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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 »


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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Finland improved its donor ranking on the Aid Transparency Index

Finland has risen 15 places in the international comparison that measures the transparency of development aid. Finland’s donor ranking is now 24 and the country is placed in the middle level on the Aid Transparency Index 2014. Finland is praised as a good example of the fact that it is possible to make changes quickly.


Team Finland gains momentum in the United States

Focus. Sharpen. Distribution of responsibility. These words could be used to summarize the Team Finland meeting held in Washington, D.C. at the end of September. Ambassador Ritva Koukku-Ronde invited a group of 20 people to her official residence for the purpose of narrowing down the wide scope of Team Finland’s activities to the aspects best suited to the American market.


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