Clean, Safe and Smart Baltic SeaFinland assumed the Presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) for 2013–2014. The theme of Finland’s Presidency is a Clean, Safe and Smart Baltic Sea. Read more »
New global development goalsAt the start of the millennium, the UN Member States pledged to reach a number of development goals by 2015. Governments are now negotiating about new global development goals. Read more >>
Foreign Minister Tuomioja and Norwegian Foreign Minister Brende visit Kiev
Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja and Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende are visiting in Kiev on 5–6 March. The Foreign Ministers will meet, among others, with Aleksandr Turtšinov, Acting President of Ukraine, members of the new Government, representatives of the opposition and members of the Ukrainian Parliament.
The Nordic Countries support the Cyprus reunification negotiations
The frozen negotiations for reunification of Cyprus were resumed after the leaders of Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities on the island adopted a joint declaration to re-launch the negotiations in February. The chief negotiators of both communities also attended the seminar, held in Brussels on 6-7 March, that addressed the economic benefits of potential reunification.