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Alexander Stubb's cabinet
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73rd Cabinet of Finland
Incumbent
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Date formed 24 June 2014
People and organizations
Head of government Alexander Stubb
Head of state Sauli Niinistö
Number of ministers 17
Member party National Coalition Party
Social Democratic Party (SDP)
Green League (until September 2014)
Swedish People's Party (SPP)
Christian Democrats
History
Previous Jyrki Katainen's cabinet

Alexander Stubb's cabinet is the 73rd Government of Finland, which came into office on 24 June 2014. It succeeded Jyrki Katainen's cabinet.

In September 2014 Green League decided to depart the government after the majority of the cabinet voted to approve a new decision-in-principle for the Fennovoima nuclear project.[1] The portfolios held by Green Legue were divided between the leading National Coalition Party and Social Democratic Party, so that Sirpa Paatero was chosen as the Minister for International Development and Sanni Grahn-Laasonen as Minister of the Environment.[2]

Portfolios[edit]

The NCP has six ministers in the Cabinet as does the SDP. The Green League and the SPP have two ministers each and the Christian Democrats has one.

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Prime Minister   Alexander Stubb 24 June 2014 Incumbent National Coalition
Minister of Finance
Deputy Prime Minister
  Antti Rinne 24 June 2014 Incumbent Social Democratic
Minister for Foreign Affairs   Erkki Tuomioja 24 June 2014 Incumbent Social Democratic
Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade   Lenita Toivakka 24 June 2014 Incumbent National Coalition
Minister of Justice   Anna-Maja Henriksson 24 June 2014 Incumbent Swedish People's
Minister of the Interior   Päivi Räsänen 24 June 2014 Incumbent Christian Democrat
Minister for International Development   Pekka Haavisto 24 June 2014 26 September 2014 Green League
  Sirpa Paatero 26 September 2014 Incumbent Social Democratic
Minister of Defence   Carl Haglund 24 June 2014 Incumbent Swedish People's
Minister of Transport and Local Government   Paula Risikko 24 June 2014 Incumbent National Coalition
Minister of Education and Communications   Krista Kiuru 24 June 2014 Incumbent Social Democratic
Minister of Culture and Housing   Pia Viitanen 24 June 2014 Incumbent Social Democratic
Minister of Agriculture and Forestry   Petteri Orpo 24 June 2014 Incumbent National Coalition
Minister of Economic Affairs   Jan Vapaavuori 24 June 2014 Incumbent National Coalition
Minister of Social Affairs and Health   Laura Räty 24 June 2014 Incumbent National Coalition
Minister of Health and Social Services   Susanna Huovinen 24 June 2014 Incumbent Social Democratic
Minister of Labour   Lauri Ihalainen 24 June 2014 Incumbent Social Democratic
Minister of the Environment   Ville Niinistö 24 June 2014 26 September 2014 Green League
  Sanni Grahn-Laasonen 26 September 2014 Incumbent National Coalition

Environmental policy[edit]

The new environmental minister Sanni Grahn-Laasonen appointed by Stubb cancelled the environmental program intended to protect the wet lands, favouring instead an approach based on voluntary protection. Former minister Ville Niinistö criticised the decision.[3] The Greens left the cabinet following the cabinet's decision to back a new nuclear plant with ties to Rosatom.

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References[edit]

Preceded by
Jyrki Katainen's cabinet
Alexander Stubb's cabinet
24 June 2014 —
Succeeded by
Incumbent