2015 in Finland

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The following lists events that will happen during 2015 in Finland .

2015 (MMXV) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2015th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 15th year of the 3rd millennium, the 15th year of the 21st century, and the 6th year of the 2010s decade.

Finland Republic in Northern Europe

Finland, officially the Republic of Finland is a country in Northern Europe bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Norway to the north, Sweden to the northwest, and Russia to the east. Finland is a Nordic country and is situated in the geographical region of Fennoscandia. The capital and largest city is Helsinki. Other major cities are Espoo, Vantaa, Tampere, Oulu and Turku.

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Incumbents

President of Finland Finlands head of state

The President of the Republic of Finland is the head of state of Finland. Under the Constitution of Finland, executive power is vested in the President and the Finnish Government, with the former possessing only residual powers. The President is directly elected by universal suffrage for a term of six years. Since 1991, no President may be elected for more than two consecutive terms. The President must be a Finnish citizen by birth. The Presidential office was established in the Constitution Act of 1919. Since March 1, 2012, the President of Finland has been Sauli Niinistö. In May 2017, Niinistö announced that he would seek re-election in the 2018 presidential election, running as an independent candidate. NCP and the Christian Democrat Party supported his candidacy. He won re-election in the first round on 28 January 2018 with 62.7% of the vote and his second term began on 1 February 2018.

Sauli Niinistö 12th president of Finland

Sauli Väinämö Niinistö is a Finnish politician and the 12th President of Finland, in office since 2012.

Prime Minister of Finland position

The Prime Minister of Finland is the head of the Finnish Government. The prime minister is Finland's head of government and is formally appointed by the President. Finland's first prime minister was Pehr Evind Svinhufvud, who was appointed to the post on 27 November 1917.

Events

Juha Sipilä Finnish businessman and politician (b. 1961)

Juha Petri Sipilä is the current Prime Minister of Finland. A relative newcomer to politics, he has a successful background in business. He has been the leader of the Centre Party since 9 June 2012. After leading the Centre party to victory in the 2015 general election, Sipilä formed a centre-right coalition and was appointed Prime Minister by the Finnish Parliament on 29 May 2015.

Deaths

Jouko Sihveri Törmänen was a Finnish ski jumper.

Ski jumping at the 1980 Winter Olympics consisted of two events held from 17 February to 23 February, taking place at Lake Placid Olympic Ski Jumping Complex.

Rauni-Leena Luukanen-Kilde Finnish ufologist, parapsychologist and author

Rauni-Leena Tellervo Luukanen-Kilde née Valve was a Finnish physician who wrote and lectured on parapsychology, ufology and mind control.

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Centre Party (Finland) registered political party in Finland

The Centre Party of Finland is a centrist, liberal, and agrarian political party in Finland.

Simo Salminen Finnish comedian and actor

Simo Veli Atte Salminen was a Finnish comic-actor best known for his many performances in movies and television shows by Spede Pasanen, usually playing his sidekick in some fashion.

Mikkelin Jukurit ice hockey club in Mikkeli, Finland

Mikkelin Jukurit is an ice hockey team in the SM-liiga. They play in Mikkeli, Finland, at the Kalevankankaan jäähalli. The team has won 7 Mestis championships.

The Eino Leino Prize is an annual prize award to top writers in Finland since 1956, with particular emphasis on poets.

Juha Sihvola Finnish historian and philosopher

Juha Sihvola was a Finnish philosopher and historian. He was a University professor of general history from 2000, and part of The Academy of Finland's Centre of Excellence program upon Philosophical Psychology, Morality and Politics, serving as the Deputy Director of the Centre of Excellence from 2008. In the years 2004–2009, he was the Director of Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies.

Juha Rehula Finnish politician

Juha Tapani Rehula is a Finnish politician and the incumbent Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services since 29 May 2015. He is the vice chairman of the Finnish Centre Party (Keskusta). Rehula worked as the Minister of Social Affairs and Health in Finland between 24 May 2010 and 21 June 2011. He has been a member of the Finnish Parliament since 19 November 1996.

2015 Finnish parliamentary election Finnish parliamentaly election held in 2015

The 2015 Finnish parliamentary election was held on 19 April 2015, with advance voting from 8 to 14 April. The 200 members of eduskunta were elected with the proportional D'Hondt method.

Stubb Cabinet 73rd cabinet of Finland

The Stubb Cabinet was the 73rd Government of Finland, which stepped into office on 24 June 2014. It succeeded Jyrki Katainen's cabinet. The cabinet's prime minister was Alexander Stubb.

Petteri Orpo Finnish politician

Antti Petteri Orpo is a Finnish politician, chair of the National Coalition Party and the incumbent Minister of Finance. Previously he served as the Minister for Agriculture and Forestry 2014–2015 and Minister of Interior 2015–2016.

Sipilä Cabinet 74th cabinet of Finland

The cabinet of Juha Sipilä is the 74th and incumbent government of Finland. It was formed following the parliamentary election of 2015 and formally appointed by President Sauli Niinistö on 29 May 2015. Since June 2017, the cabinet has consisted of a coalition formed by the Centre Party, Blue Reform and the National Coalition Party. The cabinet's Prime Minister is Juha Sipilä.

2019 Finnish parliamentary election

The 2019 Finnish parliamentary election is scheduled to be held on 14 April 2019.

Laulu yhteisestä leivästä is a 1984 album by Finnish gospel musician Jaakko Löytty. The album was commissioned by the Finnish Missionary Society for its 125th anniversary, which was celebrated in Helsinki in June 1984. The album is dedicated to the life work of Leonard Auala, first bishop of the ELCIN church in Namibia.

2017 Finns Party leadership election

The 2017 Finns Party leadership election was held in Jyväskylä, Finland, on June 10, 2017, to elect the new chair of the Finns Party. All members of the party who had paid their subscription were allowed to vote in the election.

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