FCP for alumni starts on 10 June
ThisisFINLAND’s first Foreign Correspondents Programme (FCP) for alumni will bring to Finland ten journalists and media professionals who have participated in the programme in earlier years. The alumni programme will take place from 10 to 15 June. We aim to offer the participants an updated picture of Finland.
General Security of Information Agreement between Finland and Belgium signed
The President of the National Security Authority of Belgium Claudia De Maesschalck and the Director of the Finnish Security Authority NSA Tarja Laitiainen signed today in Helsinki the Agreement on Mutual Protection of Classified Information (GSA) between the Republic of Finland and the Kingdom of Belgium.
New heads of mission to Brussels, Kathmandu and Singapore and a side-accreditation to Jordan were decided upon by the President of the Republic
At the presidential session on Friday 10 April, the President of the Republic decided to appoint new heads of mission to Brussels, Kathmandu and Singapore and a side-accreditation to Jordan.
Changes in Finland’s network of diplomatic missions
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs is making changes to Finland’s network of diplomatic missions as part of the central government’s savings. The changes arise from decisions to cut the Ministry’s appropriations for operating expenses. The embassies of Finland in Luxembourg, Bratislava (Slovakia) and Ljubljana (Slovenia) will be closed by the end of 2015.
Foreign Minister Tuomioja to Brussels, Kyiv and Warsaw
This week, Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja will participate in the NATO/ISAF meeting in Brussels, Belgium, on 4 December and the OSCE Ministerial Council in Kyiv, Ukraine, on 5–6 December. On 6 December, the Minister will meet Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland Radosław Sikorski in Warsaw and attend the Independence Day receptions held by Finnish Embassies in both Kiev and Warsaw.
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