Embassy of the Czech Republic                                                                    in Helsinki

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Survey of Mutual Visits

Survey of mutual visits between The Czech Republic and Finland

Year 2014

March 19, 2014

1st Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Petr Drulák had consultation meetings at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland on 19 March 2014. He had discussions with Secretary of State Mr. Peter Stenlund and Under-Secretary of State for foreign and security policy Mr. Jaakko Laajava. A part of the working program was also Petr Drulák´s speech at "The Conscience of Europe" conference.

Year 2013

December 10-13, 2013

Visit of the Committee on Education, Science, Culture, Human Rights and Petitions of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic visited Finland. The main target of the working visit was to learn about the Finnish education system in details as well as about the initiatives of the Finnish state for the support of innovative research projects.

November 29, 2013

Consultations of Mr. Jiří Kuděla, Director of Strategy, Analysis & Project Management Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of CR with Mr. Antti Kaski, Director for Policy Planning and Research of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, in Helsinki.

September 10 – 12, 2013

Visit of Ambassador-at-large for construction of Temelín nuclear power station Mr. Václav Bartuška at the construction site of nuclear power station Olkiluoto3. Negotiations with companies TVO, Fennovoima, representatives of Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) and Ministry of Employment and Economy of Finland.    

September 5 – 6, 2013

Visit of President of the Supreme Court JUDr. Iva Brožová in Helsinki where she participated in a joint meeting of judges of The Court of Justice of the EU and The European Court of Human Rights.  

September 5 – 6, 2013

Visit of Under-Secretary of State for foreign and security policy Mr. Jaakko Laajava in the Czech Republic. During the visit Mr. J. Laajava participated in the conference “Prague Agenda” and on 6th September he also had negotiations with the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Mr. Jiří Schneider.   

May 29, 2013

Consultations of Mr. Karel Hejč, Director of Inspection General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of CR. with Mr. Pekka Wuoristo, Inspector-General of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.

April 18 – 19, 2013

Visit of the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Petr Nečas in Finland. In Helsinki the Prime Minister met Speaker of the Finnish Parliament Eero Heinäluoma, Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen and President Sauli Niinistö. During the visit a Czech-Finnish business forum was organized with the participation of business delegations from the both countries.

January 23, 2013

Director of The Institute of International Relations Prof. Petr Drulák, Ph.D. participated in a seminar on Eurozone crisis "Still an option? The view on the euro crisis in and outside the Eurozone".

Year 2012

November 22, 2012

Consultations of State Secretary of the Ministry for Foreign Affaires of Finland Jaakko Laajava with First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and State Secretary for EU Affairs Jiří Schneider in Prague. The Director of Unit for Central, Western and Southern Europe Päivi Pohjanheimo also took part in the consultations.

September 9 – 11, 2012

Participation of the members of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic Mr. Václav Kubata and Mr. Ladislav Skopal on a meeting of the Political Affairs Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Helsinki.

August 6 – 10, 2012

Visit of 12 programming managers from the European Regional Development Fund Department of the Prague City Hall. During their stay in Finland managers visited several state institutions encl. the Ministry of Employment and Economy and TEKES – the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation. They learned practical experience when visiting the city of Kotka and having consultations with the Regional Government and Regional Development Company Cursor.

July 19 - 21, 2012

Visit of Ambassador-at-Large for energy Václav Bartuška and Ján Štuller, Director of the Department for licensing new sources of The State Office for Nuclear Safety, on a building site of the nuclear power plant Olkiluoto 3. Negotiations with companies TVO and Areva.

June 1, 2012

On June 1st, 2012, Ministr Kuba and other experts on energy paid a visit to the site of the nuclear power plant Olkiluoto  3 and the spent fuel repository in Onkalo. He discussed with the representatives of the investor, TVO Oy, and the repository, Posiva Oy, about the ongoing works and experiences from the nuclear power plant´s construction.

May 28, 2012

Consultations of Ms. Nina Vaskunlahti, Director General of the Department for Eastern Europe and Central Asia at the MFA of Finland and Ms. P. Blinnikka, Head of the Unit for Passports and Visa at the MFA of Finland with J. Kurfürst, Director General of the European Section of the MFA of the CR, J. Vyčítal, Director of the Consular Policy and Methodology Department of the MFA of the CR and M. Košatka, Director of the North and East Europe Department of the MFA of the CR in Prague.

May 5th – 7th, 2012

Visit of prof. Michal Mejstřík hosted by the International Chamber of Commerce. Prof. Mejstřík met representatives of Finnish enterprise and state, gave his views on the Competitiveness of a Small Economy and also visited the biggest Finnish firm Nokia.

April 16 – 18, 2012

Working visit of a delegation of the Committeefor science, education, culture, youth and sport of the Chamber of Deputiesof the Parliament of the Czech Republic. The delegation was led by parliament member Vlasta Bohdalová, the other members of the delegation were Adam Rykala and Ivana Levá. Besides the discussions with the Education and Culture Committee and the Committee for the Future of the Parliament of Finland the delegation visited the Ministry of Education and The Finnish National Board of Education.

April 12, 2012

The consultations of the Chief of Protocol of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Mr. Mikko Jokela with the Chief of Diplomatic Protocol of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Mr. Tomáš Pernický.

YEAR 2011

October 31 - November 3, 2011

Working visit of a delegation of the Committee on Health and Social Policy of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic led by the chairwoman of the Committee Mrs. Daniela Filipiová. The other members of the delegation were Senators Zdeněk Schwarz, Miluše Horská and Jan Žaloudík. Besides a meeting with the Social Affairs and Health Committee of the Parliament of Finland the delegation visited the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, a hospital in the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS), A-Clinic Foundation for drug addicts and Helsinki City Rescue Department.

October 17, 2011

Participation of the Ambassador of the Czech Republic in Russian Federation in the international conference ”Empowering Euro-Atlantic Security – New Challenges, Threats and Opportunities” in Helsinki

August 21 – 24, 2001

Visit of Ambassador-at-Large for energy Václav Bartuška and Vice-Chairman of State Office for Nuclear Safety Petr Krs in Helsinki. Negotiations with energy company FORTUM, Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority STUK, company TVO, Areva, Director General of  Energy Department of the Ministry of Employment and Economy Esa Härmälä. Visit in the nuclear power station Olkiluoto 3.

June 2 – 3, 2011

State Secretary of MFA Finland P. Torstila´s consultations with First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of CR J. Schneider, General Secretary of MFA CR J. Plíšek, Director General of European Section of MFA CR P. Buriánek, Ambassador-at-Large for energy V. Bartuška and Ambassador-at-Large for Eastern Partnership P. Mareš

YEAR 2010

September 23 – 24, 2010

Two days visit of  the Chairman of the Finnish Parliament Sauli Niinistö in Prague

YEAR 2009

September 28 – 30, 2009 

Visit of Deputy Minister of Education Klára Laurenčíková

September 14 – 16, 2009

Visit of Ambassador at large for energy Mr. Václav Bartuška

August 13 – 15, 2009:

Delegation of National Economic Council (NERV) led by Mr. Tomáš Sedláček + Mr. Jan Mühlfeit

YEAR 2008

December 16 – 17, 2008

Working visit of Deputy Minister of Justice of CR Mr. Tomáš Boček

December 3 – 5, 2008

Visit of Minister of Foreign Affaires CR Karel Schwarzenberg in Helsinki at the occasion of summit OSCE; in the period of December 1 – 5 six member preparatory group was working in Helsinki

November 18 – 19, 2008

Working visit of First Deputy Minister of Environmetn CR Jan Dusík

November 4, 2008

Official visit of Finnish Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen in CR

October 29, 2008

Working visit of Minister for Employment and Economy Mauri Pekkarinen in CR

September 23, 2008

Political consultations of Under-secretary of state of MFA FI Markus Lyra with Director General of European Section of MFA CR Petr Buriánek in Prague

June 26 – 27, 2008

Working visit of Deputy Minister and General Secretary of MFA Martin Čermák during a meeting of State Secretaries of EU member states in Helsinki

May 18 – 20, 2008

Working visit of a delegation of Commerce Committee of the Parliament of CR, led by Vice-chairman of the Committee Aleš Rádl

May 13, 2008

Working visit of Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland Alexander Stubb in CR

May 5 – 7, 2008

Working visit of Director of  EUGA of MFA CR Radek Pech

April 22 – 23, 2008

Working visit of Director of CFSP Department of MFA CZ Václav Bálek

April 7 – 10, 2008

Working visit of a delegation of Committee on Budgetary Control of the Parliament of CR; led by Vice-chairman of the Committee Libor Ježek

April 2 – 3, 2008

Working visit of Deputy Minister of Environment Rut Bízková at the occasion of the first meeting of ECHA (European Chemicals Agency)

March 31, 2008

Working visit of Minister of Migration and European affaires Astrid Thors in CR; negotiations with Vice-Premier and Minister of European Affaires Alexandr Vondra and Minister of Interior Ivan Langer.

YEAR 2007

December 1 – 5, 2007

Delegation of the Supreme Audit Office led by its Chairman František Dohnal at the occasion of the meeting of Contact Committee of Presidents of supreme audit offices in EU. The meeting was organized by National Audit Office of Finland. Embassy of CR in Helsinki arranged the transfers, additional program and a working meeting of the delegation with Embassy diplomats

September 24 – 28, 2007

Working visit of First Deputy Minister of Interior for inner security Jaroslav Salivara (accompanied by a delegation of Headquarters of Fire Rescue Service of CR)

May 30 – June 1, 2007

Visit of a delegation of Committee on Petitions of the Parliament of CR, led by its Chairman Z. Bebarová-Rujbrová

May 23 – 25, 2007

Visit of M. Pastvinský, Director of the Development and Project Cooperation Department of MFA CR

January 17 – 18, 2007

Political consultations of Political Director M. Povejšil and Director of CFSP Department V. Bálek in Helsinki