Le Festival international du film de Nancy se déroulera du 26 août au 4 septembre 2022.
Cette année la Finlande est mise à l’honneur avec une dizaine de films programmés.
Tous nos remerciements à Mr et Mme Glamcevski et à Irmeli Debarle.
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
Représentation permanente de la Finlande après du Conseil de l’Europe
31 quai Mullenheim, 67000 Strasbourg
tél +33 3 88 15 44 44
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Media report that the previous training tasks for Finnish peacekeepers deployed in Afghanistan have changed to more dangerous security tasks. Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee Matti Vanhanen and Chairman of the Defence Committee Ilkka Kanerva say that the withdrawal of Finnish peacekeepers has not been discussed, even though the United States is planning to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan.
« The main task of the division is to protect the senior military leaders and advisers moving in the country, » says Brigadier General Rami Saari of the Finnish Defence Forces. In practice, protection means, for example, arranging convoys and preventing threats in areas where advisors move. In 2015, the Afghanistan crisis management operation became a support operation where Finnish troops trained the country’s security authorities.
At the turn of February-March, 20 new Finnish peacekeepers started in Afghanistan’s peacekeeping troops. In total, 60 Finns now serve in the country. The majority of the new peacekeepers are reservists, while a few are permanent personnel of the Defence Forces. Parliament decided to increase the number of peacekeepers in Afghanistan last June.