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Multiannual financial framework and the new strategic agenda discussed by the General Affairs Council

EU2019FI 18.7.2019 18.00
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The priorities of Finland’s Presidency for the next six months were presented to the General Affairs Council in Brussels on 18 July 2019. Finland briefed the Council on the plans for further work on the multiannual financial framework 2021–2027. The meeting was chaired by Minister for European Affairs Tytti Tuppurainen.

The ministers also discussed the implementation of the new strategic agenda 2019–2024. The European Commission presented its new communication on further strengthening the rule of law in the EU.

The Finnish presidency is fully committed to meeting the timetable set out by the EU leaders and to facilitating the final stages of the MFF negotiations. We are ready to work hard and we will bring in numbers to the negotiations. For us, the most important task is to produce a balanced basis for our leaders. 

- Tytti Tuppurainen, Minister for European Affairs of Finland

The rule of law is an essential part of our common value base. It is something that unites us. Finland therefore attaches particular importance to strengthening the rule of law in the EU. As presidency, we want to approach this debate in a positive and constructive spirit. The aim is to find better and more efficient ways to ensure respect for the EU’s common values in the member states.

- Tytti Tuppurainen, Minister for European Affairs of Finland

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