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Prime Minister Sipilä to EU-Western Balkans summit in Sofia

Government Communications Department 11.5.2018 14.35
Press release 249/2018
Prime Minister Sipilä to EU-Western Balkans summit in Sofia

Prime Minister Juha Sipilä will attend the EU-Western Balkans summit in Sofia, Bulgaria, on 17 May. Prime Minister Sipilä will also attend the informal dinner of the EU Heads of State or Government on Wednesday 16 May to discuss digital Europe, research and innovation.

The aim of the EU-Western Balkans summit is to strengthen the relations between the EU and the Western Balkan countries. Besides the EU Heads of State or Government, the summit will be attended by leaders from the 6 Western Balkans partners: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Kosovo.

Inquiries: Kare Halonen, State Secretary for EU Affairs, tel. +358 295 160 319, Riikka Pakarinen, Special Adviser (EU Affairs), tel. +358 40 580 0833 and Anne Sjöholm, Head of Communications for EU Affairs, tel. +358 40 537 0733, Prime Minister’s Office