Sámiid álbmotbeaivi - Sámi national day 6.2.
The Sámi are the only indigenous people of the European Union and they celebrate their national day on 2nd February.There are about 9 000 Sámi in Finland. More than 60 per cent of them now live outside the Sámi Homeland. The total Sámi population is estimated to be over 75,000, with the majority living in Norway.
The Public Service Info provides assistance for expatriate Finns
In some cases, it may be difficult to know which authorities to contact in Finland regarding a certain matter. The Public Service Info is a centralised advice service that provides assistance in finding the correct authority even for Finns residing or travelling abroad.
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.
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