The Finnish government and the cities are reacting to the situation with different measures to ease the situation for the entrepreneurs. The government is investing up to 15 billion € to support the companies. In addition, labor market organisations have agreed in collaboration with the government to make temporarily lay-offs more flexible and unemployment security stronger.
“We are taking determined steps to support companies in this exceptional situation caused by the coronavirus epidemic. By making additional financing available through Finnvera, Business Finland and ELY Centres, we are making companies better equipped to pull through,” says Mika Lintilä, Minister of Economic Affairs.
Helsinki Business Hub has published a page with information for businesses about the funding and counseling opportunities and links to different parties that are helping the entrepreneurs to cope in the current situation. The page is updated as new information is available.