Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet to visit Finland
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia Urmas Paet will visit Finland on Friday 30 March at the invitation of Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja. He will also meet President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö and Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade Alexander Stubb.
Presidential Inauguration on 1 March 2012
Sauli Väinämö Niinistö, the 12th President of the Republic of Finland, was inaugurated on Thursday 1 March 2012. At a plenary session of Parliament, President Niinistö made the solemn declaration specified in section 56 of the Constitution of Finland, affirming that in the execution of his office as President he will sincerely and faithfully observe the Constitution and laws of the Republic and to the best of his ability promote the success of the Finnish people.
Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade Alexander Stubb to Estonia
Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade Alexander Stubb will deliver an address at a seminar on the economic relationship between Estonia and Finland in Tallinn on 2 March. Minister Stubb’s speech is titled “Finland, Estonia, Europe and the World Economy – Overcoming the Crisis”.
Sauli Niinistö is Finland's 12th president
Finnish voters have elected Sauli Niinistö from the moderate conservative National Coalition Party as the nation's 12th president in a decisive second round on Sunday. The 63-year-old former finance minister defeated the Green’s Pekka Haavisto by 62.6 per cent to 37.4 per cent.
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