Prime Minister Marin to attend European Council and EU-ASEAN summit in Brussels
Government Communications Department
Publication date12.12.2022 17.05 | Published in English on 13.12.2022 at 11.32
Prime Minister Sanna Marin will attend two meetings in Brussels this week: the EU-ASEAN summit on 14 December and the European Council on 15 December.
The topics on the agenda for the European Council meeting are Ukraine, energy and the economy, security and defence, the Southern Neighbourhood, and external relations.
Prime Minister Marin attended a video meeting today with President of the European Council Charles Michel and the leaders of seven other EU Member States. The meeting was in preparation for the European Council. In addition to Finland, the small group session was attended by Bulgaria, Estonia, Ireland, Hungary, Austria, Slovakia and Sweden. President Michel will also organise similar meetings for other groups of countries.
The summit of the EU Member States and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations is taking place for the first time.
Its purpose is to strengthen the EU-ASEAN strategic partnership established in 2020 and to agree on areas for closer cooperation between the EU and the ASEAN countries. At the summit, the leaders will discuss global and regional security issues, economic and trade cooperation and sustainable development, including the green and digital transition.
Inquiries: Jari Luoto, Director General, EU Affairs Department, tel. +358 50 468 5949, Lauri Voionmaa, Special Adviser (International Affairs, ASEAN), tel. +358 295 160 306, Saara Pokki, Special Adviser (EU Affairs, European Council), tel. +358 50 478 6363 and Rami Kurth, Communications Specialist (EU Affairs), tel. +358 50 465 7963, Prime Minister’s Office