Foreign Ministry's press releases
100 years of Finland's country branding through the film industry
As a part of the centenary celebrations, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs together with the National Audiovisual Institute (KAVI) will organise a country branding seminar: 100 years of Finland's country branding through the film industry.
Finnish missions' annual survey of Finland in the World Media: The centenary celebrations of Finland's independence attracted much attention in world media in 2017
Thanks to the 100th anniversary of independent Finland, news about Finland hit headlines and the country featured in articles in world media more widely than usual. The results of the annual ‘Finland in the World Media’ survey, based on the missions' review of their host country media reveal that other topics that interested foreign readerships were, as before, the education system, the basic income experiment, and Finnish design.
Crisis management now – resolving conflicts and building peace together
The 100-year-old Ministry for Foreign Affairs with its partners are organising a Crisis management now seminar in Kalasatama, Helsinki, on 17 May 2018. The event will present Finnish actors' participation in the resolution of international crises and peacebuilding. The main theme of the seminar will be comprehensive cooperation between different actors in crisis areas in order to achieve sustainable peace.
Finland grants EUR 67 million in humanitarian assistance – biggest allocation to the crisis in Syria
In the first round of allocation of funding this year, Finland granted EUR 67 million to humanitarian aid organisations by decision of Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Anne-Mari Virolainen. The funding will be channelled via principal UN specialised agencies, the Red Cross Movement, and six Finnish civil society organisations.
Russia to expel one diplomat from Finnish Embassy in Moscow
Mikko Hautala, Ambassador of Finland to Russia, was notified of the matter by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation on 30 March in Moscow. Russia has announced corresponding measures also against many other countries that have expelled Russian diplomats.
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