President of the European Council Van Rompuy to Helsinki

Government press release 11.10.2012


President of the European Council Van Rompuy to Helsinki

Eurooppa-neuvoston puheenjohtaja Herman Van RompuyPresident of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy. Photo: Council of the European Union

President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy will meet Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen in Helsinki on 12 October. Discussions will focus on key EU issues such as the situation in the euro area, the development of the European Monetary Union, and the EU’s multiannual financial framework for 2014–2020. The visit makes part of President Van Rompuy's tour of the EU capitals to make preparations for the meeting of the European Council next week.

During his visit, President Van Rompuy will also attend the meeting of the Grand Committee in Parliament and meet the Speaker of Parliament Eero Heinäluoma.


Pasi Rajala, Special Adviser, EU Affairs, Prime Minister’s Office, tel. +358 9 1602 2055 or +358 400 464 393 and Kari Mokko, Director of Government Communications, tel. +358 9 1602 2012 or +358 40 751 3281

Programme in Parliament: Peter Saramo, Committee Counsellor, Grand Committee, tel. +358 50 381 9494 and Sami Pekola, Communications Officer (media arrangements), tel. +358 50 574 2540