Updated Visa Code to apply from 2 February 2020
The EU is revising its Visa Code in order to facilitate visa procedures for travellers and to respond more effectively to the challenges posed by illegal migration. Finland will start applying the new Visa Code on 2 February 2020 together with other Schengen countries.
New Ambassadors appointed
The Government decided on 8 August to propose that the President of the Republic appoint Counsellor of Foreign Affairs Seija Toro to the post of Head of the Embassy of Finland in Maputo, Mozambique, as of 1 November 2013. Ms Toro will be moving to Maputo from Cuba, where she has been working as UNICEF Country Director since October 2012.