Current issues

Seminar on the future of the EU Area of Justice and the Rule of Law 28 April

A high level discussion seminar regarding the future of the European Area of Justice, fundamental rights and the rule of law is held on Monday 28 April at 14.15 - 16.15 at the Great Hall, University of Helsinki. Seminar speakers include Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmström, and Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henriksson, as well as a number of Ministers of Justice from other EU member states. The seminar is open for the public.

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Elections to the European Parliament on 25 May 2014

Elections to the European Parliament (European elections) are held in the Member States of the European Union between 22 and 25 May. In the elections, 751 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from 28 Member States are elected for the next five-year term.

The election day in Finland is Sunday, 25 May. Thirteen MEPs are elected from Finland.

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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