Updated Visa Code to apply from 2 February 2020
The EU is revising its Visa Code in order to facilitate visa procedures for travellers and to respond more effectively to the challenges posed by illegal migration. Finland will start applying the new Visa Code on 2 February 2020 together with other Schengen countries.
Finland’s diplomatic missions highlight climate issues in host countries
One of the key objectives of Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU has been to turn the European Union into a global climate leader. The 90 diplomatic and consular missions of Finland abroad have now risen to the challenge. The missions have addressed climate change in diverse ways, ranging from ways to exercise political influence to environmentally friendly choices in everyday life.
Stop waste, go circular economy – Experiences from Finland
The Government of Finland focuses on circular economy - an important toolbox in achieving carbon-neutrality by 2035. From creating world’s first circular economy roadmap in 2016, Finland has taken a lead in circular thinking. In this spirit, the Embassy hosted a circular economy seminar to highlight Finland’s experiences and the potential in Indonesia. The seminar also inaugurated the Embassy’s circular economy video series.
Finland expresses its gratitude for contributions to equality with special recognition – Rumah Kita Bersama Foundation from Indonesia among the recipients
Finland places great significance on promoting equality in the world, and wishes to thank those who are working towards this common goal. To express its gratitude, Finland will be presenting special recognition to individuals and groups around the globe who are committed to advancing inclusivity in society. The names of the first recipients from 16 countries were released today, with one of the honours going to Indonesian Rumah Kita Bersama Foundation.
Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Anne-Mari Virolainen visited Indonesia
Minister for Foreign Trade and Development of Finland Anne-Mari Virolainen made an export promotion visit to Jakarta, Indonesia on 8-10 October 2018. She returned the visit to Finland by the Indonesian Minister of Energy Ignasius Jonan in May 2018. She was joined by a Business Finland Delegation, including energy, bioeconomy, mining, and environmental technology companies. The visit promoted the exports of Finnish companies, deepened existing cooperation and opened doors for new partnerships.
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