Prime Minister Katainen met British Prime Minister Cameron
"Finland welcomes Britain's desire for a stronger internal market. It will improve competitiveness and employment also in Finland", said Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen. Katainen met his British counterpart David Cameron in London on Friday.
In their meeting at 10 Downing Street, the two leaders discussed the EU's key economic issues. Particular focus was attached to ways with which to improve the functioning of the internal market. The premiers also said that both the Finnish and British Government expect the EU to take concrete measures for the creation of the digital single market as this would accelerate the spread of innovations and increase GDP within the EU area by up to four per cent.
The discussions also touched on ways to strengthen economic relations between the EU and Russia. According to the premiers, the EU should also take increasingly effective action to help small entrepreneurs in Europe to safeguard their businesses.
While in London, Prime Minister Katainen also held talks with the Governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn Allister King.
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