Germany and Finland have enjoyed close political, economic and cultural ties since the Hanseatic era and the Reformation. After the Second World War, the traditionally good relations between Finland…
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas met his Finnish, Danish, Swedish, Icelandic and Norwegian counterparts at the 20th anniversary of the Nordic Embassies in Berlin.
Foreign Minister Maas and his counterparts in Finland, Sweden and Denmark are in complete agreement: only by taking a united approach can Europe defend its interests.
With its campaign involving like minded countries, the Federal Foreign Office wants to strengthen a core group of strongly pro European EU member states – because what the EU really needs right now is cohesion.
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is visiting Helsinki on Friday (25 May). This is his first trip to northern Europe since taking office. Finland and Germany enjoy a close partnership on many European issues such as the rule of law and security policy.