Finland and the State of Maine agree on cooperation in forest bioeconomy
Finland and the State of Maine on the North-East coast of the United States have signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding on fostering exchange of information and cooperation in developing bioeconomy that is based on forests and the use of wood. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed today, on 10 October 2019, by the Prime Minister of Finland Antti Rinne and the Governor of Maine Janet Mills.
Finland Continues to Take the Lead in Sustainability – Embassy in D.C. Awarded Platinum LEED Again!
The uniquely designed embassy building in Washington D.C. has been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, LEED® Platinum certification for the second time. In 2015, the Embassy of Finland was the first embassy in the U.S. to receive the prestigious Platinum level certificate from the United States Green Building Council.
Embassy of Finland presents new film series
To celebrate Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU we present a new Embassy Film Series. Come and join us for a movie night at the Embassy of Finland in Washington D.C. every second Tuesday of the month this fall 2019! We will update the film schedule monthly. Welcome!
“Many hellos and too many goodbyes”
“Many hellos and too many goodbyes” is a saying, which for Mr. Manu Virtamo, the retiring Consul General of Finland in New York, sums up the life of a diplomat to a tee. It is now his turn, to say goodbye to New York, and almost fifteen years of life in the United States when he prepares leaving for Finland to enjoy his well-earned retirement days. But before we say our goodbyes, we had a chance to discuss his career, life in the US and what is in store for Finland and the United States in the future.
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