Press releases of Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
Ulkoministeri Stubb ilmaisi huolensa Tukholman pommiräjähdyksistä
Ruotsin pääkaupungin keskustassa tapahtui lauantai-iltana 11. joulukuuta kaksi pommiräjähdystä, joita maan viranomaiset tutkivat terrori-iskuina. Suomen ulkoministeri Alexander Stubb ilmaisi huolensa räjähdyksistä. Hän muistutti, ettei vastaavaa ole Pohjoismaissa aiemmin tapahtunut.
Finland to host a mediation breakfast during the Foreign Affairs Council
The EU Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) will meet in Brussels on 21 January. Finland's representative at the meeting will be Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini. On the morning of the day of the meeting, Finland will host an unofficial ministerial mediation breakfast, which will be attended by EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and representatives of African youth.
Much demand for the Foreign Ministry's consular services – Finns are frequent travellers
Finns are travelling to all corners of the world. In 2018, over 241,000 Finns registered at matkustustilmoitus.fi, which means that they submitted their travel plans and contact details to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Those who had submitted their travel details received information and instructions from the Foreign Ministry in 92 crisis situations, most of which were related to natural disasters.
Getting prepared, travelling safely – Ministry for Foreign Affairs at the Nordic Travel Fair
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs will participate in the Nordic Travel Fair Matka 2019 at the Expo and Convention Centre, Messukeskus Helsinki, from 17 to 20 January 2019. At our stand 6s61, experts on travel safety and healthy travelling will provide you tips and advice on how to prepare for various situations when travelling abroad.
Minister Virolainen to attend Annual Meeting of World Bank Group in Indonesia
Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Anne-Mari Virolainen will participate in the Annual Meeting of the World Bank Group and the meeting of the joint Development Committee of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank in Bali, Indonesia on 11–13 October.
Independent assessment: development financier Finnfund’s work most impactful in agriculture and forestry sector
Development financier Finnfund has succeeded in investing more and more in the world’s poorest countries and most difficult sectors, while also maintaining its commercial viability. The most positive development impacts can be seen in the company’s investments in agriculture and forestry. This information comes from an independent assessment of the company’s activities.
Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Virolainen: Finland grants EUR 5.45 million to alleviate crises in Africa and increases funding for the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund
According to the recently published Global Humanitarian Overview, the estimated total need of humanitarian assistance in 2019 amounts to EUR 22 billion.
EU Foreign Ministers to discuss Ukraine
The EU Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) will meet in Brussels on 10 December. Finland's representative at the meeting will be Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini. Ukraine's Minister for Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin will attend an informal lunch during the meeting.