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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 »
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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 »


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 >>
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EU sanctions against Russia were expanded – the main content of the changes

Owing to the situation in Ukraine, the European Union has expanded its sanctions against Russia. Read about the main content of the reinforced sanctions.


Cape Ray shipped effluent to Finland as a part of commercial agreement between Ekokem and the OPCW. Photo: US Navy

Finland has a strong role in the dismantling of Syrian chemical weapons programme

The Finnish Institute for Verification of the Chemical Weapons Convention (Verifin), one of four laboratories chosen by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), analysed the material collected in Syria by the UN investigation mission for the use of chemical weapons.


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