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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 »
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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 >>
The Minister for Foreign Affairs Erkki Tuomioja. Photo: Laura Kotila / VNK

Christmas greeting from Minister for Foreign Affairs Erkki Tuomioja

Christmas greeting from the Minister for Foreign Affairs Erkki Tuomioja 2014

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Teemu Turunen (middle) in the Ministry’s situation awareness room from which crisis activities were led after the earthquake in Japan. Photo: Eero Kuosmanen.

Ten years since the tsunami – crisis preparedness now better at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs

The tsunami that hit South-East Asia ten years ago is one of the greatest natural disasters in recorded history. The catastrophe exceeded the preparedness of the authorities in each of the affected countries and had a revolutionary impact on the Foreign Ministry’s operational capabilities.

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