First offshore wind power research permits granted for Finland’s exclusive economic zone

20.1.2022 14.29
The Government has granted research permits for three offshore wind power projects in Finland’s exclusive economic zone. Wpd Finland Oy was granted a permit on 20 January 2022 for the research area west of Jakobstad. OX2 Finland Oy received permits for two projects in the research areas west of Hailuoto and Jakobstad last week. Both companies’ permits offshore of Jakobstad concern the same area. The studies are set to be conducted this and next year.

Government wants to continue entrepreneurs’ temporary right to labour market support

20.1.2022 14.03
Entrepreneurs have been temporarily entitled to labour market support on more flexible terms during the coronavirus pandemic. Due to the deteriorating coronavirus situation, the Government submitted a proposal to Parliament on Thursday 20 January 2022 to extend the temporary amendment.

Mari Kokko appointed Special Adviser to Minister of Economic Affairs

18.1.2022 14.58
Mari Kokko (kuva: Markus Sommers)
Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä has appointed Mari Kokko as his Special Adviser. She will assist the Minister especially in matters concerning entrepreneurship and innovation. Kokko will take up the position on 24 January 2022.

Migration Institute report highlights development needs for authorities to better prevent exploitation of foreign labour 

11.1.2022 11.21
The hand of a man signing a contract.
The exploitation of foreign labour is expected to grow in Finland as work-based immigration increases. Preventing problems requires more information on exploitation-related phenomena and investments in the resources and cooperation between authorities. 

Finland performs comparably well in implementing EU Single Market rules

10.1.2022 12.09
EU-lippuja lipputangoissa
The European Commission has published the Single Market scoreboard that measures the implementation of the Single Market rules in the Union during 2020. The Single Market refers to the free movement of people, goods, services and capital in the EU. The Commission has extended the scope of the scoreboard to include three new policy areas: business environment for SMEs, greening of the industry, and market surveillance.

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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

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

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