Message from the President of the Republic of Finland to Finnish expatriate communities on 6 December 2015
On the sixth of December, each and every Finn can feel proud and privileged to celebrate our independence. Recent news from around the world has proven that peace, freedom and economic stability are not self-evident for everyone.
Celebrating the 150th Anniversary
Sibelius is recognized as one of the most remarkable symphonists of the 20th century and a reformer of the symphonic form and genre. Megaron - The Athens Concert Hall in collaboration with the Embassy of Finland celebrates the 150th Anniversary of Sibelius´ birth with a concert and a lecture on 3rd December.
Finland is the first country in the world to launch its own emojis
Finland is the first country in the world to publish its own set of country themed emojis. The Finland emojis illustrate Finnish emotions and are part of the Christmas calendar published by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs on thisisFINLAND, the country brand website.
Finland´s country image site thisisFINLAND is renewed
Finland’s country image site ThisisFINLAND has been totally renewed. The new site has an up-to-date look and simpler user experience. The focus for the renewal has been “mobile first”, to ensure that the site works seamlessly across all mobile devices. The site supports seven different languages: the master language is English and on top of it finland.fi is published in Russian, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese.
Applying for asylum in Finland
In Finland The Finnish Immigration Service is the agency that processes and decides on matters related to immigration, residence, refugee issues, and Finnish nationality. You may not apply for asylum to a Finnish diplomatic mission abroad or by contacting Finland by regular mail or email from abroad.
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