About this website
Prime Minister’s Office, Finland
Government Communications Unit
Tel. +358 9 16 001
© Prime Minister’s Office, Finland
This website of Finland’s EU Presidency is available at www.eu2006.fi and www.ue2006.fi. Finland holds the six-month Presidency of the European Union between 1 July and 31 December 2006.
The website is published in English and French. Certain Presidency material will also be published in other official EU languages.
During the Presidency the website will be updated daily. After the Presidency, the website will no longer be updated but will still be available for reference at the aforementioned address.
The website is designed and maintained, in cooperation with other partners, by the EU Presidency Web Team at the Prime Minister’s Office. The Team consists of a editor-in-chief, two editors and two specialists who are responsible for the website and its maintenance during the Presidency. The contact details of the Prime Minister’s Office are available under Contact us.
Recommended Finland Oy designed the graphic image of the website. Ch5 Finland Oy was responsible for the technical operation of the website. In the preparation of the website, particular attention was devoted to its ease of use.
This website is the most important channel of public communication during Finland’s Presidency of the EU.
The calendar gives information on the meetings and events organised during the Presidency.
Press releases, background information and conclusions related to the Presidency are available under News and Documents. In addition to topical material, the website provides information on the European Union, the EU Presidency and Finland.
Media representatives can find information on accreditation, hotel reservations and travelling arrangements under Media Services. The section also offers, for use by the media, photographs, webcasts and recordings plus a newsletter and SMS service. Instructions on use of the Presidency photographs can be found under Photos.
The Prime Minister’s Office, or the provider of information mentioned in connection with the material, owns the copyright of the texts and photographs published on the website. For instance, the copyright of press releases and speeches is held by the Government Ministry that issues the text.
Text material can be freely used and linked provided that the user makes a reference to the original source. Use of text material for commercial purposes requires prior agreement with the Prime Minister’s Office. Use of the Presidency logo or other such symbols that appear on the website requires prior agreement with individual copyright holders. The same applies to any material linked to the website. Instructions on use of the EU Presidency logo can be found under Logo.
The site also contains PDF documents and RealMedia files. To read PDF files, the Adobe Acrobat Reader program is required. A free application for the program is available on the Adobe website at www.adobe.com.
Software, such as the RealPlayer Program, that is able to play RealMedia files (.rm), is required to view webcasts. A free application for the program can be downloaded at www.real.com.
The Government Communications Unit at the Prime Minister’s Office is responsible for maintenance of the website. The European Union and Government Ministries are responsible for the contents of the press releases and speeches on the website.
In making the contents available, every effort is made to keep information up-to-date and accurate. The Prime Minister’s Office is not responsible for any expenses or damage incurred by the user because of errors that might exist on the website. Nor is the ministry responsible for any harm caused by technical errors or by any material published by external parties and linked to the website.
Links to other websites are carefully selected. The Prime Minister’s Office is not responsible for the availability of the linked sites, nor for the contents, topicality or accuracy of such sites. The Prime Minister’s Office is not liable for any loss or damage incurred through the use of this website or through the use of any services provided through this website.
Handling of personal data
The Prime Minister’s Office is committed, under the Personal Data Act, to protecting the privacy and personal data of visitors to the website. We do not collect data that would enable the identification of individual visitors. We only request e-mail addresses or other contact details in order to respond to questions or feedback, or to mail newsletters or press releases subscribed by users. A mobile phone number is a prerequisite for the use of the SMS news service.
No personal data about visitors to the website are collected. The information collected on the use of the website consists of general statistical data that are used for developing Internet services. Such data include:
- the user’s IP address,
- time of day,
- the pages viewed,
- browser type.
For further information on the website, please contact the Government Communications Unit at email@example.com.