Important dates


1 July

The use of seat belts in cars is made compulsory in Finland. Helmets become compulsory for motorcyclists.

30 July–1 August

A document signed by the representatives of the 33 European States, the US and Canada attending the Helsinki Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) seals the European political dichotomy. On the other hand, it increases awareness of human rights in Eastern European countries.