Prime Minister Sipilä to attend Special European Council

Government Communications Department 9.4.2019 11.21 | Published in English on 9.4.2019 at 16.32
Press release 191/2019

Prime Minister Juha Sipilä will attend a special meeting of the European Council (Art. 50) to be held in Brussels on Wednesday 10 April. The European Council will discuss the latest developments on Brexit and decide on the next steps in the withdrawal process.

In its votes on 15 January, 12 March and 29 March, the UK House of Commons voted against the withdrawal agreement negotiated with the EU. The United Kingdom is expected to indicate a way forward by the meeting of the European Council. Unless other measures have been agreed on by 12 April, the United Kingdom will leave the EU without a withdrawal agreement.

Inquiries: Kare Halonen, State Secretary for EU Affairs, tel. +358 295 160 319, Niina Nurkkala, Special Adviser (EU Affairs), tel.  +358 50 347 2661, and Anne Sjöholm, Head of Communications for EU Affairs, tel. +358 40 537 0733, Prime Minister’s Office