With structural reforms and rationalising measures in the pipeline, the Government must lead by example and enhance the efficiency of its operations, stresses Juha Sipilä, the chairperson of the Centre. “We could get by with two-thirds of the current number of ministers,” he estimates in an interview with Helsingin Sanomat. The Finnish Government currently comprises 19 ministers and 12 ministries.
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Sipilä would streamline Government
“There's no need to merge any ministries, but the number of ministers, as well as political aides, could be reduced considerably. It sounds like there's currently some confusion about the distribution of duties between political aides and officials.