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Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs30.6.2019
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs will implement Finland’s Presidency Programme as part of the Finnish Government. The Programme discusses a number of themes relevant for the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, including trade policy, development policy, security, enlargement, financing of external action, and reinforcing the EU’s external action overall.
State of sustainable development in the world causes concern – international group of researchers offers a solution
Inequality, climate change, loss of biodiversity and growing waste problems also hinder significantly the achievement of other UN goals. In its report, an independent group of researchers presents six keys for change.
Survey of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs: Majority of Russians have a positive attitude towards Finland
In summer 2019, the Finnish Embassy in Moscow and the Finnish Consulate General in St Petersburg commissioned a survey examining what kind of perceptions Russian people have of Finland. The survey was conducted by Levada Market Research, and it was responded by a total of 1,600 people from different parts of Russia. This was the second time that the survey was carried out – the first one was conducted in summer 2017. This year, residents of St Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast responded to a separate survey.