MEAE has supreme command and control of nuclear energy matters

The Ministry of  Economic Affairs and Employment (MEAE) prepares licence decisions, drafts proposals to improve legislation and steers the planning and implementation of nuclear waste management. The State Nuclear Waste Management Fund operates in connection with the Ministry. 

The MEAE represents Finland in international organisations in the nuclear energy sector and participates in negotiations on international agreements in the field.

The Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) is responsible for supervising radiation and nuclear safety in Finland. STUK operates under the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.

Many other central government organisations (Ministry of the Environment and Ministry for Foreign Affairs) and regional authorities (regional state administrative agencies and centres for economic development, transport and the environment) as well as the municipalities where nuclear facilities are located also participate in the supervision of nuclear power plants, as required by nuclear energy legislation and other regulations.

Further information: liisa.heikinheimo(at) or jorma.aurela(at)