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The "Right to Know Day" seminar opens the 250th Anniversary Year of the World´s first FOIA (4 Dec)
CEO Klaus Regling addressed the Anders Chydenius Free Trade Seminar 2012
Finnish-Swedish "Freedom of Information Day" celebrated for the fifth time (2 Dec)
Chydenius’ works introduced to Ambassadors
"The National Gain" of Chydenius was published in Italian
Finnish-Swedish "Freedom of Information Day" in Stockholm (2 Dec)

Transport, the EU and the USA were discussed in the Free Trade Seminar 2015

The Anders Chydenius Foundation has traditionally organised in Kokkola an annual Free Trade Seminar, which has become a prominent discussion forum in Finland. In the 2015 seminar, introductions were given by Minister of Transport and Communication Anne Berner, the former Finance Minister MP Jutta Urpilainen as well as the Deputy Speaker of the European Parliament Anneli Jäätteenmäki (in photo)....


Professor: Finland to promote "access to information" as a human right

Professor Markku Suksi proposed that Finland should propose "access to information" to be adopted as a new universal human right, while speaking in the Finnish Right to Know Day seminar, organized by Anders Chydenius Foundation and Helsingin Sanomat Foundation, 2 December 2014....


Two journalists, reporting on tax havens, received Chydenius Medals

The economic reporter of Helsingin Sanomat Mr. Jyri Hänninen, also a writer of a book on tax havens, and TV reporter of YLE Mrs. Minna Knus-Galán, also an ICIJ member, received Chydenius Medals in Helsinki, 2 December 2008, for their pioneering work of international significance in investigative journalism on tax havens and illegal capital flows....


Openness was discussed in the Finnish Parliament

On the 245th Anniversary of the World"s First Freedom of Information Law, 2 December 2011, The Anders Chydenius Foundation together with Finnish Parliamentary Committee for Future and Finnish League for Human Rights organised a seminar on openness of democracy and on legacy of Chydenius....


The selected works of Anders Chydenius now in English

The selected works of Anders Chydenius - an outspoken defender of freedom in the eighteenth century Sweden-Finland - has now been published in English.

The book Anticipating The Wealth of Nations. The Selected Works of Anders Chydenius, 1729–1803, released by Routledge on 30 September 2011, has been edited by Maren Jonasson and Pertti Hyttinen....


Chydenius Seminar: The EU must regain its credibility

During the last three years, the Chydenius Foundation has organised in Kokkola an annual Free-Trade Seminar, which has become a prominent discussion forum in Finland. In 2011 seminar, introductions were given by Finnish Finance Minister Jutta Urpilainen, Governor of the Bank of Finland Erkki Liikanen as well as NIB President Johnny Åkerholm.

The seminar took place on the 16th of July in Kokkola, Finland....


OSCE media freedom representative received Chydenius medal

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Miklos Haraszti, received the Chydenius medal in Helsinki, 2 December 2008, for his work to promote access to governmental information.

The medal for "merit in promotion of openness internationally" was handed to him by bishop Gustav Bjorkstrand, the Chairman of the Board of the Anders Chydenius Foundation, in cooperation with Antti Isotalus, the Mayor of the City of Kokkola....


Chydenius medal was received by Linus Torvalds - the pioneer in open innovations

The Chydenius medal for Openness Merits was established by the Anders Chydenius Foundation. It marks outstanding activities on the international level that promote the Nordic principle of openness.

The first ever Chydenius openness medal was received by the chief architect of the Linux kernel, a Finnish soft ware engineer and an open source icon Linus Torvalds. Now Mr....