Foreign Ministry's press releases
Foreign Minister Soini to Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg
The EU Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) will meet in Luxembourg on 16 April. Finland's representative at the meeting will be Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini. The topics on the agenda will be Russia, Iran, Syria, Western Balkans, and the future of external financing instruments.
A decision adopted by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on a case involving domestic violence and the custody of a child
On 5 March 2018, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women adopted a decision on a case involving domestic violence and the custody of a child. The decision stated that the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women was violated.
100 years of Finland's country branding through the film industry
As a part of the centenary celebrations, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs together with the National Audiovisual Institute (KAVI) will organise a country branding seminar: 100 years of Finland's country branding through the film industry.
Finnish missions' annual survey of Finland in the World Media: The centenary celebrations of Finland's independence attracted much attention in world media in 2017
Thanks to the 100th anniversary of independent Finland, news about Finland hit headlines and the country featured in articles in world media more widely than usual. The results of the annual ‘Finland in the World Media’ survey, based on the missions' review of their host country media reveal that other topics that interested foreign readerships were, as before, the education system, the basic income experiment, and Finnish design.
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