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Meetings with lobbyists

Information on EU affairs-related meetings between Finnish ministers and interest groups or lobbyists held during Finland’s Presidency will be published on this page.

September 2019

Date and location: Wednesday 11 September, Government Palace
Meeting: State Under-Secretary for EU Affairs Jori Arvonen and representative of Eurogas
Topics: Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union, climate and energy issues

Date and location: Thursday 5 September, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Eteläesplanadi 16
Meeting: Minister of Transport and Communications Sanna Marin and Airports Council International and Finavia
Topics: current and forthcoming trading conditions for airports, airport charges and slots, Air Traffic Management (ATM) reform, climate and sustainability including aviation taxes and EU Emission Trading System, external relations and drones

Date and location: Wednesday, 4 September at 11.45, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
Meeting: Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari and Uros Ltd
Topics: Development of a national-level consortium, export promotion, Kyoto Smart City Expo

August 2019

Date and location: Thursday 29 August, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Eteläesplanadi 16
Meeting: Minister of Transport and Communications Sanna Marin and Wärtsilä Corporation
Topics: The corporation’s EU strategy and technological solutions for reducing emissions from maritime transport

Date and location: Friday 23 August at 10.45, office of the minister
Meeting: Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari and Wärtsilä Corporation, Executive Vice President, Corporate Relations and Legal Affairs Kari Hietanen
Topics: Wärtsilä’s project in Qatar

Date and location: Tuesday 20 August, Prime Minister’s Office
Meeting: Minister for European Affairs Tytti Tuppurainen and Technology Industries of Finland
Topics: topical EU affairs during Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU

Date and location: Tuesday 20 August, Prime Minister’s Office
Meeting: Minister for European Affairs Tytti Tuppurainen and Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions (SAK)
Topics: topical EU affairs during Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU

Date and location: Monday 19 August at 15.00–16.00, office of the minister
Meeting: Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari, Volkswagen management group responsible for sales, and representatives of Kesko Corporation
Topics: situation in the automotive industry and changes in means of propulsion for future vehicles

July 2019

Date and location: Thursday 18 July at 11.45–12.15, SuomiAreena, public debate forum in Pori, Coffee House
Meeting: Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari and Edunation, Advisor Peter Vesterbacka
Topics: Topical education exports issues

Date and location: Wednesday 17 July at 18.30–19.30, SuomiAreena public debate forum in Pori, Porin Suomalainen Klubi
Meeting: Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari and Association of Finnish Steel and Metal Producers
Topics: Topical trade policy issues

Date and location: Wednesday 10 July, Prime Minister’s Office
Meeting: Minister for European Affairs Tytti Tuppurainen and SOSTE, Finnish Federation for Social Affairs and Health
Topics: European Semester for economic policy coordination and promoting a social Europe