Europe Information office in Finland: Brexit tips: advice for UK citizens living in Finland
Finland and the EU are aiming to ratify an agreement in Brexit negotiations that would ensure an orderly withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. If the negotiated agreement does not enter into force, the withdrawal will be without an agreement. A no-deal Brexit is possible and it is good to prepare for it in advance. This would mean that the EU Treaties and EU legislation will cease to apply to the United Kingdom.
Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto to London
Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto will visit London on 10 September and have a meeting with Britain’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab. Haavisto will also meet Tom Tugendhat, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Commons.
Team Finland Day at the Head of Missions annual meeting in Helsinki
The Finnish Embassies in the UK and Ireland, in collaboration with Business Finland, joined forces for this year’s Team Finland Day in form of a Brexit Roundtable that attracted approximately 20 companies interested in hearing about this topical issue. Team Finland day was held on 22th August.
From start to Finnish at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019
Every August the annual Festival Fringe and Edinburgh International Festival turn the capital of Scotland into a world of arts and culture for three weeks. This autumn, as previous years, the Finnish-British collaboration From Start to Finnish brings five productions to the Festival Fringe. We've listed some below.
Finland to participate in the work of a group defending media freedom
Johanna Sumuvuori, State Secretary of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, is leading the Finnish delegation to a high-level conference for media freedom held in London on 10–11 July. The conference was convened by Jeremy Hunt, the UK Foreign Secretary.
Introducing Stephen Bolton, Honorary Consul of Finland in Nottingham
Eight up in our article series introducing the Honorary Consuls of Finland in the United Kingdom is Stephen Bolton. Mr Bolton was appointed as Honorary Consul of Finland for Nottingham in April 2001 in recognition of his close connections and trade links with Finland.
FCP for alumni starts on 10 June
ThisisFINLAND’s first Foreign Correspondents Programme (FCP) for alumni will bring to Finland ten journalists and media professionals who have participated in the programme in earlier years. The alumni programme will take place from 10 to 15 June. We aim to offer the participants an updated picture of Finland.
Finland wants to encourage equality and give the world a word – their all -inclusive personal pronoun, hän
Like many languages, Finnish is full of loanwords – words that were, at some point, borrowed from other languages and incorporated into Finnish. Finland would now like to give the rest of the world a word, to encourage international discussion about equality and inclusivity, and to support everyone who is working to promote them. The word is: hän.
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