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Ministry of Defence
Finnish language: puolustusministeriö

Swedish language: försvarsministeriet

Puolustusministerio logo
Ministry overview
Headquarters Eteläinen Makasiinikatu 8, Helsinki
Annual budget €2.872 billion (2018)
Minister responsible Jussi Niinistö, Minister of Defence
Ministry executive Jukka Juusti, Permanent Secretary

The Ministry of Defence (Finnish language: puolustusministeriö , Swedish language: 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.[1] The ministry is headed by the Minister of Defence.

The Ministry of Defence's budget for 2018 is €2,871,971,000.[2] 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.[3]


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