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EU Ministers agree to fast-track ratification of Paris agreement

Paris Ratification (Photo European Commission)EU Ministers for the Environment agreed to speed up the process for the ratification of Paris agreement during an extraordinary Environment Council meeting on 30 September 2016 in Brussels. In Finland the preparations of the government proposal for the national ratification of the Paris agreement are well underway. More...

LEADER 2030: pop-up involvement and solid development skills

Tuottava tuohi, Tuottava tuohi, Tuottava tuohi, Tuottava tuohi, Tuottava tuohi, Tuottava tuohiLEADER is an excellent example of how the EU may be present in our everyday lives. Finland adopted the LEADER approach as the local development tool in 1996, one year after Finland's accession to the Union. Influence at the grass-root level was easy to adapt to the Finnish society and way of thinking, and it is going to have a significant role in the future as well. In the early years LEADER managed to win many of the EU critics in the rural areas on its side. More...

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