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Wed, 02 Nov, 2016 03:03:14 AM
FTimes-STT Report, Nov 2
 
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The earning of Transport and Communications Minister Anne Berner was the highest among the cabinet ministers in 2015.
 
With her entrepreneurial background, Berner’s taxable earned income and capital income amounted to a total of 614,000 euros last year. 
 
Berner had revenues of 205,000 in earned income and 410,000 euros in capital income. Berner is one of the owners of Vallila Interior. Her revenues increased by nearly 50,000 euros last year.
 
The second highest-earning minister last year was Prime Minister Juha Sipilä. Sipilä’s taxable income last year amounted to 394,000 euros. 
 
The majority of Sipilä’s income, 247,000 euros, was capital income. His salary was 147,000 euros.
 
Sipilä’s income more than doubled from the previous year. Growth was high in both earned and capital income. His earned income growth is explained by the fact that Sipilä was promoted from MP to prime minister last year. Sipilä announced last year his ownership of, among other things, forest and substantial financial assets.
 
The taxable earned income of chairman of Perussuomalaiset (Finns Party) and Minister of Foreign Affairs Timo Soini totalled 172,000 euros. 
 
The highest earner in the Kansallinen Kokoomus (National Coalition Party) was Minister of Education and Culture Sanni Grahn-Laasonen, whose annual earnings were 149,000. Minister of Finance Petteri Orpo (Kokoomus) earned 148,000 euros.
 
Local Government and Public Reforms Minister Anu Vehviläinen’s earnings were 147,000 euros. Other ministers earned between 129,000 and 135,000 euros. The new Minister of Social Affairs and Health Pirkko Mattila earned 81,000 euros.
 
The highest-earning opposition leader last year was Suomen ruotsalainen kansanpuolue (Swedish People’s Party of Finland) chair Anna-Maja Henriksson with 117,000 euros. The second-highest earner was Suomen Sosialidemokraattinen Puolue (Social Democratic Party of Finland–SDP) chairman Antti Rinne, whose revenue totalled approximately 114,000 euros.
 
Vihreä liitto (Green League) chairman Ville Niinistö earned 73,000 euros. The chair of Vasemmistoliitto (Left Alliance), Li Andersson earned 68,000 euros, and Sari Essayah, the chair of Suomen Kristillisdemokraatit (Christian Democrats of Finland) earned 67,000 euros.
 
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