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Minister of Defence Kaikkonen to attend workshop on EU's Strategic Compass

Ministry of Defence
Publication date 20.10.2021 15.00 | Published in English on 20.10.2021 at 15.10
Press release
Minister of Defence Antti Kaikkonen will participate in the EU's Strategic Compass workshop in Brussels on Thursday 21 October 2021. The Strategic Compass means determining the direction of the EU's security and defence cooperation and clarifying the objectives over the next 5 to 10 years.
During the workshop, the ministers will discuss, among other things, the EU's ability to respond to crises, response to hybrid threats, the EU's capabilities and cooperation between the EU and NATO.
This workshop will be the last ministerial level discussion before the first draft of the Strategic Compass is discussed at the Foreign Affairs Council in November.
On Thursday 21 October, Minister Kaikkonen will also attend the ministerial meeting of the Framework Nation Concept (FNC) led by Germany. The aim of the meeting is to approve the FNC's annual progress report and discuss the future prospects of FNC cooperation.
Inquiries: Ilmari Uljas, Special Adviser (Strategic Compass), tel. +358 295 140 048, Samuli Puhakka, Special Adviser (FNC), tel. +358 295 140 089, and Emma Virkkunen, Planning Officer (communications), tel. + 358 295 140 176.

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