Ministry for Foreign Affairs to arrange three repatriation flights on Friday 27 March
On Friday 27 March 2020, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs together with Finnair will organise three repatriation flights for travellers returning to Finland. The flights will be from Cyprus and Portugal. Tickets for these flights can be bought via Finnair’s ticket sales.
Ministry for Foreign Affairs launched investigations concerning 17 cases of alleged misconduct in 2019
The financial statement of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs for 2019 includes 17 cases of misconduct and alleged misconduct concerning development cooperation. As a consequence of these cases of misconduct, a total of EUR 70,000 of the funds for 2019 are now subject to recovery action.
Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari on the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic
The Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade says that the Government is trying to ensure the continuation of normal cargo and goods traffic. The situation in developing countries is supported through humanitarian aid, for example.
Africa cannot manage the spread of coronavirus infections without donors’ support
More than 30 African countries have reported coronavirus infections. The matter has been addressed without delay, but Finland’s missions in Tanzania and Mozambique estimate that countering the epidemic may be difficult and Africa will need outside support.