Élections municipales finlandaises

Les élections municipales auront lieu en Finlande le 13 juin 2021.
En France, le vote anticipé aura lieu à Paris et à Strasbourg du 2 au 5 juin 2021.

Ambassade de Finlande
1 Place Finlande, 75007 Paris
tél. +33 1 44 18 19 27/28

  • Le 2 juin de 10h00 à 19h00
  • Du 3 au 4 juin de 10h00 à 17h00
  • Le 5 juin de 10h00 à 15h00

Représentation permanente de la Finlande après du Conseil de l’Europe
31 quai Mullenheim, 67000 Strasbourg
tél +33 3 88 15 44 44

  • Le 2 juin de 10h00 à 17h00

Maupertuis program: Call for proposals open

Maupertuis is a funding program to initiate and strengthen bilateral cooperation in science, innovation and higher education in the fields of interest for Finland and France. The call is open until 31st October 2020.

Three joint programs are now open:
1. French-Finnish Renowned Scientist Conference Series (FRSCS) 
2. Researchers Short Mobility program (RSM) 
3. “Higher Education, Research and Innovation” Workshop (ERI-W) 

The French Institute in Helsinki
The Embassy of France in Finland
The French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation
The Finnish Society for Sciences and Letters
The Finnish Academy of Science and Letters

More information and applications forms

COVID – 19 : Voyager en Finlande cet été.

Vous souhaitez ou devez vous rendre en Finlande entre le 15 juin et le 14 juillet 2020 ? Voici les conditions d’accès au territoire, décidées par le gouvernement finlandais.

  • La Finlande a ouvert ses frontières avec les pays suivants: Norvège, Danemark, Islande, Estonie, Lettonie et Lituanie, depuis le 15 juin.
  • Le contrôle des frontières est maintenu entre la Finlande et les autres pays de l’Union Européenne, de l’espace Schengen (comme France), mais aussi entre la Finlande et les pays en dehors de l’Europe.

President Niinistö meets with President Putin in St Petersburg

Finland’s President Sauli Niinistö will have a private meeting with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in St Petersburg on 9 April. The meeting takes place in connection with the Arctic: Territory of Dialogue forum, where President Niinistö speaks at the main session. The forum is organised on 9-10 April. 

The goal of the forum is to promote collaboration and sustainable development in the arctic region. This year’s theme is the arctic region as a region of opportunities. Finland is the chair of the Arctic Council until May. Iceland succeeds Finland as the chair.

Media:  IltalehtiMaaseudun TulevaisuusMTV UutisetYLE Uutiset
Date: 1.4.2019
Main source: 

Sauli Niinistö hopes that foreign and security policy would be discussed ahead of elections

Finland’s President Sauli Niinistö commented in Twitter on Finland’s political discussion ahead of the Parliamentary elections. The President retweeted a message, which stated that foreign and security policy has not been discussed ahead of the elections, even though the Parliament decides, for example, on Finland’s NATO membership. 

The President agreed with this tweet. He pointed out that the Finnish Parliament sets the guidelines for Finland’s foreign and security policy, and these guidelines are followed. Therefore, he hoped that political parties would discuss their foreign and security policy views in their election campaigns.

Media:  DemokraattiMTV UutisetSavon SanomatVerkkouutiset.fi
Date: 30.3.2019
Main source: Finland’s President Sauli Niinistö 

MTV: Comment: Finland wants to compete for UN top positions – and cuts its UN funding sharply year after year

Mirja Kivimäki’s comment in MTV discusses Finland’s chances of becoming a member of the UN Security Council and getting other top UN seats. The author notes that Finland has cut its funding for various UN Programmes during the last five years and says that the trend can be seen in a number of major programmes such as UN Women, UNDP, the Environment Programme and Unicef. 

According to the author, the cuts reflect on Finland’s position in the UN in two ways. As the programmes and funding shrink, the number of Finnish experts working in these will decrease and Finland will gradually simply not be offering suitable people for top positions. In addition, the author raises the question of how the drop in funding affects Finland’s stature and the willingness of organizations to invest specifically in Finns in key positions. The answer to this is so political that no one can provide a direct one.