Remember your change of address notification – make sure you can vote in the parliamentary elections in the spring 2011
Finnish citizens need to keep their address updated in the Population Register System to ensure that they are informed about their right to vote in the parliamentary elections of spring 2011. Finnish citizens who reside abroad are obligated to make a notification of change of address to a local register office in Finland. It is advisable to inform the address to the nearest Finnish diplomatic or consular mission too.
Professor Grätzel wins the 2010 Millennium Technology Grand Prize for dye-sensitized solar cells
The Winner of the 2010 Millennium Technology Prize is Professor Michael Grätzel from Switzerland for his third generation, low cost, dye-sensitized solar cells. President of the Republic of Finland Tarja Halonen handed the EUR 800,000 Grand Prize and the prize trophy “Peak” to Professor Grätzel today at the Grand Award Ceremony at the Finnish National Opera, Helsinki.
Government decides on policies for nuclear power and promotion of renewable energy production
In its cabinet evening session of 21 April 2010, the Finnish Government debated applications submitted for decisions-in-principle on the additional construction of nuclear power. The intention is to bring these applications before the Government for its consideration on 6 May 2010.
A group of 30 talented teenagers selected for the Millennium Youth Camp
The participants of the Millennium Youth Camp (MY Camp), to be organised in June in Helsinki, have been selected. From the initial 995 applications, one hundred 16 to 19 year olds were elected for the second round, and of these, 30 talented young people were finally selected for the camp.
The new population information act obligates Finns residing abroad to update their personal data
The new population information act obligates Finns residing abroad to update their personal data by notifying any changes thereto to the Population Information System, maintained by the Finnish local register offices.
National epic “The Kalevala” reaches the respectable age of 175
Finland’s national epic, the Kalevala, will be 175 years old this year. This major work compiled by Elias Lönnrot has had a strong influence on Finnish culture and national identity. Kalevala Day will be celebrated in Finland on the 28th of February.
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