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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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Clean, Safe and Smart Baltic Sea

Finland assumed the Presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) for 2013–2014. The theme of Finland’s Presidency is a Clean, Safe and Smart Baltic Sea. 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 >>
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Humanitarian aid from Finland to help the Palestinians

By decision of Minister for International Development Pekka Haavisto, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs has granted 500,000 euros to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) for relief work in Gaza and 350,000 euros to Finn Church Aid for relief work.

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The attitudes of Finns towards development cooperation have remained positive: 82 per cent of the population considers development cooperation to be very important or rather important, while 16 per cent consider it to be of minor importance or unimportant. Photo: Hanna Öunap

Support for development cooperation continues to be strong

The attitudes of Finns towards development cooperation have remained positive: 82 per cent of the population considers development cooperation to be very important or rather important. “It's great that Finns see the importance of development cooperation. At the same time, citizens’ need for information must be met: the study shows that more information is needed about the results of the work done and the use of appropriations,” Development Minister Pekka Haavisto says.

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