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Prime Minister Marin to attend EU meeting in France

Government Communications Department
Publication date 9.3.2022 16.36 | Published in English on 10.3.2022 at 11.05
Press release 164/2022

Prime Minister Sanna Marin will attend the informal meeting of EU heads of state or government in Versailles, France, on 10 and 11 March. At the meeting, the EU leaders will discuss Russia’s military attack on Ukraine and focus on ways to strengthen the Union’s defence capabilities, reduce energy dependency and build a more robust economic base.

The leaders will adopt the Versailles declaration emphasising stronger investments in European defence and capabilities, among other things. The meeting will also include a discussion on the applications for EU membership submitted by Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova.

Inquiries: Jari Luoto, State Under-Secretary for European Affairs, tel. +358 50 468 5949, Tuulia Pitkänen, Special Adviser (EU Affairs), tel. +358 295 160 231, and Anne Sjöholm, Head of Communications for EU Affairs, tel. +358 40 537 0733, Prime Minister’s Office