Governance in Finland

#1 in Governance (The Legatum Prosperity Index 2016)

#2 in Corruption (Transparency International 2015)

1# trust in police and #2 in trust in legal and political system (Average rating of trust 2013, Eurostat)

Corruption is rare in Finland and citizens place great trust in public institutions such as the police, court, defence forces and border patrol (Police barometer 2016). One reason for this is the civil and criminal liability of these authorities. In fact, there are many ways that a citizen can complain about administrative decisions or public authorities themselves. These systems allow citizens to trust their administration and hold public figures accountable for their actions.

Learn more about how the Finnish society and governance work and what methods have helped Finland become the least fragile state in the world. You will have an opportunity to learn how Finns have built their municipal government and its institutions. You will also find out how the political system in Finland enforced the two parties of the civil war to work together at municipal level.

Learn more from the development of Finnish local governance and municipality by visiting us.

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