Prime Minister Sipilä and Prime Minister of Luxembourg Bettel to meet in Helsinki

Government Communications Department 11.3.2019 9.01 | Published in English on 11.3.2019 at 11.44
Press release 149/2019
Pääministeri Sipilä ja Luxemburgin pääministeri Xavier Bettel

On Tuesday 12 March, Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel will visit Finland to meet Prime Minister Juha Sipilä. The meeting will take place at the Prime Minister’s Official Residence Kesäranta, where the two prime minister’s will talk about the key themes for Finland’s upcoming Presidency of the Council of the EU and other topical EU affairs.

During the Presidency Finland will focus on completing the Multiannual Financial Framework, i.e. the EU’s long-term budget, developing the Single Market, deepening cooperation in the EU’s security and defence policy, and more efficient Union action to mitigate climate change.

The last time Prime Minister Sipilä visited Luxembourg and met Prime Minister Bettel and the country’s other leaders was in March 2018.

Inquiries: Kare Halonen, State Secretary for EU Affairs, tel. +358 295 160 319, Niina Nurkkala, Special Adviser (EU Affairs), tel. +358 295 160 380 and Anne Sjöholm, Head of Communications for EU Affairs, tel. +358 40 537 0733, Prime Minister’s Office