Ministry of Defence (Finland)

The Ministry of Defence (Finnish: puolustusministeriö, Swedish: försvarsministeriet) is one of the 12 ministries which comprise the Finnish Government. The ministry is in charge of Finland's national defence policy, national security, and international cooperation in defence policy matters.[2] It is Finland's ministry of defence. The ministry is headed by the Minister of Defence.

Ministry of Defence
Finnish: puolustusministeriö
Swedish: försvarsministeriet
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Kaartin kasarmi, the main building of the Ministry of Defence[1]
Ministry overview
HeadquartersEteläinen Makasiinikatu 8, Helsinki
Annual budget€2.872 billion (2018)
Minister responsible
Ministry executive
  • Jukka Juusti, Permanent Secretary
Websitewww.defmin.fi/en

The Ministry of Defence's budget for 2018 is €2,871,971,000.[3] As of 2016, roughly 25% of the defence budget was spent in payroll of the defence forces, 20% in procurement of material and 25% in other operational expenses.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kaartin kasarmi – Valtakunnallisesti merkittävät rakennetut kulttuuriympäristötMuseovirasto (in Finnish)
  2. ^ "Ministry of Defence". Ministry of Defence in Finland. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Valtionbudjetti.fi: talousarvioesitys 2018 visualisoituna". Valtionbudjetti.fi. Retrieved 2018-03-21.
  4. ^ "Division of Defence Spending". Ministry of Defence in Finland. Retrieved 21 January 2017.

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