Prime Minister Rinne to the Czech Republic

Government Communications Department 23.9.2019 15.08 | Published in English on 23.9.2019 at 15.31
Press release 476/2019

On Monday 30 September, Prime Minister Antti Rinne will meet the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Andrej Babiš in Prague. This is Antti Rinne’s first visit to the Czech Republic as the Prime Minister of Finland.

The Prime Ministers will discuss bilateral relations between the two countries and topical EU issues, including the next Multiannual Financial Framework, sustainable development and climate issues, single market, situation in terms of the rule of law, EU enlargement, migration and Brexit. Prime Minister Rinne will also tell about the priorities and arrangements for Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU. The Czech Republic will hold the Presidency in 2022.

During his visit, Prime Minister Rinne will also meet the Minister of the Interior of the Czech Republic Jan Hamáček and discuss with Czech experts specialised in climate change and energy issues.

Inquiries: Jari Luoto, State Under-Secretary for EU Affairs, tel. +358 50 468 5949, Pilvi-Elina Kupias, Special Adviser (EU Affairs), tel. +358 295 160 995, Dimitri Qvintus, Special Adviser (Media Relations), tel. +358 50 574 0956 and Anne Sjöholm, Head of Communications for EU and International Affairs, tel. +358 40 537 0733, Prime Minister’s Office