Current issues

Prime Minister Stubb to Berlin, Copenhagen and Paris

On Monday 29 September Prime Minister Stubb will meet the German Chancellor Angela Merkel for discussions on the economic situation in Europe, climate and energy issues, and the situation in Ukraine. In Berlin, Prime Minister Stubb will also meet the German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble.

 

On Tuesday 30 September Prime Minister Stubb’s itinerary continues in Copenhagen where he will meet his colleague, the Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt. The main topic of the prime ministers’ meeting is preparation for the European Council at the end of October.

 

On Wednesday 1 October Prime Minister Stubb will meet the French Prime Minister Manuel Valls in Paris. At the meeting, the prime ministers will discuss economic issues, among other topics. On the final day of his trip, Thursday 2 October, Prime Minister Stubb will meet the President of France François Hollande.

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Minister Toivakka to visit Strasbourg

Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade Lenita Toivakka will visit the European Parliament in Strasbourg on 16 September. On her visit, Minister Toivakka will meet, among others, Secretary-General of the European Parliament Klaus Welle, Chairman of the Committee on International Trade Bernd Lange, Chairman of the Group of the European People’s Party Manfred Weber, Finnish Members of the European Parliament, and particularly Members of Parliament who focus on the activities of small and medium-sized enterprises.

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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