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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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New Minister for International Development: Finland has much to give

Sirpa Paatero, soon Minister for International Development, believes that Finland has much to give developing countries. Paatero highlights in particular the development cooperation done by civil society organizations.


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EU sanctions against Russia were expanded – the main content of the changes

Owing to the situation in Ukraine, the European Union has expanded its sanctions against Russia. Read about the main content of the reinforced sanctions.


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