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Finland's EU policy priorities: competitiveness, better regulation and Union as a strong global actor

In 2015, Finland's EU policy priorities will include competitiveness to strengthen growth and employment, better regulation and Union as a strong global actor. The Government sets out its most important EU policy objectives each year. The newly appointed EU institutions have recently begun their work and next year will be important in terms of developing interinstitutional relations.

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Finland's EU policy priorities in 2015 (in Finnish only) 


EU support for the Finnish milk sector to deal with the export crisis

The EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan announced today that the Union supports the Finnish milk producers suffering from the Russian import ban by 10.7 million euros.

 

– This Commission support to Finland is good news indeed, says Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Petteri Orpo. – It is an important addition to the 22.5 million euros already granted from our national funds to deal with the Russian crisis, most of this targeted to the milk sector.

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Cabinet Committee on European Union Affairs

The Cabinet Committee on European Union Affairs meets every week, usually on Fridays, to discuss politically, economically and legally important EU matters. A list of the items on the Cabinet Committee's agenda is made public in the afternoon of the day before the meeting.

 

Items on the Cabinet Committee's agenda (in Finnish)

 

Government Report on EU Policy

On 13 June, the Government adopted a report on EU policy which sets out the Government's EU policy objectives and provides the Government's response to questions about the EU's future. Finland is committed to the single currency, strengthening the Economic and Monetary Union and supporting closer integration.

 

Government Report on EU Policy