Prime Minister Juha Sipilä met Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Oulu on Friday 9 December. The meeting of the premiers focused on the countries’ bilateral relations, including matters related to trade and commerce and the economy. The relations between the EU and Russia and other regional and international issues, such as the situation in Ukraine and Syria, were also discussed during the meeting.
The new Prime Minister of Estonia, Jüri Ratas, will visit Helsinki on Wednesday 7 December on the invitation of Prime Minister Juha Sipilä. At their meeting, the two premiers will discuss bilateral relations and cooperation especially in areas such as the energy sector, transport, digitalisation and economy. Topical EU matters are also on the agenda.
Michel Barnier, who is in charge of the Brexit negotiations in the European Commission, visits Helsinki on Wednesday, 7 December. He met Prime Minister Juha Sipilä and Minister of Finance Petteri Orpo. The meetings focused on the preparations for the negotiations on Britain's exit from the EU.
The celebration of the 100th anniversary of Finnish independence begins on New Year’s Eve, Saturday 31 December 2016. The party begins around noon near Helsinki’s Töölönlahti Bay and culminates in the Party of the Century at Kansalaistori Square between 9:00 pm and 01:00 am. Expect an historical and unforgettable evening with a great programme in the heart of the country’s capital – even the main street, Mannerheimintie, will turn into a dance floor!
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