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Finnish and Swedish Ministers for Foreign Affairs discuss foreign and security policy cooperation

NordenBladet —  Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini will meet Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström in Stockholm on 2 May. The Ministers will discuss ways to intensify the foreign and security policy cooperation between Finland and Sweden, the

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Crisis management now – resolving conflicts and building peace together (seminar in Kalasatama, Helsinki, on 17 May 2018)

NordenBladet — The 100-year-old Ministry for Foreign Affairs with its partners are organising a Crisis management now seminar in Kalasatama, Helsinki, on 17 May 2018. The event will present Finnish actors’ participation in the resolution of international crises and peacebuilding.

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Finland used EUR 935 million on official development assistance in 2017

NordenBladet —  Finland used EUR 935 million on official development assistance (ODA) in 2017. This represented 0.41 per cent of Finland’s gross national income. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) today published preliminary data on official development assistance

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Finland´s Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Anne-Mari Virolainen: EU and Mexico reach agreement on modernising their trade relationship

NordenBladet — On 21 April 2018, the European Union and Mexico reached a political agreement on modernising their existing Free Trade Agreement. “The future agreement is welcome, because it brings partly outdated trade rules up to date to correspond companies’

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Agreement about transfer of Foreign Ministry’s 24/7 services to the Emergency Response Centre Agency

NordenBladet — The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Emergency Response Centre Agency (ERCA) have agreed that the Foreign Ministry’s 24/7 services will be handled by ERCA in Kerava from August 2018 onwards. Initially, the agreement will be in force

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A hundred years of foreign policy – Foreign Ministry’s public event in Jyväskylä

NordenBladet — The Ministry for Foreign Affairs marks its 100th anniversary by presenting its activities in various public events in different parts of the country. A public event will be organised on 27 April in cooperation with the Regional Council

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Soini: Young people’s participation in peace processes to be ensured

NordenBladet — United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Jayathma Wickramanayake will visit Finland from 25 to 27 April. On Thursday 26 April, she will attend a visit to Helsinki Senior High School together with Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini

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Brussels Syria Conference to reaffirm assistance to people affected by the crisis

NordenBladet — Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini together with representatives of the international community will attend the Brussels Conference on “Supporting the Future of Syria and the region” from 24 to 25 April. The Conference aims to support the

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Ministers Virolainen and Tiilikainen to join the discussion on energy transition possibilities

NordenBladet — A delegation of directors and experts from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) will visit Helsinki next week. They will also meet with Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Anne-Mari Virolainen and Minister of the Environment, Energy and

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Minister Virolainen to attend meetings of World Bank Group in Washington

NordenBladet — Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Anne-Mari Virolainen will attend the spring meeting of the World Bank Group and a meeting of the joint Development Committee of the International Monetary Fund IMF and the World Bank in Washington

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Minister Virolainen to lead a Team Finland visit to Germany

NordenBladet — Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Anne-Mari Virolainen will make a Team Finland visit to Germany from 17 to 19 April. Minister Virolainen and the accompanying business delegation will visit Berlin and Kiel, the capital of the state

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Minister Virolainen: Africa needs investments and partnership with EU

NordenBladet —  According to Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Anne-Mari Virolainen, the significance of Africa for Europe and Finland will further grow in the future. The continents should build a close partnership that benefits them both. “For the development

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Finland to join fight against impunity for the use of chemical weapons

NordenBladet — Today, on 16 April 2018, Finland joined an international initiative aiming at holding accountable those responsible for the use of chemical weapons. The use of chemical weapons is prohibited under the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and in customary

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Nordic foreign ministers meet in Stockholm to look at the international situation

NordenBladet — Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini will attend the Nordic foreign ministers’ meeting in Stockholm from 17 to 18 April 2018. The Nordic foreign ministers will discuss, among other things, topical UN affairs and international questions, such as

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Foreign Minister Soini to Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg

NordenBladet —  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,

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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

NordenBladet —  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

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