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Stable and sustainable development in the Barents region

Finland chaired the Barents Euro-Arctic Council in 2013–14: Working for dynamic, inclusive and sustainable regional development. Read more »
Pados project. Photo: Academy of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia

Good governance from Finland to the EU Eastern Partnership countries

Representatives of the EU Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) will visit Finland to learn about open government and decision-making in the framework of the new development cooperation project.


Minister Sirpa Paatero visited an early childhood education centre in the township of Kunyangon and met with Education Program Coordinator Lu Sam. Photo: Joonas Lehtipuu

Finland supports the opening up of Myanmar

After decades of isolation, Myanmar is opening up and, supported by the international community, taking steps towards democracy. Finland will increase its development cooperation with Myanmar. Minister for International Development Sirpa Paatero visited the country in late March.


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