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EU finance ministers meet in Helsinki to discuss climate change action and the financial sector’s resilience to hybrid threats

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Publication date 12.9.2019 10.26
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Enhanced action on climate change and the financial sector’s resilience to hybrid threats will be key themes when the EU member states’ finance ministers gather in Helsinki on 13–14 September for the Informal Meeting of Ministers for Economic and Financial Affairs.

In Helsinki, the finance ministers will discuss how climate change action should be taken forward within their specific sphere of responsibilities. The ministers will also separately discuss the role of energy taxation in climate change mitigation.

In addition, new threats to the financial market and the steps to counter these will be brought to the policy debate at the meeting. The ministers will discuss matters such as the next steps to be taken by financial institutions and public authorities, and whether collaboration between different sectors should be enhanced if hybrid threats are to be taken into account in a more comprehensive way.

The two-day meeting of ministers will also deal with other matters, such as the EU fiscal rules and the further development of the capital markets union. 

Minister of Finance Mika Lintilä will chair the meeting. The governors of the central banks of member states will also attend the first day of the meeting, on Friday 13 September. On the same day, the Eurogroup will convene in conjunction with the meeting.

Mika Lintilä