According to President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö, due to the Ukraine crisis relations between Russia and the West are at their most tense since the Cold War. "This new type of Cold War is a serious development which threatens to render our international environment more precarious over the long term.
The mailing of invitations to the Independence Day Reception of the President of the Republic has begun. This year, the list of invitees includes a high number of Finns dedicated to volunteer work. By recognising these people, the President and his spouse wish to pay tribute to the important contribution made by volunteers to Finland’s success story.
»Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India, is paying a state visit to Finland on 14–16 October 2014. President Sauli Niinistö has held talks with President Mukherjee on the development of relations between Finland and India...»
»President Sauli Niinistö participated in an informal meeting of European presidents in Braga, Portugal, on 29-30 September 2014. The main topics of the meeting included energy issues, immigration, and research and innovations...»