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Minister Tuppurainen and Spanish State Secretary Juan González-Barba Pera to meet in Oulu

Government Communications Department
11.6.2021 12.08 | Published in English on 11.6.2021 at 14.10
Press release 376/2021

Minister for European Affairs and Ownership Steering Tytti Tuppurainen and Spanish State Secretary for the European Union Juan González-Barba Pera will meet in Oulu on Monday 14 June. The meeting will focus on current European Union affairs, such as economic recovery, the rule of law and EU-Russia relations.

The meeting will also highlight regional development of sparsely populated areas, the 6G flagship focusing on developing wireless network technologies, the importance of innovation, and the selection of Oulu as a European Capital of Culture for 2026. In addition to discussions, the programme will include a visit to Oulu Museum of Art, the University of Oulu, and the Nokia 5G test laboratory.

“It is a pleasure to present the wide-ranging expertise of my home city of Oulu while taking this valuable opportunity to set out the challenges faced in the sparsely populated areas of Eastern and Northern Finland, and the importance of recognition in the EU accession treaty of Finland of criteria for special support of sparsely populated northern territories,” Minister Tuppurainen explains.

Minister Tuppurainen and State Secretary González-Barba Pera are colleagues on the EU General Affairs Council (GAC), which is responsible for several cross-cutting EU policies, such as EU enlargement, cohesion policy and the rule of law.

Inquiries: Satu Keskinen, Head of Unit, tel. +358 29 516 0302, and Emilia Tervonen, Special Adviser, tel. +358 29 516 1035, Prime Minister’s Office

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