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.
Inge-Maj Lassfolk-Tsontos – a Long Way from the Streets of Helsinki to the Honorary Consulate of Chania
Ms. Inge-Maj Lassfolk-Tsontos has worked for more than ten years as the Honorary Consul of Finland in Chania, Crete. The position is rather an honorary one than a day job. Nevertheless, she has had her hands full, since Chania is quite a popular tourist destination among Finns.
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