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.
Foreign Minister Stubb to attend the Annual Meeting of Belgian Ambassadors
Foreign Minister Alexander Stubb will visit Brussels on 26 January. The Foreign Minister will give a speech at the Annual Meeting of Belgian Ambassadors. He will also have bilateral talks with the Belgian Minister of Foreign Affairs Steven Vanacker.