Sustainable Europe – Sustainable Future: Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union begins
Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union begins today, on 1 July 2019. As a commitment to the environment, and to strengthen the EU’s position as a global leader in climate action, Finland’s EU Presidency Programme and Priorities focus on sustainability.
Mikis Theodorakis begins the series of Anniversary articles
This year is the 100th Anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Finland and Greece. To celebrate the Anniversary we introduce some people who have been important for the Finnish-Greek relations. Naturally, the first person is maestro Mikis Theodorakis, Greek musician, who is loved and respected in Finland.
Acceptance procedure for public documents is simplified in EU countries
The EU Regulation on simplifying the requirements for presenting public documents will become applicable on 16 February 2019. The Regulation aims to reduce formalities and costs related to the acceptance of documents such as marriage and birth certificates.
Postal voting 2019: order voting documents
A possibility to vote by post will be introduced in the parliamentary elections of spring 2019. This means that eligible voters who reside abroad permanently (expatriate Finns) and eligible voters who reside in Finland but are abroad at the time of the elections may vote by post. Advance voting will be arranged at Finnish diplomatic and consular missions abroad in the same manner as before.
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