Stem cell pioneer and open source software engineer are 2012 Millennium Technology Prize laureates
Technology Academy Finland has declared Linus Torvalds and Dr Shinya Yamanaka, laureates of the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize, an award for technological innovation. The laureates will be celebrated at a ceremony in Helsinki, Finland, on Wednesday 13 June, when the winner of the Grand Prize will be announced. The prize pool exceeds EUR 1 Million.
President Niinistö to official visit to Estonia
President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö and his spouse will be travelling to Estonia on an official visit on Wednesday 25 April. President Niinistö will be having bilateral discussions with the President of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, at the Presidential Palace in Kadriorg. He will also be meeting Ene Ergma, Speaker of the Estonian Parliament, and Prime Minister Andrus Ansip.
Diplomatic mission cooperation discussed in Foreign Ministers meeting between Finland and Estonia
Aspirations to increase cooperation in Finland's and Estonia's diplomatic mission network were brought up when the Foreign Ministers of the two countries met in Helsinki on 30 March. Foreign Minister Tuomioja and Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet agreed on placing a Finnish diplomat in the Estonian Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia.
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