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Minister Tuppurainen and Tibor Navracsics, Hungary’s Minister for Regional Development and EU Funds, will meet in Helsinki

Government Communications Department
Publication date 25.8.2022 16.48
Press release 498/2022
Ministers Tytti Tuppurainen and Tibor Navracsics

Minister for European Affairs and Ownership Steering Tytti Tuppurainen and Hungary’s Minister for Regional Development and EU Funds Tibor Navracsics will meet in Helsinki on Friday 26 August. The Ministers will discuss EU funds, questions concerning the rule of law, the security situation in Europe, energy, and bilateral relations between the two countries.

The topics on the agenda include the current state of implementation of the EU’s Multiannual Financial Framework (2021–2027). Climate action, the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine and the COVID-19 pandemic pose economic challenges to the Member States, and the EU must be able to respond to them. Other topics include the rule of law and conditionality of EU funding. 

The Ministers will also discuss the consequences of the Russian war of aggression and the bilateral relations between Finland and Hungary. Historically, Finland has enjoyed good and close relations with Hungary. Hungary supports Finland’s NATO membership, but the ratification process in the Hungarian Parliament is still under way.

Inquiries: Emilia Tervonen, Special Adviser, tel. +358 50 552 0676 and Satu Keskinen, State Under-Secretary for EU Affairs, tel. +358 295 160 302, Prime Minister’s Office