President Niinistö in his New Year’s Speech: Finland’s foreign policy safeguards the liberty, security and wellbeing of all Finns
President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö opened his traditional New Year’s Speech by noting that the past year has left us with three major issues: security, economy and the environment. We have discovered that Europe is not the haven of peace that we imagined it to be: "The Ukrainian conflict and Russia’s actions in it proved otherwise. The Ukrainian catastrophy, which has claimed thousands of lives to date, has taken us back in time - to the questions of war and peace."
Ten years since the tsunami – crisis preparedness now better at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs
The tsunami that hit South-East Asia ten years ago is one of the greatest natural disasters in recorded history. The catastrophe exceeded the preparedness of the authorities in each of the affected countries and had a revolutionary impact on the Foreign Ministry’s operational capabilities.
Message from the President of the Republic of Finland to Finnish expatriate communities on 6 December 2014
On the 6th of December each year, we Finns have the privilege of celebrating our country’s independence. This also gives us the opportunity to pause and consider what independence and Finland mean to us. The 6th of December is also dedicated to those who defended and cherished our independence. The priceless results of their work can be seen in the everyday lives of each and every one of us.
Foreign Ministry magazines received recognition
Finland’s largest network of media professionals, ProCom granted the Best Magazine award in the category Customer, Personnel and Stakeholder Magazines to Kehitys-Utveckling, published by the Minister for Foreign Affairs. Kauppapolitiikka magazine in turn took the prize for the best-functioning cover concept.
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