Minister Toivakka to visit Strasbourg

Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade Lenita Toivakka will visit the European Parliament in Strasbourg on 16 September.

On her visit, Minister Toivakka will meet, among others, Secretary-General of the European Parliament Klaus Welle, Chairman of the Committee on International Trade Bernd Lange, Chairman of the Group of the European People's Party Manfred Weber, Finnish Members of the European Parliament, and particularly Members of Parliament who focus on the activities of small and medium-sized enterprises.



Vapaavuori: Supplementary processes regarding Fennovoima and TVO decisions-in-principle to be presented to Government

Minister of Economic Affairs Jan Vapaavuori said at a press conference held today that the Ministry of Employment and the Economy will present proposals to the Government for decisions on supplementary applications submitted by Fennovoima and Teollisuuden Voima (TVO) in the spring of 2014 concerning supplements to existing decisions-in-principle. The proposals will be presented on Thursday, 18 September 2014.

The supplement of the application by Fennovoima to a decision-in-principle will be presented for approval with one precondition for issuing the construction license: at least 60 per cent of the shares must be in Finnish ownership. The supplementary application for a deadline extension by Teollisuuden Voimato a decision-in-principle will be presented for rejection.



Open Finland 2014 seminar to address opportunities presented by open data

The Prime Minister's Office and its cooperation partners will organise a major event focusing on open data and its uses. The "Open Finland 2014" event will be held in Wanha Satama, Helsinki, on 15-16 September 2014. The exhibition will feature more than 30 stands plus success stories from Finland relating to the opening of data and use of open data.

The keynote speakers are Beth Simone Noveck, who has assisted in a number of government projects both in the United States and in Britain, and Birgitta Jónsdóttir, who is an MP for the Movement in Iceland. The Open Finland 2014 event will be opened by Prime Minister Alexander Stubb. You can follow the event live at avoinsuomi2014.fi - the webcast will cover all other events except the thematic workshops.



The Government Palace was open to the public in the OpenHouseHelsinki event

The Prime Minister's Office participated this year in the OpenHouseHelsinki event by opening to the public the decision-making premises of the Government on Friday, 12 September.