Try Woolen Socks this Winter: An Interview with Finnish-Australian author Selma Kaasinen
Selma Kaasinen is Australian-Finn residing in Canberra who has published her very first book, Woolen Socks, a collection of short stories written in Finnish. The book relates to her childhood surroundings of Outokumpu a small town in Eastern Finland. Each story delves into the twists and turns of the human mind.
Finland's Presidency Will Put Sustainability First
Starting today, Finland will hold the six-month rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union from 1 July 2019. Finland has decided to rethink Presidency traditions and practices in line with the principles of sustainable development. The approach is driven by the need to respond to climate change.
Finland's achievements in post-school education discussed as blueprint for Australia
Earlier this week the Embassy in Finland in Australia was delighted to host the Nordic Policy Centre’s roundtable discussion on building an equitable vocational pathway in Australia. In addition to representatives from each of the Nordic embassies in Canberra, the event was attended by Australian business, TAFE and labour union leaders.
Decoration of the Orders of the White Rose of Finland awarded in Melbourne
This week in Melbourne our Ambassador had the honour of awarding the decoration of the Orders of the White Rose of Finland to Mrs Aira Anna Pauliina Laitala on behalf of the President of the Republic of Finland, Mr Sauli Niinistö.
Embassy of Finland in Australia recognised for sustainability
The Embassy of Finland in Australia has been highly commended for its energy and water saving initiatives at this year's Actsmart Business Sustainability Awards 2019 which recognises organisations making an outstanding contribution to sustainability across Canberra and the broader ACT.
Coffee, machines and an array of parties go into Finland’s parliamentary election
On April 14, 2019, Finland holds its parliamentary election, with about a dozen parties that have a realistic chance of winning seats. Coffee and interactive online resources (often referred to as “election machines”) may play a part.
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