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Minister for European Affairs Adlercreutz to visit European Parliament

Government Communications Department
Publication date 20.11.2023 17.08
Press release
On photo Minister for European Affairs and Ownership Steering Anders Adlercreutz

Minister for European Affairs and Ownership Steering Anders Adlercreutz will visit the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France on 21–22 November. There, he will meet with the leaders of the European Parliament and its political groups, EU Commissioners, Finnish MEPs and key public officials.

“Finland is strengthening its ability to influence EU decision-making. Exerting influence on legislative drafting in the European Parliament is an important area that is often overlooked. During my trip, I will meet with key actors in the European Commission and Parliament,” says Minister Adlercreutz.

In connection with the plenary session of the European Parliament, Minister Adlercreutz will have a discussion with President of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola. The Minister’s programme will also include meetings with the leaders of the European People’s Party (EPP) and the Socialists and Democrats (S&D), Manfred Weber and Iratxe García Pérez, with Vice-Chair of Renew Europe Malik Azmani and with Co-President of the Greens/EFA Terry Reintke. Their discussions will focus on the upcoming European Parliament elections and the priorities for the EU’s next five-year legislative term in 2024–2029.
Minister Adlercreutz and Commissioner for Budget and Administration Johannes Hahn will discuss the mid-term revision of the EU’s multiannual financial framework and the budgetary implications of possible EU enlargement. Adlercreutz’s meeting with Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič will focus on the EU’s competitiveness and on climate and energy issues, among other themes.

While in Strasbourg, Minister Adlercreutz will also visit the Permanent Representation of Finland to the Council of Europe.

Inquiries: Andreas Elfving, Special Adviser, tel. +358 50 310 0274 and Satu Keskinen, State Under-Secretary for EU Affairs, tel. +358 295 160 302, Prime Minister’s Office