Prime Minister Marin to attend EU summits in Brussels
Prime Minister Sanna Marin will attend the Eastern Partnership summit on Wednesday 15 December and the European Council meeting and Euro Summit on Thursday 16 December in Brussels.
The Eastern Partnership summit is expected to adopt a new Eastern Partnership working document and a joint communication.
Topics on the agenda for the European Council include the COVID-19 pandemic, crisis management and resilience, energy prices, security and defence, migration, and external relations, while the Euro Summit will address the current economic situation and examine progress with regard to the Banking Union and the Capital Markets Union.
Finland’s positions on the key issues to be discussed at the summits are outlined in the press release about the meeting of the Ministerial Committee on European Union Affairs on 9 December.
On Tuesday 14 December, Prime Minister Marin attended a small group meeting in preparation for the European Council. Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus and Lithuania also participated in the meeting. The preparatory meeting was convened by President of the European Council Charles Michel, who also organised similar sessions for other groups of countries.
Inquiries: Jari Luoto, State Under-Secretary for European Affairs, tel. +358 50 468 5949, Kare Halonen, State Secretary for EU Affairs, tel. +358 295 160 319, and Anne Sjöholm, Head of Communications for EU Affairs, tel. +358 40 537 0733, Prime Minister’s Office