Estonian Foreign Minister thanked Finland for helping Estonian citizens in Egypt
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet of Estonia thanked Finland for cooperation and assistance with repatriating Estonian travellers from Egypt during the crisis that has erupted there. Foreign Minister Paet made a working visit to Finland on 11 February at the invitation of Foreign Minister Stubb. Aside from Egypt, at their working lunch the ministers discussed the EU External Action Service and bilateral relations, among other topics.
Time to follow-up Baltic Sea Commitments
It is time to report on how the commitments made at the Baltic Sea Action Summit, held in February 2010 in Helsinki, have progressed so far. The Summit was a tip of an iceberg in the work for the Baltic Sea. The Baltic Sea Action Group (BSAG) continues the process.
Big bang of the arts sets Turku ablaze
For all of 2011, Turku enjoys the status of European Capital of Culture, ushering in a schedule of hundreds of unique events that engage audiences and encourage interaction. In Finnish the theme for the year is Turku palaa, which can mean either "Turku is burning" or "Turku returns."
The search for the winner of the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize has begun
Technology Academy Finland is now requesting nominees for the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize. Awarded every second year, the Prize is given to a technological innovation which significantly improves the quality of human life and supports sustainable development. Nominations will be accepted until 31 July 2011.
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