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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 »


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 >>
Human Rights Defenders

Finland supports human rights defenders

The Embassy of Finland in Bangkok, together with other EU countries, followed the current case of Andy Hall from the beginning and was on site when the judgment was delivered. The Ministry for Foreign Affairs will publish guidelines for supporting the work of human rights defenders in November.


Team Finland gains momentum in the United States

Focus. Sharpen. Distribution of responsibility. These words could be used to summarize the Team Finland meeting held in Washington, D.C. at the end of September. Ambassador Ritva Koukku-Ronde invited a group of 20 people to her official residence for the purpose of narrowing down the wide scope of Team Finland’s activities to the aspects best suited to the American market.


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