Today, the Tallinn City Government spent the morning at a breakfast meeting at the Embassy of the Republic of Finland, at the invitation of Finnish Ambassador Kirsti Narinen. At the meeting, information was exchanged on the current state of cooperation projects between Tallinn and Helsinki and related to the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Finland.
Tallinn and Helsinki have several joint projects planned, for example, the development of a cross-border public transportation ticket, m-parking and travel planning, and the carrying out of the Helsinki-Tallinn tunnel feasibility study.
The celebration of “Finland 100” in Estonia will culminate on 10 June with a grand joint concert between artists from both countries at Vabaduse väljak (Freedom Square), in Tallinn. Also taking place will be several events elsewhere in Tallinn – the opening of the exhibition “100 Objects from Finland”, at Maarjamäe Palace; the offering of Finnish food, at the Telliskivi Street Food Festival; a Finland – Estonia football match, and much more.
The Tallinn City Government also held its session at the embassy, where it was decided that on the day of festivities, 10 June and the preceding day of 9 June, public transport would be free of charge in Tallinn for all citizens of the Republic of Finland. This is a gift from the City of Tallinn to its neighbouring country in honour of its anniversary.