New round of business cost support for companies in tourism, restaurant and event sectors

28.10.2021 13.21
On 28 October 2021, the Government proposed amendments to the Act on Support for Business Costs. The new round of business cost support will be allocated to tourism, restaurant and event companies in particular. The support will be granted by the State Treasury. Applications would be accepted from December 2021.

265,300 unemployed jobseekers in September

26.10.2021 8.21
At the end of September there were a total of 265,300 unemployed jobseekers. This is 50,500 less than a year earlier.
The number of unemployed jobseekers decreased by 50,500. The number of new vacancies reported in September totalled 96,500. In all, the number of unfilled vacancies amounted to 170,300, which is 67,300 more than a year ago.

EU ministers to discuss energy prices at extraordinary Energy Council meeting on 26 October

25.10.2021 10.57
The EU energy ministers will meet at an extraordinary Council meeting in Luxembourg on Tuesday 26 October 2021. The only items on the agenda are the rising energy prices and the Commission’s proposed measures to mitigate them. Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä will represent Finland.

Government proposes a new law on clothing and shoe labelling to satisfy EU rules

28.10.2021 13.27
Kaksi naista selät kameraan päin ostoskeskuksen liukuportaissa
The EU already requires that footwear and textile products clearly indicate what material the item is made of.  The Government now proposes to Parliament legislation based on the EU Market Surveillance Regulation, which would specify companies’ obligations related to labelling of materials. The proposed law also enables the imposition of penalty payments for incorrect or deficient labelling. 

Ministers from digitally advanced EU countries to discuss digital and green transition in Luxembourg

26.10.2021 10.32
EU-lippu
Ministers from digitally advanced EU countries will meet in Luxembourg to discuss how digital technologies can contribute to the green transition and the achievement of the Paris climate objectives.

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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