sustainable Growth Programme for Finland

Sustainable Growth Programme for Finland

The Sustainable Growth Programme boosts competitiveness, investment, research, development and innovation, as well as measures to raise skill levels. On our website you can find information on funding that the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment and the government agencies under its purview provide to companies, including calls for applications. 

Sustainable Growth Programme in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

Low-carbon roadmaps

Low-carbon roadmaps

The sectoral low-carbon roadmaps prepared in 2020 will be updated in accordance with Prime Minister Orpo’s Government Programme. Roadmaps will pave the way for a low-carbon future.

Roadmap website

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, six companies plus three funds.

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Ministers

Arto Satonen
Arto Satonen
Minister of Employment
Wille Rydman
Wille Rydman
Minister of Economic Affairs
Kai Mykkänen
Kai Mykkänen
Minister of Climate and the Environment
Mari Rantanen
Mari Rantanen
Minister of the Interior
Anna-Kaisa Ikonen
Anna-Kaisa Ikonen
Minister of Local and Regional Government