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New ministerial appointments in Prime Minister Marin’s Government

Government Communications DepartmentMinistry of the EnvironmentMinistry of the Interior
19.11.2021 11.59 | Published in English on 19.11.2021 at 12.21
Press release 666/2021
Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Emma Kari and Minister of the Interior Krista Mikkonen

On Friday 19 November, the President of the Republic transferred and appointed Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Krista Mikkonen as Minister of the Interior and appointed Member of Parliament Emma Kari as the new Minister of the Environment and Climate Change. The President of the Republic also released Maria Ohisalo from her duties as Minister of the Interior and her membership in the Government.

Following the presidential session, the Government plenary session made decisions on changes to the ministerial portfolios, deputising arrangements and the composition of ministerial committees and working groups. Minister Kari also gave her declaration of office and judicial affirmation at the beginning of the session.

Master of Social Sciences Akseli Koskela will continue as State Secretary at the Ministry of the Interior, while Master of Social Sciences Terhi Lehtonen will continue as State Secretary at the Ministry of the Environment.

Minister Mikkonen’s personal details 
Minister Kari’s personal details 
Division of responsibilities between ministers and ministerial deputies
Ministerial committees
Ministerial working groups

Inquiries: Timo Lankinen, Permanent State Under-Secretary, tel. +358 295 160 300, Prime Minister’s Office

Emma Kari Krista Mikkonen Maria Ohisalo government