Exchange year in the United States
Petra Montonen from Orivesi, Finland, had never met the Peterson family from Lansing, Michigan. Yet she signed up to be an exchange student with Youth For Understanding USA (YFU), agreed to live with the Petersons and become their “exchange” daughter for an entire school year. Once strangers, Petra and James and Dani Peterson now consider each other family.
American and Russian Presidents to Meet at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki
The President of the United States Donald Trump, and the President of Russia Vladimir Putin are to meet at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki on Monday, 16 July 2018. The #HELSINKI2018 meeting will be hosted by the President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö.
Foreign Correspondents’ Programme – Peter Balonon-Rosen
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland has administrated thisisFINLAND Foreign Correspondents’ Programme (FCP) since 1990. The programme is targeted at young international journalists. The 2018 United States’ delegate to Finland is Peter Balonon-Rosen.
Centennial Story of Finland Part 1: The Path up to 1917
How did Finland develop from one of the poorest countries in Europe to the Happiest Nation (World Happiness Report 2018) in the world? How has the United States impacted Finland, and what kind of impressions has “brave little Finland” made on Americans? We examined these themes over 12 articles, one per decade, to get a better understanding of our common past. Join us as we explore Finland’s journey through the lens of Finnish-American relations.
Helsinki’s Long History of Hosting High-Level International Meetings
The meeting of President Donald J. Trump and President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on 16th of July 2018 will continue a long tradition of Finland offering her good services for international talks. Walk down the memory lane with us and have a look at some archive photos from other notable meetings and summits in Helsinki.
Statement by President Niinistö on the Meeting of the Presidents of the United States and Russia in Helsinki
President Niinistö: "The Presidents of Russia and the United States, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, have agreed to meet on Monday, 16 July, in Helsinki. Last week I received a joint preliminary inquiry from high-level officials of Russia and the United States, concerning the possibility to arrange such a meeting in Helsinki."
Small town of Lemi in Finland wins competition for the title of Capital of Metal
Lemi, a municipality with some 3000 inhabitants in rural Southeast Finland, came out as the winner in the month-long Capital of Metal competition for the world capital of heavy metal music. The Capital of Metal title is awarded to the city with the most metal bands per capita. After a tight contest with the Finnish city of Joensuu, Lemi finally won the title with a clear score.
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