Speech by former Ambassador Reinilä at the Reception of the 25th anniversary of the Diplomatic Relations with Eastern European and Central Asian countries
Speech by former Ambassador Laura Reinilä at the Reception of the 25th anniversary of the Diplomatic Relations with Eastern European and Central Asian countries, Helsinki 23 August 2017.
New Heads of Mission to Astana, Tunis and St Petersburg and side accreditation to Lesotho
At the presidential session on Friday 24 March, the President of the Republic appointed Counsellor for Foreign Affairs Mikko Kivikoski to serve as Head of Mission in Astana from 1 September 2017, Counsellor for Foreign Affairs Leena Gardemeister to serve as Head of Mission in Tunis from 1 September 2017, and Counsellor for Foreign Affairs Anne Lammila as Consul General in Finland’s Consulate General in St Petersburg from 1 May 2017.
Some 30 suspicions of misuse of development cooperation funds every year
In 2015, a total of 30 suspicions of misuse of development cooperation funds were reported to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs: five via an external whistle-blower system and 25 via internal channels. The Ministry takes all suspicions of misuse very seriously and alleged cases of misuse are always examined.
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