EU Foreign Ministers to meet owing to the situation in Egypt
The EU Foreign Ministers will convene for an extraordinary Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Brussels on Wednesday, 21 August. The meeting is held owing to recent events in Egypt. Finland will be represented at the meeting by Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja.
European Council President Van Rompuy to Finland
President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy will visit Helsinki on Tuesday 7 May. During his visit Van Rompuy will meet Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen to discuss key EU issues. On 7 May, President Van Rompuy and Prime Minister Katainen will also hold a public discussion session to debate the future of Europe.
Prime Minister Katainen visited the European Parliament
On Tuesday 16 April, Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen visited the European Parliament in Strasbourg. He delivered a statement at the Parliament's plenary session focusing on the future of the European Union. - Can Europe be more fair in the future? I think it can. To me fair integration means that the European Union continues to be founded on common values and rules that are truly respected by all and at all times, Katainen said.
Minister Tuomioja in Brussels: Global change requires clear priorities in European foreign policy
Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja spoke about the future of the European Union’s foreign policy, the European External Action Service and diplomacy at the event “Policy Dialogue – Shaping the EU system of diplomacy: the European External Action Service and the future of foreign policy”, organised by the European Policy Centre (EPC) and the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA) in Brussels on 11 March.
Prime Minister Katainen met President Van Rompuy in Brussels
During his informal visit to Brussels on 16 January, Prime Minister Katainen met President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy and Vice-President of the European Commission Neelie Kroes, the Commissioner responsible for the Digital Agenda for Europe.
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