Finland is located to the north-east of the Baltic Sea. The objectives of Finnish health policy are to reduce premature deaths, to extend people s active and healthy life, to ensure the best possible quality of life for all and to reduce differences in health.
In practice there are three different health care systems in Finland which receive public funding: municipal health care, private health care and occupational health care.
Source:Health Systems in Transition (HiT) Finland.
Geographical size: 338.434,7 km2
Population: 5.451.270 (2014)
Population as % of total EU population: 1,1 % (2014)
GDP: â‚¬ 193.443 billion (2013)
Official EU language(s): Finnish, Swedish
Political system: Parliamentary Republic
EU member country since: 1 January 1995
Seats in the European Parliament: 13
Currency: Eurozone member since 1 January 1999
Schengen area member? Yes, Schengen Area member since 25 March 2001
Presidency of the Council: Finland has held the revolving presidency of the Council of the EU twice, in 1999 and 2006. The next time will be in 2020