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Trade agreement negotiations between the EU and the United States

The negotiations on an ambitious Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) were launched in the summer of 2013. Finland will pay special attention to the openness and transparency of the negotiation process. Read more »
CBSS Finnish Presidency 2013-2014

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 »
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Transparency

Responsible development cooperation requires that both the donors and the recipients of aid disseminate information openly. Openness reduces the possibility of funds being misused and strengthens good governance. Read more >>
Suurlähettiläskokous 2014

Foreign policy makers gather in Helsinki

Ambassadors of Finland working throughout the world will gather in Helsinki from 25 to 27 August. During their Annual Meeting, heads of Finnish diplomatic missions will discuss current themes pertaining to Finland’s foreign and security policy. Ministers Erkki Tuomioja, Lenita Toivakka and Pekka Haavisto will present issues topical in their own sectors.

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Water point at Dadaab refugee camp, Kenya. Photo: Hannu Pesonen

A proposal for the UN’s sustainable development goals is ready

The outcome document contains many viewpoints Finland considers important, among others in the goals pertaining to water, sanitation and hygiene. The reproductive health and rights stressed by Finland were also included in the end.

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