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Finnish government ministers presented Finland’s Presidency priorities before EP committees

EU2019FI 25.7.2019 14.04
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Finnish government ministers presented Finland’s Presidency priorities before EP committees
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Finnish government ministers presented Finland’s Presidency priorities and responded to questions by MEPs before EP committees

Finnish government ministers presented Finland’s Presidency priorities and responded to questions by MEPs before EP committees in Brussels the past week.

The priorities for Finland's Presidency are:

  • to strengthen common values and the rule of law
  • to make the EU more competitive and socially inclusive
  • to strengthen the EU's position as a global leader in climate action
  • to protect the security of citizens comprehensively

List of EP committees and relevant Finnish ministers:

DEVE – Development

Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari. Press release

EMPL – Employment and Social Affairs

Minister of Employment Timo Harakka. Speech

Minister of Social Affairs and Health Aino-Kaisa Pekonen. Press release

ENVI – Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services Krista Kiuru. Press release

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Jari Leppä. Press release

Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Krista Mikkonen. Speech

ITRE – Industry, Research and Energy

Minister of Economic Affairs Katri Kulmuni. Speech

Minister of Transport and Communications Sanna Marin. Speech

REGI – Regional Development

Minister of Economic Affairs Katri Kulmuni. Speech

TRAN – Transport and Tourism

Minister of Economic Affairs Katri Kulmuni. Speech

Minister of Transport and Communications Sanna Marin. Speech

Aino-Kaisa Pekonen Jari Leppä Katri Kulmuni Krista Kiuru Krista Mikkonen Sanna Marin Timo Harakka Ville Skinnari
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