Minister for European Affairs Tuppurainen to speak with German colleague
Minister for European Affairs Tytti Tuppurainen will have a discussion with Germany’s new Minister of State for Europe Anna Lührmann on Wednesday 5 January. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will be held remotely.
In their meeting, the ministers will discuss a number of topical EU issues, such as the Strategic Compass, the rule of law, climate and energy, strategic autonomy, the single market and fiscal policy. The discussion will also touch on the EU’s relations with Russia and China and the situation with regard to migration at the border with Belarus.
“The European Union must be a globally credible actor in security policy. Others cannot go over our heads in matters that concern us. In addition to making use of the means available to us, we need new tools. Finland’s objective is an ambitious Strategic Compass that includes a comprehensive, forward-looking hybrid toolkit,” Minister Tuppurainen says.
Finland and Germany are strong, close partners on EU affairs, as evidenced by the fact that the previous bilateral meeting between Minister for European Affairs Tuppurainen and her German counterpart took place just a short time ago. Minister of State for Europe Lührmann’s predecessor Michael Roth visited Finland in mid-November.
Inquiries: Kare Halonen, State Secretary for EU Affairs, tel. +358 295 160 319 and Saara Pokki, Special Adviser (EU Affairs), tel. +358 295 160 620, Prime Minister’s Office