Finland: Vesa Vuorenkoski appointed State Secretary to Minister Tuppurainen

NordenBladet — On Thursday 6 May, the Government appointed Vesa Vuorenkoski, Master of Laws and Social Sciences, as State Secretary to Minister for European Affairs and Ownership Steering Tytti Tuppurainen. The State Secretary’s term ends with that of the Minister.

State Secretary Vuorenkoski took his oath of office at the same Government plenary session.Before the Prime Minister’s Office, Vuorenkoski served as Head of Political Affairs at Akava, the Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland. He has also served as Chief Legal Adviser, Senior Legal Adviser and Senior Adviser for Industrial Policies at Akava. Prior to these positions, he worked as Director of Fountain Park, and he also has experience as an entrepreneur. Earlier, Vuorenkoski served as a Special Adviser at the Ministry of Education and as an Assistant to a Member of Parliament.

State Secretaries assist ministers in matters related to political steering and preparatory work. They also assist and represent the ministers in the drafting of policy outlines and in interministerial coordination, harmonising of policy positions, implementation of the Government Programme in the minister’s administrative branch, and handling of EU and international affairs.


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