The 101-seat parliament was unable to elect the new president of Estonia on Monday as the sole candidate in the ballot, 63-year-old Alar Karis, failed to secure the necessary majority of votes.  Karis, director of the Estonian National Museum, received 63 votes in the secret ballot.  There were 16 emptyContinue Reading

Finland’s operation to evacuate people from Afghanistan has not yet ended, according to the Foreign Ministry’s Special Representative for Afghanistan Pekka Kaihilahti, despite that the ministry announced the conclusion of air evacuations last week. The possibility of continuing evacuations by land through neighbouring countries has been discussed as one option,Continue Reading

Sveriges evakueringsarbete i Kabul är avslutat

Sverige har under fredagen avslutat evakueringsarbetet i Afghanistan. Totalt 1 100 människor har evakuerats av Utrikesdepartementet. Vid lunchtid på fredagen fanns ingen svensk personal kvar i landet. Under fredagen höll regeringen en pressträff om läget i Afghanistan. Utrikesminister Ann Linde (S) inledde med att fördöma torsdagens terrordåd. Gårdagens terrorattacker riktadeContinue Reading

The Suomen Ilmavoimat’s (Finnish Air Force’s) Lapland Air Command is preparing to host the Arctic Fighter Meet 21 (AFM 21) live air exercise at Rovaniemi Air Base from August 30 to September 3. This edition of the Finnish-led exercise will involve fighter aircraft from the air forces of Finland, NorwayContinue Reading

President Sauli Niinistö and the Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy made the decision on Thursday. Finland will participate in the EU military training mission in Mozambique, Southern Africa, and increase the number of soldiers in the training operation in Mali, West Africa. President Sauli Niinistö and the MinisterialContinue Reading