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CEO Minna Karhunen

Who we are

This is the website of the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities, a powerful advocate for all Finnish municipalities and regions.

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Finnish municipalities and regions

In Finland, municipalities have broad responsibility for the provision of basic public services to their residents. Municipalities have strong self-government based on local democracy and decision-making and the right to levy taxes.

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Our international work

Our offices in Helsinki and Brussels oversee the interests of municipalities and regions in the European Union and in international cooperation.

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Our EU policy objectives

The Association's EU lobbying goal is to secure and improve local government functions in Finland by influencing EU policy-making and by capitalising on the opportunities for international cooperation offered by EU membership.

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