Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union begins on 1 July and ends on 31 December 2019.
Finland's EU Presidency and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
Finland will hold the six-month rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union from 1 July 2019. Responsibility for preparing matters concerning the EU’s growth and competitiveness will lie with the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.
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.
One of the main tasks of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment is to create a solid basis for industrial and other business operations and in this way strengthen competitiveness and employment.
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.