Minister for European Affairs Tuppurainen to European Parliament plenary session
Minister for European Affairs Tytti Tuppurainen will attend the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg on 17–18 September. The topics on the agenda include Amazon forest fires, the UK’s withdrawal from the EU (Brexit), and fight against cancer.
In the European Parliament Minister Tuppurainen represents the Council of the European Union, where Finland holds the Presidency from July to December 2019. The Presidency of the Council of the EU takes part in the inter-institutional dialogue with the Members of the European Parliament and the Commissioners and speaks for the Council in the plenary session of the European Parliament. Minister Tuppurainen will also deputise for the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy in the discussion on external relations.
Inquiries: Tuomas Nirkkonen, Senior Specialist for EU Affairs, tel. +358 295 160 597 and Matti Niemi, Special Adviser, tel. +358 45 679 1717, Prime Minister’s Office