Press releases 2005

25.11.2005 Intermediate landing of the Prescott Support's aircraft in Helsinki 16.5.2003

A cargo aircraft L-382 (modified C-130 HERCULES) owned by an American company Prescott Support stopped on 16th May 2003 at the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport on its way from Frankfurt to Stockholm.

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27.10.2005 Defence Minister Seppo Kääriäinen publishes a new web column

Defence Minister Seppo Kääriäinen has published a new web column on October 27th 2005.

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26.10.2005 Finland to deliver 1,000 tents and tent stoves to the earthquake hit region in Pakistan

The Finnish Ministry of the Interior decided today on Wednesday 26 October to donate 1,000 tents and tent stoves to FinnChurchAid to be delivered to the earthquake hit region in Pakistan. The Finnish Ministry of Defence has authorized the Ministry of the Interior to buy the half-platoon tents including tent stoves from the Finnish Defence Forces.

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15.09.2005 Defence Minister Seppo Kääriäinen publishes a new web column

Defence Minister Seppo Kääriäinen has published a new web column on September 15th 2005. The column can be read in English at the website of the Ministry of Defence at the address www.defmin.fi.

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07.09.2005 New e-mail addresses at the Ministry of Defence

The e-mail addresses of the Ministry of Defence have changed from the 6th September and are now formulated firstname.lastname@defmin.fi The mail sent to the old appendix @plm.vn.fi will be transferred for the present but those sending e-mails to the ministry are recommended to take this reform into consideration right away.

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30.08.2005 Press release from Nordic-Baltic Defence Ministers meeting

After having their Nordic – Baltic Defence Ministers meeting in Kongsvinger 25.

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14.06.2005 Defense Minister Kääriäinen in Åland Islands

Defense Minister Seppo Kääriäinen visited the Åland Islands on June 13th 2005.

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04.06.2005 Promotions to General within the Finnish Defence Forces

The President of the Republic Tarja Halonen has, on the occasion of the Defence Forces Flag Day on June 4th 2005, promoted the Commander of the Helsinki Military Province, Brigadier General Jan Laukka, to the rank of Major General.

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23.05.2005 MOU on Nordic-Estonian Battle Group signed

The Memorandum of Understanding between Sweden, Finland, Estonia and Norway has been signedThe Memorandum of Understanding between Sweden, Finland, Estonia and Norway concerning the EU Battle Group formed by has been signed by their Defence Ministers in Brussels on May 23, 2005.

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20.05.2005 Meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs, Development and Defence Ministers

Ministry of Defence Government Information Unit Ministry for Foreign Affairs The EU General Affairs and External Relations Council will meet on 23 and 24 May in Brussels.

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