Team Finland Business Breakfast with Timo Riihimäki, CEO of RailBaltica
Timo Riihimäki, the CEO of RailBaltica opened our Team Finland Business Breakfast on the 24th of April. Mr. Riihimäki talked us through the RailBaltica project: its goals, its current phase and the views for the future. RailBaltica is a major rail transport infrastructure project, which aims to fully integrate the Baltic States into the railway system of Continental Europe as well as the trans-European transport network (TEN-T). The RailBaltica project is a major investment for the Baltic States and the EU, but it also brings great benefits and creates welfare.
It is here again! Apply to the thisisFINLAND Foreign Correspondents’ Programme – Alumni Edition 2019!
If you have participated in the Foreign Correspondents’ Programme or Young Journalists, as it was first called in the 90’s, now you might have a chance for another Finland-packed experience. Foreign Correspondents’ Programme – Alumni Edition 2019 starts on June 10th and ends on June 16th, 2019. Check out if you’re eligible and apply now!
At Finland’s high schools, wild winter party precedes study break
Finnish tradition dictates that in mid-February, students in their last year of high school start their study break with a great big party. Meanwhile, the students below them celebrate their new status as the eldest kids in the building by dancing.
Acceptance procedure for public documents is simplified in EU countries
The EU Regulation on simplifying the requirements for presenting public documents will become applicable on 16 February 2019. The Regulation aims to reduce formalities and costs related to the acceptance of documents such as marriage and birth certificates.
Ambassador’s New Year’s Greetings
Dear partners, friends and customers of the Embassy of Finland in Latvia and in Finland! I wish you Happy New Year 2019! I have worked now for a few months as the Finnish Ambassador to Latvia and I can say with great satisfaction that the bilateral relations between Finland and Latvia are close and free of problems.
Postal voting 2019: order voting documents
A possibility to vote by post will be introduced in the parliamentary elections of spring 2019. This means that eligible voters who reside abroad permanently (expatriate Finns) and eligible voters who reside in Finland but are abroad at the time of the elections may vote by post. Advance voting will be arranged at Finnish diplomatic and consular missions abroad in the same manner as before.
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