Changes in the administrative branch of the Ministry of the Interior at the turn of the year

22.12.2021 13.49
Amendments to legislation and decrees will enter into force at the beginning of 2022, of which the most important ones are explained in this release.

Reform of Lotteries Act aims to combat negative impacts of gambling more effectively

22.12.2021 11.47
The Lotteries Act that regulates gambling will be amended. The focus of the reform is on preventing harm caused by gambling, combating marketing that violates the Lotteries Act, and directing the demand for gambling towards activities that are covered by the Lotteries Act. The President of the Republic approved the bill on 22 December 2021. The amendments will enter into force on 1 January 2022.

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Legislative project launched to bring police cooperation agreement between Finland and Sweden into force

20.12.2021 10.28
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The Ministry of the Interior has today set up a legislative project to prepare a government proposal for adopting and bringing into force the agreement on police cooperation in the border area between Finland and Sweden.

Changes in police service fees: passport price falls, prices of other licences and permits remain the same or rise

16.12.2021 14.01
Police licence and permit fees are due to change in 2022. The price of a passport will fall, while most prices of other licences and permits will rise. The prices of identity cards will remain unchanged. The changes reflect the cost-correlation of licences and permits. The fees charged for licences and permits must correspond by law to the costs incurred in issuing these documents.

Voluntary carbon offsetting becomes easier with the amendment to the Money Collection Act

18.11.2021 13.57
The Money Collection Act will be amended so that voluntary carbon offsetting services can be provided without a money collection licence in future. These services will be excluded from the scope of the Money Collection Act. The Government submitted the bill amending the Act for approval on Thursday 18 November. The President of the Republic is to approve the bill on 19 November. The Act will enter into force on 22 November 2021.

Close to EUR 100 million increase proposed for the Ministry of the Interior’s administrative branch

4.11.2021 13.38
In the fourth supplementary budget for 2021, a net increase of EUR 99.7 million is proposed for the administrative branch of the Ministry of the Interior. This includes EUR 65 million for the procurement of new offshore patrol vessels for the Border Guard, EUR 30 million for safeguarding the operations of the police and EUR 10.38 million for the administrative branch’s expenditure arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and internal border controls.