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Finnish Ministers of Justice and the Interior to present themes of Informal Meeting of EU Justice and Home Affairs Ministers on on 17 July

How should European migration policy be taken forward? How can we consolidate our common values and the rule of law in the EU?

The justice and home affairs ministers of EU member states will convene for an informal meeting in Helsinki on 18–19 July. The key issues to be discussed are migration, the future course of internal security within the EU, and how to safeguard the EU's common values and the rule of law.

Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henriksson and Minister of the Interior Maria Ohisalo will speak with the media ahead of the meeting on Wednesday 17 July at 18.00. They will share their insights into the meeting’s themes and introduce the priorities of the Finnish Presidency in the field of justice and home affairs.

Date and hour: Wednesday 17 July 2019 between 18–19

Venue: Restaurant Lasipalatsi, the Palmu meeting room (Palmuhuone)

Address: Mannerheimintie 22–24, 00100 Helsinki.

Refreshments and snacks will be available.

Finland holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union between 1 July and 31 December 2019. In this capacity, Finland is chairing both the formal Council meetings in Brussels or Luxembourg and the informal meetings of ministers held in Finland. The Presidency will host six informal meetings of ministers in Helsinki, all of them in Finlandia Hall, which will also be the venue for a large number of meetings of working groups and experts.

Please sign up by 16.00 Tuesday 16 July by sending an email to [email protected]


Saara Nevala, Head of Communications, Ministry of the Interior, tel. +358 50 555 5035, press(at)

Katja Huumo, Director of Communications, Ministry of Justice, tel. +358 295 150 113, katja.huumo(at)

Press release, 2 July 2019