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Prime Minister Orpo to attend informal European Council in Brussels

Government Communications Department
Publication date 14.6.2024 15.30
Press release
In the photo Prime Minister Petteri Orpo

Prime Minister Petteri Orpo will attend the informal meeting of the European Council in Brussels on 17 June. At the meeting, the EU leaders will discuss the outcome of the European Parliament elections and upcoming appointments to high-level EU roles.

The package of appointments to be discussed at the meeting includes the candidate for the next President of the Commission, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the next President of the European Council. The discussions on senior appointments will continue at the European Council on 27–28 June.

“The new Commission must be able to start its work as soon as possible. This means the European Council has to reach an agreement on the high-level appointments in June,” says Prime Minister Orpo.

Inquiries: Tuomas Tikkanen, Special Adviser (EU Affairs), tel. +358 40 523 5768, Jari Luoto, Director General, EU Affairs Department, tel. +358 50 468 5949 and Marko Ruonala, Project Manager (Communications), tel. +358 50 522 8233, Prime Minister's Office.