The Heads of State or Government of the 27 Member States of the European Union met in Rome on Saturday 25 March to mark the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome. In connection with the festivities, the leaders of Member States and of European Union institutions adopted a declaration setting out a joint vision for the Union for the years to come. Prime Minister Juha Sipilä represented Finland at the celebration.
On Saturday 25 March, Prime Minister Juha Sipilä will be participating in the 60th anniversary celebration of the Treaties of Rome. In connection with the festivities, the Heads of State or Government of the 27 Member States of the European Union will be signing a declaration setting out a joint vision for the Union for the years to come. On the eve of the ceremonies, the Prime Minister met Pope Francis in the Vatican together with the rest of the EU leaders.
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Prime Minister Juha Sipilä met the WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo in Helsinki on Thursday, 23 March. Both Sipilä and Azevêdo stressed the importance of defending the rules-based multilateral trading system. Digitalization, among other things, opens up new opportunities in the world economy, but also concerns attached to it have to be taken seriously, reminded Sipilä and Azevêdo.
President and Ministerial Committee discussed comprehensive security, hybrid matters, Finnish-US cooperation and participation in crisis management
Today on 10 March, the Heads of State or Government of the EU discussed the future of the EU. A declaration on the shared goals of the Union is to be adopted on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties on 25 March. In the future development of the Union Finland stresses an appropriate balance between ambition and realism. The aim for Finland is to ensure a uniform and functioning EU which focuses on the most relevant issues, such as growth and security.
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