Press releases 2005
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.
Defence Minister Seppo Kääriäinen has published a new web column on October 27th 2005.
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.
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.
The e-mail addresses of the Ministry of Defence have changed from the 6th September and are now formulated firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
After having their Nordic Baltic Defence Ministers meeting in Kongsvinger 25.
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.
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.
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.