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Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (Finland)

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (TEM, Finnish: työ- ja elinkeinoministeriö, Swedish: arbets- och näringsministeriet) is one of the ministries of the Finnish Government. The ministry implements industry, labor, and local development policies.

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
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Agency overview
Ministers responsible

There are two ministerial portfolios located within the ministry:[3]

The ministry was formed in 2008 by merging the former Ministry of Labour (työministeriö), the former Ministry of Trade and Industry (kauppa- ja teollisuusministeriö), and parts of the Ministry of the Interior (sisäministeriö) related to local administration. The first minister was Mauri Pekkarinen. The combination was called superministeriö because it was so large and diverse. The intention of the merger was to make sure that labor policy and industrial policy, as well as others such as immigration policy and regional policy, are coordinated and don't go separate ways.

The ministry manages 15 local employment and economy offices, 15 local Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment and a host of separate national agencies.


Government agencies:

  • Energy authority
  • Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority
  • Finnish Patent and Registration Office
  • Geological Survey of Finland
  • National Emergency Supply Center
  • The Finnish Safety and Chemicald Agency (Tukes)


  • Business Finland Ltd
  • Finnvera Plc
  • Industry Investment Ltd
  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
  • Finnish Minerals Group


  • Nuclear Waste Management Fund
  • Security of Supply Fund
  • State Guarantee Fund

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Minister of Economic Affairs". Valtioneuvosto. Retrieved 2018-05-15.
  2. ^ "Minister of Employment". Valtioneuvosto. Retrieved 2018-05-15.
  3. ^ "Työ- ja elinkeinoministeriön johto ja organisaatio". Työ- ja elinkeinoministeriö (in Finnish). Retrieved 2018-03-24.

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