Finland to step up efforts to combat money laundering and terrorist financing
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), which is an international body active in the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing, has published its Mutual Evaluation Report of Finland. The FATF states that the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing is overall at a relatively good level in Finland, but there are also shortcomings.
A study makes concrete recommendations to improve the rights of deaf people and the status of sign language
As the Presidency of the Ministerial Committee of the Council of Europe, Finland organised a side event on sign language in Strasbourg, France, on 10 April. The side event was organised in connection with the spring session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to publish a study on the rights of deaf people in the Council of Europe and its Member States.
Regulation on the screening of foreign investments to enter into force on 10 April 2019
The Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on establishing a framework for the screening of foreign direct investments into the Union will enter into force on 10 April 2019. The Regulation will establish a framework for the screening of foreign direct investments in Member States on the grounds of security or public order and create a cooperation mechanism between the Member States and the Commission.
Finland to make substantial climate investments in Senegal and Nepal
Finland will be investing a total of more than 20 million dollars in solar and hydroelectric power in the poorest countries in the world. The power plants to be built in Senegal and Nepal will open the way for commercially viable and emission-free energy production and the eradication of energy poverty.