Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs30.6.2019
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs will implement Finland’s Presidency Programme as part of the Finnish Government. The Programme discusses a number of themes relevant for the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, including trade policy, development policy, security, enlargement, financing of external action, and reinforcing the EU’s external action overall.
The budget proposal for 2020 strengthens Finland's international visibility and global influence
In the Government’s budget proposal, EUR 1.256 billion is proposed for the Foreign Ministry’s main title of expenditure. This is EUR 120 million more than was allocated in the Budget for 2019. The growth is mainly due to appropriation increases in line with the Government Programme.