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Finland’s Presidency Programme to be presented before the European Parliament

EU2019FI 30.8.2019 10.58
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Presentation of the Finnish Presidency priorities in the TRAN Committee in July 2019. Photo: EP/Didier Bauweraets.

Finnish ministers will be presenting the programme and priorities of Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union before European Parliament committees in Brussels in September.

The priorities for Finland’s Presidency are to:

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

Ministers will be presenting the programme before EP committees between 2 and 23 September

Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO)

2 September at 15.00 (CEST) Minister of Employment Timo Harakka
Video
Press release of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, 30 August
Speech by Minister Harakka

Foreign Affairs (AFET)

2 September at 16.30 (CEST) Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto
Video
Press release of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 30 August 2019

International Trade (INTA)

3 September at 9.00 (CEST) Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari
Video
Press release of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 2 September

Constitutional Affairs (AFCO)

3 September at 14.30 (CEST) Minister for European Affairs Tytti Tuppurainen
Video

Legal Affairs (JURI)

3 September at 16.30 (CEST) Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henriksson
Video
Press release of the Ministry of Justice, 2 September
Speech by Minister Henriksson

Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE)

4 September at 9.00 (CEST) Minister of the Interior Maria Ohisalo and Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henriksson
Video
Press release of Ministry of Justice, 2 September 
Speech by Minister Henriksson

Culture and Education (CULT)

4 September at 9.00 (CEST) Minister of Education Li Andersson and Minister of Science and Culture Hanna Kosonen
Video
News item of Ministry of Education and Culture, 2 September
 

Fisheries (PECH)

4 September at 9.00 (CEST) Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Jari Leppä
Video

Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI)

4 September at 15.00 (CEST) Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Jari Leppä
Video

Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON)

4 September at 14.30 (CEST) Minister of Finance Mika Lintilä
Video

Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM)

23 September at 15.00 (CEST) Minister for Nordic Cooperation and Equality Thomas Blomqvist
 

Members of the European Parliament work in specialised standing committees to prepare for the Parliament’s plenary sessions. There are 20 standing committees in the European Parliament. At the beginning of each presidency, it is customary for ministers of the country holding the presidency of the Council of the European Union to visit the EP committees to present the presidency programme. The first committee appearances of Finnish ministers took place in July.