Prime Minister Juha Sipilä has invited his Nordic colleagues to an annual informal summer meeting convening on 27 and 28 September in the Åland Islands. The prime ministers discuss topical Nordic and international matters, such as enhancing Nordic cooperation, current challenges in the EU, security in the Baltic Sea region and cooperation between the Nordic countries and the United States.
The Heads of State or Government of the 27 EU Member States, gathering in Bratislava, reviewed the challenges of the European Union and outlined a roadmap for the future development of the Union. Concrete reforms that meet the needs of the citizens will be introduced by March 2017, which marks the 60th anniversary of the creation of the European Economic Community.
The EU must concentrate on the essential and be capable of renewal. The Union must strengthen its security and boost economic growth and employment to better respond to people's core expectations
Prime Minister Juha Sipilä.
Prime Minister Juha Sipilä and President of the European Council Donald Tusk spoke on the phone today. President Tusk is consulting the Member States before the informal meeting in Bratislava on 16 September.
When developing the EU at 27, we need to have both ambition and realism. One of the main tasks of the EU is to respond to economic challenges. We must remove the remaining barriers to trade and investment between the Member States.
– Prime Minister Juha Sipilä
Prime Minister Juha Sipilä and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May spoke by telephone on Wednesday about the United Kingdom’s withdrawal process and future relationship with the European Union. Prime Minister May called Prime Minister Sipilä in order to explain the United Kingdom’s plans and to hear Finland’s views.
Finland and the United Kingdom will continue to have a lot of shared interests in many different areas in the future. Finland’s aim is a balanced relationship between the EU and the UK that would secure the interests of both parties.
– Prime Minister Sipilä
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