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Exhibition of Finnish Art Photographer Saku Paasilahti “In the Hand of God”

The exhibition of the renowned Finnish photographer and a member of the Serbian-Finnish Society Mr. Saku Paasilahti was opened in the Embassy on 13th of November. Ten art photographs present everyday life and spirituality of Serbian Orthodox monasteries and churches in the territories of Serbia and Montenegro. The artist dedicates this exhibition to two big jubilees this year: celebration of 100 years of the end of the WWI in which Serbia lost 1.2 million people, and 600 years since the foundation of the monastery Manasija in Serbia (1407-1418) founded by Serbian ruler despot Stefan Lazarević. It was a fresco painting from Manasija “Soul of the Righteous in the  Hand of God” inspiring the artist for the name of this exhibition.

The opening hours: Monday – Friday, 10 – 16.00


Festival of Serbian Movies

The 8th traditional Festival of Serbian Movies will be held from 26th- 28th October in the cinema K-13 (Kanavakatu 12) in Helsinki.

The organizer of the festival are the Serbian-Finnish society and the Embassy of Serbia in Helsinki in cooperation with the Film Center Serbia.

 

Screening Schedule:

 

- Friday 26.10. at 19:00  Requiem for Mrs. J.(2015), directed by Bojan Vuletić.

- Saturday 27.10. at 17:00  Why did Dragan gather his band (2017), a documentary film, directed by Nikola Spasic.

- Saturday 27.10. at 19:00 Humidity (2016), directed by Nikola Ljuca.

- Sunday  28.10. at 17:00 With my eyes wide open (2017), a documentary, directed by Marko Novaković.

- Sunday 28.10. at 18:00, Bandits in Search of Mom (2018), directed by Kosta Ristić.

 

 

Subtitles in English.

 

The ticket price is 5 €, payment at the card entrance or in cash. Ticket sales starts half an hour before the start of the screening.


Minister Popović participated in AI Forum 2018 in Helsinki

Mr. Nenad Popović, Minister for Innovations and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia, participated in the Ministerial Conference on Future of  Artificial Inteligence in Europe, which was held in Helsinki on 8 and 9 October. On the margins of this event, Mr. Popović  had meetings with Finnish Minister of Economy Mr. Mika Lintila (photo) and European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mme Mariya Gabriel.


Exhibition of WWI Posters in Europasaali

3. October 2018, Europasaali, Office of the Representation of the EU Commission, Malminkatu 16, Helsinki. Opening of the WWI posters from eleven European countries.

Photos:

1. Ambassador of Serbia Saša Obradović and Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Greece Konstantina Kamitsi in front of the Greek poster from 1918 „Brotherhood of Greece and Serbia“.
2. With Ambassador of Poland H.E. Jaroslaw Suchoples near Polish and Serbian posters.

3. „Save Serbia our ally“ by Steinlen, Serbian Relief Committee of America, USA, 1916.


Opening of the Exhibition "Today and Tomorrow" in the Serbian Embassy

1 October 2018

 

The exhibition Today and Tomorrow by Mme Sari Stajevic-Teodosin and her son Mr. Viktor Teodosin is now open in the Embassy, keeping thus the practice of nice cooperation between the Embassy and the domestic artists of Serbian origin. The oppening ceremony hosted 50 visitors. The exhibition will be open until 20 October, every working day between 12 and 3 pm.

 

 

 

 


Serbian athletes at the World Cup in Tampere

The Junior Athletics Team of Serbia participated in the World Championship held in Tampere from 10 to 15 July.

 


Delegation of Finnish Doctors visited Embassy

Three lecturers in the field of geriatrics at the Ninth Conference of the Serbian Medical Diaspora held in Belgrade from 14 to 16 June 2018 - Prof. Dr. Harriet Finne-Soveri, Prof. Dr. Jouko Valdemar Lavrila and Dr Dimitrije Jakovljevic visited the Serbian Embassy in Helsinki on July 9th. They shared the impressions from the Conference with Ambassador, but discussed also the opportunities for continuation of cooperation with the Serbian institutions in further transfer of knowledge.

 

Photo: Ambassador Saša Obradović with his wife, professor dr Hariet Finne-Soveri, professor dr Jouko Lavrila, Mme Mia Marttini, journalist of the Rapid Action Group Ltd, and dr Dimitrije Jakovljević, member of the Academic & Business Forum of Serbs in Finland.

 


Minister Popović visited Estonia

Minister for innovations and technological development in the Government of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Nenad Popović met Estonian Minister for enterpreunership and information technology Mme Urve Palo on 18 June in Tallinn. They discussed opportunities for more intensive bilateral co-operation in the field of e-governance and innovations.

During this visit, a nice presentation of E-Estonia was shown to Minister Popović and his delegation.

 


Business Delegation of the Town of Pirot visited Tampere and Sastamala

Representatives of Tigar AD Pirot, D-Company Babušnica and Free Zone Pirot, together with Ambassador of Serbia, visited the headquarter and manufactory plants of the Teknikum Group Ltd. in Sastamala on the 6th of June in order to discuss the possibilities for the technical co-operation. The discussion will continue in Pirot in the fall of this year.

 

 

On the 7th of June, the delegation from Pirot met Mr. Markus Sjolund, Director of Tampere Regional Chamber of Commerce.


Mondialito in Helsinki: 3rd place for Serbian Team

         In the honour of the upcoming football World Cup, a nice tournament named Mondialito took place in Helsinki on the 9th of June, where the representatives of those nations playing in Russia could compete in their football skills on the grass field (6+1 format). The team gathered and organized by Ambassador of Serbia won 3rd place.

The scores:

Serbia - World Refugees Team 3:0 (scorers: Chuikov, penalty; Ilić, two goals);

Serbia – Colombia 2:0 (A. Šaponja, free-kick; Chuikov);

Serbia – Portugal 1:0 (Đ. Obradović);

semi-final, Serbia – Russia 1:4 (Chuikov), and

3rd place match, Serbia – Colombia 2:1 (Chuikov, two goals).

In the final, Russia was better than England (1:0).

             Serbian Team, from left to right, up: Nikola Popović, Srđan Vojinović, Branimir Ilić, Goran Ivaniš, Đorđe Obradović, Murat Durmaz & Dmitry Chuikov; down: Vaso Trifković, Miloš Arsić, Ambassador Saša Obradović, brothers Aleksandar and Mirko Šaponja & Milan Đurić.

            One of the best players of the tournament was Dmitry Chuikov, Consul of the Belorussian Embassy, who played with Serbian team and scored five goals. The oldest player in the Serbian team was Ambassador (50), who managed to assist at the goal in the semi-final against Russia, while the youngest was his son Đorđe (20) who scored the winning goal against Portugal.

            The winning goal for the 3rd place position, scored in the last minute of the match after the great pass by Mirko Šaponja, could be seen at the facebook profile of the Embassy (Ambasada Republike Srbije Helsinki).

The team of Serbia dressed the official T-shirts of its National Football Association.


At the PULPAPER, the forest industry fair

Mme Katarina Dimić from Aalto University and Ambassador of Serbia.


Ambassador’s Participation at the EC Seminar in Tallinn – Will the European Union expand again?

The Office of the European Commission Representation in Tallinn held on  15th of May a seminar named Will the European Union expand again? The keynote speakers were Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia H.E. Mr. Sven Mikser, Ambassador of Serbia H.E. Mr. Saša Obradović, and Deputy Head of the EEAC Office in the European Commission Mr. Clive Rumbold.


Tourist offer of Serbia on CNN

https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/serbia-best-places-to-visit/index.html


President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia Mme Maja Gojković participated in the Conference of Speakers of the EU Parliaments held in Tallinn

26.04.2018.

President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia Mme Maja Gojković participated in the Conference of Speakers of the EU Parliaments held on 23rd and 24th of April in Tallinn. 

Photo 1: Family photo of the Speakers (author: Erik Peinar). 

Photo 2: Bilateral meeting with President of the Austrian National Council Mr. Wolfgang Sobotka. 


Finnish Writers visited Serbian Embassy

5 April 2018

 Photo: Ambassador Saša Obradović with Mme Venla Hiidensalo, President of the Finnish PEN Centre, the author of the novel Sinun Tahtesi about some family details from the life of the great Finnish painter Albert Edelfelt (left) and Mme Veera Tyhtila, screenplay and theater writer (right).


Explore the Balkans Business Opportunities Seminar

27 March 2018

 

Serbia at the Business Finland seminar Explore the Balkans Business Opportunities: Mr. Boris Tasić, Managing Director, Finnpneumatic Oy Ltd, H.E. Saša Obradović, Ambassador,and Dr Dragan Kostić, CEO, Free Zone Pirot.

 


Annual Celebration of the Serbian-Finnish Society (Serbialais-suomalainen seura)

19.3.2018.

A wonderful friendship between Serbs and Finns were traditionally celebrated this year, on the 17th of March, in the Koket café in Helsinki.

 


Bilateral political consultations in the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

8 March 2018

 

Mr. Paul Teesalu, Undersecretary for Political Affairs of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Mr. Zoran Vujić, Political Director of the Serbian MFA (photo below).

 


Celebration of Centenary of Estonian Independence

Serbian Ambassador Saša Obradović participated in the celebration of centenary of Estonian independence, which took place on 23rd and 24th of February in several Estonian towns. 

 

Photo: Congratulations chat with Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Sven Mikser. Photo below: At the reception in the Estonian National Museum in Tartu. 

 

 


The National Day Reception

The National Day reception took place in the Embassy building on 15 February 2018 (Sretenje), in the presence of numerous members of diplomatic corps, Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Serbian-Finnish Society, Finnish Chamber of Commerce, journalists and many other distinguished guests, entertained by the big jazz orchestra Aninkaisten Sӓvel from Turku (photo below taken by Mr. John Pagni). The guests also had opportunity to see some photos of Belgrade by Estonian art photographer Raut Tuulas, as part of the project „Applied Nostalgia“ of the Serbian Ministry for European Integration.


Exhibition Monet2Klimt in Tallinn

Dragana Milovanović from Belgrade is a co-author of a very popular multimedial 3D spectacle Monet2Klimt: Art in Motion (https://www.monet2klimt.ee/en/),  performed in Helios Hall in Tallinn (Sauna 1-3, Old Town) since March 2017. The Helios Hall was open for the guests of the Embassy of Serbia in Helsinki in the evening of  the 21st of December. The exhibition continues in 2018.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2018.


Dinner with Chinese Ambassador

Ambassador of China H.E. Mr. Li Chen with his wife visited Ambassador of Serbia H.E. Mr. Saša Obradović and his wife. Chinese Ambassador is fluent in Serbian.

 


Serbian Ambassador Promotes a Documentary about the Life of Skolt Sami People

The Skolt Sami Cultural Foundation and Ambassador of Serbia Mr. Saša Obradović organized together a screening of the documentary Caisa’s Enchanted Forest, directed by Mme Katia Gauriloff, which won the Finnish prestigious Jussi Award for the best documentary in 2016, as well as a recent Grand Prix at the International Film Festival The Northern Character in Murmansk. The screening of this film to the diplomats and journalists in the cinema Andorra in Helsinki was financially supported by the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs as a part of the celebration of 100 years of independence.

 


Minister Nenad Popović visited Finland

Mr. Nenad Popović, Minister for Innovations and Technological Development in the Government of the Republic of Serbia, visited Helsinki on 29th and 30th November, where he met Finish Minister for Economy Mr. Mika Lintila (see the photo below), visited Finish Funding Agency for Innovation Tekes and participated in the biggest world conference on innovation and startup business Slush 2017.

 

This year, Serbia was represented at Slush with three startup companies: UrbiGo (urbigo.me) , Sunthetic (www.sunthetic.eu) and Mindy (mindyapp.com). The Embassy organized a small reception for the representatives of these three companies, at which they could meet Minister and his delegation, together with the representatives of the Serbian Fund  for Innovation Activities.

 


Ambassador of Serbia participated in the meeting “Doing Business with Serbia, Macedonia and Montenegro”

Ambassador of Serbia Saša Obradović addressed the participants of the meeting organized by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland in Helsinki on 29 November. The following Finish companies participated in the discussion: Taaleri, Fortum, KKM, Valmet, Parviainen, Molok, Vaisala и Planmeca.


WE ARE NOT ALONE: Art Exhibition of Srba Lukić open in the Embassy

The exhibition of ceramics and drawings of Finno-Serbian artist Srba Lukić is open in the Embassy from 23rd November to 21 December, and can be seen every working day from 12 to 4 pm. Mr. Lukić is a member of Serbian ULUPUDS, the Association of Applied Artists and Designers, as well as of Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo. He has already had several solo exhibitions in Helsinki, Belgrade, Tallinn, Stockholm and Porvoo, where he lives, and participated also in many group exhibitions. 

 

 

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Consultations on social affairs and peaceful settlement of labour disputes

Permanent Secretary of Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health Ms Paivi Sillanaukee and her team of experts hosted a delegation of the Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs of the Republic of Serbia led by State Secretary Mr. Nenad Nerić and Director of the Republic Institute for Social Protection Mr. Božidar Dakić. The consultations touched issues of current reforms of social systems, rights of veterans, social protection of refugees and imigrants, gender equality, protection against family violence, status of the Roma population and support to the foster families.

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Days of serbian movies


Emir Kusturica Retrospective in Tallinn

Ambassador of Serbia to Estonia, H.E. Saša Obradović, opened the retrospective program of the movies of the famous Serbian and Yugoslav director Emir Kusturica, which is held in the cinema Soprus in Tallinn from 25 to 31 October.

 

Program:

25.10 at 20.00 – Time of the Gypsies (1989)
26.10 at 20.00 – When Father Was Away on Business (1985)
27.10 at 20.00 - Arizona Dream (1993)
28.10 at 20.00 - Underground (1995)
29.10 at 20.00 - Black Cat, White Cat (1998)
30.10 at 20.00 - Life is a Miracle (2004)

31.10 at 20.00 - Maradona (2006) 

 


Ambassadors at the Football Match

Ambassador of Finland to Serbia H.E. Pertti Ikonen and Ambassador of Serbia to Finland H.E.  Saša Obradović were among spectators of the FIFA women qualification match Finland – Serbia (1:0), which took place in Helsinki Arena on Sunday, 22nd of October. Under the meteorological conditions, which were still tolerable, two ambassadors used the opportunity to discuss their joint efforts toward improvement of the bilateral economic relations.


Interview with H.E. Mr Saša Obradović

Finnish Chamber of Commerce (Finncham) published an interview with H.E. Saša Obradović, Ambassador of Serbia to Finland – Investment and Business Opportunities in Serbia.

 

Click here:  https://finncham.fi/2017/10/09/interview-h-e-mr-sasa-obradovic-serbian-ambassador-finland-serbia-investment-business-opportunities/

 


Minister Dacic had talks with Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Finland and the Kingdom of Sweden

First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Ivica Dacic received today Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Finland Timo Soini and of the Kingdom of Sweden Margot Wallstrom, who are on a joint visit to Serbia.

In a cordial conversation, the Ministers assessed as good the bilateral relations between Serbia, on the one hand, and Finland and Sweden, on the other, noting that their political dialogue was developed. An interest was expressed to further strengthen all forms of bilateral cooperation, particularly in the economic field.

Minister Dacic expressed his pleasure that the centenary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with Sweden would be observed this year, while the ninetieth anniversary of the diplomatic relations with Finland would be marked the following year.

Foreign Minister Dacic expressed his gratitude to Finland and Sweden for their active support thus far to the European integration of the Republic of Serbia, hoping that it would be continued in the future. He underlined Serbia's particular appreciation of the support and donations received from these two countries through bilateral and development assistance.

The Scandinavian Ministers positively assessed the continuation of comprehensive reforms carried out by the Government of Serbia, and reiterated the readiness of their countries to continue to support the European integration of the Republic of Serbia also in its further process of negotiations with the European Union. They emphasized their commitment to ensure that the enlargement policy remained high on the EU agenda.

Views were also exchanged during the talks on the current situation in the region.

 


Bilateral Consultations on Defence Policy

Consultations between the representatives of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Finland were held in Helsinki, on 4 October. Photo: Major General Milan Mojsilović, Assistant Minister for Defence Policy of the Republic of Serbia and Major General Jukka Juusti, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Finland (Source: Finnish Ministry of Defence).

 


Photo exhibition "Applied Nostalgia" in the National Library of Estonia

Belgrade's photographer Marko Nikolić and his Tallinn's colleague Rait Tuulas have made this art project upon the idea and support of the Ministry for European Integration of the Republic of Serbia. Each of them took photos of the street scenes in the town of another one, searching for those motives that reminded him of his town. The exhibition of this urban poetry was open on 21 September in Tallinn by Mme Janne Andresoo, Director General of the National Library of Estonia, in which foyer the exhibition was placed; Mme Anja Rović, State Secretary of the Ministry for European Integration of Serbia, Aino Lepik von Wiren, Undersecretary for European Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia and Mr. Saša Obradović, Ambassador of Serbia to Estonia, while photographer Rait Tuulas also addressed the visitors. The exhibition "Applied Nostalgia" will be post in Belgrade in December. 

FOTO:

Аnja Rović, Rait Tuulas, Aine Lepik von Wiren, Saša Obradović and Janne Andresoo. 


Business opportunities in Serbia

Finnish companies interested in doing business in Serbia had an opportunity on 19 September in Helsinki to meet Ambassador of Serbia Mr. Saša Obradović and Mme Jelena Aković, Adviser for Strategic Investments of the Development Agency of Serbia http://www.ras.gov.rs/, as well as Mme Siv Ahlberg, Programme Director of Finnparteship http://www.finnpartnership.fi/www/en/index.php). The round table discussion was organized by the Helsinki Chamber of Commerce (Director Tatu Rauhamaki), Embassy of the Republic of Serbia, the Development Agency of Serbia and Enterprise Europe Network.


Serbian Women’s Football Team in Finland

Women’s Football National Team of Serbia U-19 won the qualification tournament for the European Cup, which was held in the town of Eerikkila. Young Serbian footballers won over the team of Bosnia and Herzegovina 3:0, Israel 3:0, and played 1:1 against Finland. Ambassador of Serbia visited our National Team, congratulated them and watched a very  interesting match with the domestic team.


Study Visit to the National Library of Finland

Delegation of the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Serbia (dr Dejan Masliković, Assistant Minister of Culture; Mme Tamara Šević, Head of the Department for Digitization; Mme Dragana Milunović and Mme Vesna Jovanović Trifunović, librarians of the National Library of Serbia) paid a three-day study visit to the National Library of Finland, organized by the European Commision (TAIEX program). The program was directed to the legal regulations and good practices in the field of digitization of cultural heritage. 

The introductory lesson was given by Director of the National Library of Finland Mr. Kai Ekholm (photo below), while Serbian delegation was also host by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Culture Mme Anita Lehikoinen.

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Minister Jadranka Joksimovic at the EU Gymnich meeting in Tallinn

Minister for European Integration of the Government of the Republic of Serbia Mme Jadranka Joksimovic participated on 7 and 8 September in the informal meeting of the EU ministers (Gymnich) held in Tallinn, concerning preventing and countering radicalisation and violent extremism.

 

On the margins of the meeting: Minister Jadranka Joksimovic, UK Secretary of State and Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Mr. Boris Johnson and European Parliament's Rapporteur for Serbia Mr. David McAllister. 


Puppet Theatre Pinokio performing in Helsinki

Puppet Theatre “Pinokio” from Belgrade performed its play Max Metallic on 31 August at Espan lava stage in the center of Helsinki. The story about life and love of this puppet tall 5,20 meters, who was created in Finland 17 years ago and who became, from 2000 onward, a hero of Belgrade’s Puppet Theatre, was supported by UMO jazz orchestra from Helsinki. The performance took place at the First International Festival of Puppet Theatres in Helsinki – SAMPO 2017.  

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The Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and Government of Kyrgyz Republic on visa free travel for holders of diplomatic and official passaports

28th July 2017

The Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and Government of  Kyrgyz Republic on visa free travel for holders of diplomatic and official passaports, signed in Belgrade, on 2 Decembre 2015, will take effect on 13 July 2017.

Based on this Agreement, nationals of both States, who are holders of diplomatic and official passaports, will have the right to enter into, transit  through and stay on the territory of the other Party without a visa within a period not exceeding 90 days from the date of entry.

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Serbia becomes a member of the Convention on the European Forest Institute

4th of July 2017

Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia deposited the ratification instrument for the Convention on the European Forest Institute to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Finland on 4 July 2017. The Convention will enter into force for Serbia on 2 September 2017.

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Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Helsinki invites interested companies to submit bids for the works

27th of June 2017.

Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Helsinki invites interested companies to submit bids for the following works within 15 days:

1. Reconstruction of the outer wall of the building and sidewalks at the entrance to the Embassy;

2. Repair of the entrance gate and reconstruction of the supporting pillars of the fence (in accordance with the assessment possible

3. Replacing / installing the remote control mechanism for opening the garage doors and repairing the garage doors

4. Repairing / replacing the intercom and the mechanism for opening the entrance doors of the consular department

5. Rehabilitation of the ceilings and parquet in the office of Ambassador.

Bids should be sent unified for all listed works, expressed in euros without VAT.

For any additional information and scheduling an eventual arrival for evaluation, you can contact info.serbia@kolumbus.fi and phone +358 40 810 7965.


Presentation and a coctail for the members of the Finnish Guild of Travel Writers

13th of June, 2017

Fifteen Members of the Finnish Guild of Travel Writers visited the Embassy of Serbia on 12 June, where Ambassador presented Serbian tourist offer and opportunities. The guests also enjoyed Serbian food and wine.

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H.E. Sasa Obradovic presented letters of credence to the President of the Republic of Estonia, H.E. Kersti Kaljulaid

8th of June 2017.

On 8th of June 2017, H.E. Ambassador Sasa Obradovic presented letters of credence to H.E. President Kersti Kaljulaid and thus became non-resident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentary of the Republic of Serbia to the Republic of Estonia.

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Serbian Diaspora Medical Conference 2017

6th of June, 2017

Please visit the Conference’s website www.serbiandiasporamedical.rs and share this information with your colleagues.

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Consultations on security policy with the Republic of Finland

30th of May 2017.

Consultation in the field of security policy between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Finland were held on 29th of May in Helsinki. Consultations in this field are an integral part of the ongoing bilateral dialogue between ministries of the two countries.

Our delegation was led by the acting Assistant Minister for Security Policy in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Branimir Filipović, while the head of the Finnish delegation was the Director General of the Political Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, Ambassador Juka Salovara.

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The participation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs representatives at the conference on weapons of mass destruction, disarmament and non-proliferation

30th of May 2017.

Acting Assistant Minister for Security Policy in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Branimir Filipović, participated in the 13th annual NATO conference on the arms control of weapons of mass destruction, disarmament and non-proliferation, which took place in Helsinki in the period from 28th to 30th of May.

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Bishop of Anglo-Scandinavian Eparchy of the Serbian Orthodox Church visited Serbian community in Finland

23rd of April, 2017

His Eminence Mr. Dositej, Bishop of Anglo-Scandinavian Eparchy of the Serbian Orthodox Church visited on 22 and 23 April Serbian community in Finland and served liturgy in the Church of St. Trinity in Helsinki.


Europian Film Week in Helsinki

18th of April, 2017.

Serbian film "Next to me" directed by Stevan Filipovic opened traditional Europian Film Week in Helsinki organized by the Europian Commission Representation in Finland and the Europian Parlament Information Office in Finland.

Photo: Ambassador Sasa Obradovic  addresses the audience before the screening of the film.

 


Elections for the President of the Republic of Serbia

2nd of April 2017

The Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Helsinki opened a poll station for the first time in the elections for the President of the Republic.

Eighty citizens voted.

Aleksandar Vučić was elected as the new president.

 


Ambassador Saša Obradović visited orthodox communities in Eastern Lapland: Rovaniemi, Ivalo, Nellim and Sevettijarvi

24th of March 2017

Ambassador Saša Obradović, invited by Oulu Diaces of the Finish Orthodox Church, visited orthodox communities in Eastern Lapland: Rovaniemi, Ivalo, Nellim and Sevettijarvi, where he visited also the House of Scolt Sami, one of the rare indigenous people in Europe.  


Sretenje, National day of the Republic of Serbia

15th of February 2017

Sretenje, National day of the Republic of Serbia was formally celebrated at the Embassy.

 

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Anual celebration of Serbian-Finish Society

4th of February, 2017.

Employees of the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Helsinki attended the traditional anual celebration of Serbian-Finish society in Helsinki.


Slavic Centre of the Department of Modern Languages students at the University of Helsinki, marked the Day of Saint Sava

27th of January 2017

On the thematic lecture during this occasion, which was attended by the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the Republic of Finland, HE Saša Obradović, the students in the Serbian language, performed a hymn to St. Sava.

HE Ambassador Saša Obradović, gave a lecture on St. Sava, its multiple significance in Serbian history, with special emphasis on his work of enlightenment.


Registering in military records

24th January 2017

Registering in military records


Registering boys who will turn 18 this year in the military records has begun during January. A general request for registration in the military records has been made to boys born in 1999 and older, who have not been registered in the military records yet for some reason, to come to the centres of the Ministry of Defence in their towns and fulfil that legal obligation. One should bring ID card or in case they do not have it, some other public document which can serve as proof of identity.

Boys who reside abroad should exercise their right and fulfil the legal obligation in the closest embassy or consulate in the country of residence.

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H.E. Mr Saša Obradović presented the Letter of Credence to the President of Finland

17th January 2017

The appointed Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the Republic of Finland, H.E. Sasa Obradovic presented his Letter of Credence to the President of the Republic of Finland Mr Sauli Niinistö,  in a formal audience at the Presidential Palace.

 

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The Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the People's Republic of China on mutual visa exemption for holders of ordinary passports

30th of December 2016.

The Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the People's Republic of China on mutual visa exemption for  holders of ordinary passports, signed in Riga, on 5 November 2016, will take effect on 15 January 2017.

Based on this Agreement, nationals of the Republic of Serbia and of People's Republic of China   who are holders of ordinary passaports, will have the right to enter into, transit  through and stay on the territory of the other Party without visa in the period not exceeding 30 days.


HE Metropolitan Elia of Oulu visited the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Helsinki

28th of December 2016.

His Eminence, Metropolitan Elia of Oulu, visited the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Helsinki, and met with Ambassador Sasa Obradovic.

 


Visit of Mr. Vladan Jovanovic, president of the "Serbian-finnish society"

20th of December 2016.

Mr. Vladan Jovanovic, president of the  “Serbian-finish society”, the association that deals with the development of cultural ties between the Finnish and Serbian nation, strengthening of cooperation and friendship between them, visited the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Helsinki.

During the conversation with Ambassador Sasa Obradovic, both sides expressed readiness to continue cooperation and also discussed concrete possibilities for its further improvement.

 


Visit of professor Johanna Virkkula

 

13th of December 2016.

 

Professor Johanna Virkkula from the Slavistic Centre, Department for Modern Languages, University of Helsinki, who teaches Serbian language and culture, visited the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Helsinki.

During the conversation with Ambassador Sasa Obradovic, they discussed the possibilities for intensifying cooperation in the field of promotion of the Serbian language and culture in the Republic of Finland. 


Visit of H.E. Pertti Ikonen, Ambassador of the Republic of Finland in the Republic of Serbia

2nd of December 2016.

 

The Ambassador of the Republic of Finland in the Republic of Serbia, H.E. Pertti Ikonen and his economic advisor Mr. Igor Madzarevic, visited the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Helsinki.

During the meeting, they exchanged impessions from the meeting "The possibilities for bussines in Serbia, Macedonia and Montenegro", which was held at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Finland and attended by Ambassador Sasa Obradovic.


Visit of the representatives of theRepublic of Serbia, participants at the conference "SLUSH 2016"

30th of November 2016.

Delegation which included representatives from "OrganicNet" company, Ministry of education, science and technological development and Innovation Fund, upon invitation of the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia in Finland, H.E. Sasa Obradovic, visited the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Helsinki.

Representatives of the Republic of Serbia have previously participated at the leading Europian conference for "startup" companies - "SLUSH 2016", which was held in Helsinki from 30th of November until 1st of December. During the meeting they talked about their impressions from the conference and opportunities for cooperation with Republic of Finland in the field of innovative technologies.

 

 


Arrival of the Ambassador Sasa Obradovic

23rd of November 2016.

 

By the decree of the President of the Republic of Serbia on 18th of October 2016, Mr. Sasa Obradovic is appointed as Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia in the Republic of Finland.

H.E. Sasa Obradovic arrived to Republic of Finland on 23rd of November 2016. and assumed his duties.


H.E. Slavko Kruljevic recall from the Ambassador of Republic of Serbia in Finland office

16th November 2016.

 

In accordance with the conclusion of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, at the session held on 13th of September 2016, H.E. Slavko Kruljevic Extarordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia in Finland relinquished his duties and left Republic of Finland on 16th of November 2016.

Pending the arrival of his successor, Isidora Djordjevic, deputy head of mission, will be Charge d'Affaires a.i. 


INVITATION TO TENDER FOR THE PROVISION OF REAL ESTATE SALES SERVICES

INVITATION TO TENDER FOR THE PROVISION OF REAL ESTATE SALES SERVICES – THE SALE OF DIPLOMATIC REAL ESTATE IN NEW YORK (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA), TOKYO (JAPAN), BONN (GERMANY), AND BERNE (SWITZERLAND)

- Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Croatia, the Republic of Macedonia, the Republic of Slovenia, and the Republic of Serbia – as the sole Successor States to the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (hereinafter “the SFRY”) – and the co-owners of diplomatic and consular property of the SFRY, as the previous title owner, hereby issue an invitation to tender for the provision of the service of brokering the sale of the following immovable property (The information on property in this invitation to tender are only indicative. The Successor States accept no responsibility for their accuracy. Precise information may be obtained by consulting public databases of the countries where the immovable property is located. The Successor States will submit relevant data in their possession regarding the immovable property listed in this invitation to tender to the successful tenderer after the completion of the selection process.):

a) Permanent Mission of the SFRY to the UN, New York, USA (854 Fifth Avenue, N.Y. 10065); additional indicative data: block 1391, Lot 6, site area 3,600 sq. ft./30 x 120, gross living area 16,125 sq. ft, est. 1910;

b) Residence of the Permanent Representative of the SFRY to the UN, New York, USA (730 Park Avenue, N.Y. 10021); additional indicative data: Apt. 16/17B, cooperative interest, 718/30.000 shares, block 1385, Lot 37, project name: Park 71st St. Corp., gross living area above grade 4,294 sq. ft., Act. Age: 1929;

c) Embassy and residence of the SFRY in Tokyo, Japan (7-24, 4-chome, Kitashinagawa Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo); additional indicative data: land 316-37 Kita Shinagawa 4-Chome, Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo, registered total area 995.27 m2 (app. 28 m x 30 m), building 316-37 Kita Shinagawa 4-Chome, Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo, total floor area 1,725.70 m2 (size in building design document), time of completion 1965;

d) Embassy of the SFRY in Bonn, Germany (Schlossallee 5, 5300 Bonn 2), additional indicative data: land register Mehlem, entry no. 2,865, building and garden/courtyard area 5,441 m2, Schlossallee 1 and 5, floor area 1,565 m2 (ground floor, cellar, attic, underground garage with 14 parking spaces);

e) Embassy and residence of the SFRY in Berne, Switzerland (Seminarstrasse 5, 3006 Bern), additional indicative data: estate: nr. 199 Bern 4, land area: total 1,760 m2, building gross area 540 m2, garden area/courtyard 1,220 m2, construction year: 1978.

 

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