defence policy, defence systems, national defence, reports (statements)
The Government Defence Report to Parliament provides the defence policy guidelines for maintaining and developing Finland's defence capability. The Report and its implementation ensure that Finland's defence capability meets the requirements of the operating environment.
The Government Report of Foreign and Security Policy (Publications of the Finnish Government 2020:32) has examined Finland's security policy environment and presented the goals and priorities of Finnish foreign and security policy. The focus of the analysis in the Defence Report is on defence policy and on military defence. The Defence Report was prepared in a cross-governmental cooperation, and the Parliamentary Monitoring Group was regularly consulted. The Defence Report guidelines cover a time period until the end of this decade.
The Defence Report and its implementation will ensure Finland's defence capability in an operating environment that is tense and unpredictable. The implementation will create the prerequisites for developing and maintaining a defence system that encompasses the entire country and all domains; it will outline the personnel requirements and economic resources required for maintaining readiness, for training of conscripts and reservists, and for developing new capabilities; and it will steer the development of international defence cooperation and national legislation.