High-level candidates in pursuit of the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize
Almost 40 candidates have been nominated for the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize. “The level of technological achievement in the nominations received is high, with innovations from a broader range of technology sectors than in previous years,” says Ainomaija Haarla, President and CEO of Technology Academy Finland. ”Robust knowledge of both basic science and technological applications was very apparent.”
Flow Festival still flying high
Flow Festival, an annual music frenzy held in Helsinki each August, has grown exponentially in the seven years since it was inaugurated. thisisFINLAND's videographer captures the atmosphere of experimental music, urban spaces, visual arts, design, decoration and human warmth.
Coverage of the diplomatic missions network to be handled among the Nordic and Baltic countries
The NB8 Foreign Ministers’ meeting was hosted by Minister Tuomioja on 29–30 August. The ministers discussed increasing the placement of their diplomats throughout the world so that they could work together in one another’s diplomatic missions. The coverage of the diplomatic missions network could thus be arranged in cooperation between the Nordic and Baltic countries. This would also bring added benefits, such as better coverage, flexibility and cost-effectiveness.
Reinforced diplomatic cooperation between the Nordic and Baltic countries
The Nordic and Baltic countries have today signed a memorandum of understanding on the locating of diplomats at each other’s missions abroad. The memorandum will make it easier for the Nordic and Baltic countries to maintain a diplomatic presence around the world by enabling flexible and cost-effective solutions.
Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade Alexander Stubb to attend Estonia’s Annual Meeting of Heads of Missions
Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade Alexander Stubb will be a guest speaker on Monday, 22 August at the Annual Meeting of Heads of Missions organised by the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This is the first time a guest speaker from abroad has been invited to Estonia’s Annual Meeting of Heads of Missions. In his speech Minister Stubb will take up changes in the global economy and the international situation and the measures these require.
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