Current issues

Prime Minister Stubb satisfied with his talks with Asian leaders

Prime Minister Stubb expressed his satisfaction with the ASEM Summit ending on Friday and the one-on-one talks conducted during the Summit. "In addition to bringing together one quarter of the world's states, the Summit offered a unique opportunity for holding one-on-one talks with the leaders of the Asian countries," Stubb said.

On Friday, Prime Minister Stubb had a meeting with Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang. He said that the relations between Finland and China are very good and dynamic.

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Clean technology and cooperation in the Arctic region highlighted in Prime Minister Stubb's ASEM address


Minister Toivakka: Lighter EU regulation of SMEs

Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade Lenita Toivakka endorses the recommendation issued by the Stroiber Group to exempt the smallest businesses from some EU-imposed obligations. Similarly, Toivakka supports the Group’s proposal to reduce the administrative burdens on businesses when EU regulation is implemented on the national level. The Group tasked to address the reduction of administrative burden on business presented its final report to the Commission in Brussels yesterday.

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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