President of the European Council Van Rompuy to Helsinki
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. During his visit, President Van Rompuy will also attend the meeting of the Grand Committee in Parliament.
Joint statement by Finland and France on the deepening of the digital market
Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen met the President of France, François Hollande, on 2 October in Paris to discuss issues concerning the euro area, the development of the European Monetary Union and the EU's internal market. The countries published a joint statement on the deepening of the digital market to the President of the European Council, the Commission and the other Member States.
90 Years of Autonomy: The Åland Example as a Tool for Resolving Conflicts
The Government of Åland and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland are organising a seminar “90 Years of Autonomy: The Åland Example as a Tool for Resolving Conflicts” in Brussels on 2 October. The seminar examines how the Åland Example can be used as a model in mediation and conflict situations.
Team Finland is ready to roll
”There's a new kind of buzz in Team Finland,” said Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade Alexander Stubb when speaking about new trends in Finnish exports promotion at the Foreign Ministry's Annual Meeting of Finnish Heads of Mission on 21 August. Co-speaker with Minister Stubb, Minister of Economic Affairs Jyri Häkämies agreed: ”Team Finland is an excellent initiative, designed to facilitate things for enterprises while promoting opportunities for growth and internationalisation”.
Finland's stance on secondary market operations communicated already at Euro area summit
The EU Heads of State or Government convened in Brussels on 28-29 June. At the Eurogroup Summit, they agreed on short-term measures to alleviate the economic crisis. At the European Council meeting, the EU leaders discussed action to stabilise the EU's economy in the medium and long term.
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