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Prime Minister Rinne and President-elect of the European Council Michel meet in Helsinki

Government Communications Department
11.10.2019 10.51 | Published in English on 11.10.2019 at 12.00
Press release 525/2019

On Monday 14 October, the Prime Minister of Belgium and President-elect of the European Council Charles Michel will visit Finland, on the invitation of Prime Minister Antti Rinne. The two Prime Ministers will meet at the Finnish Prime Minister’s Official Residence Kesäranta to talk about current EU affairs.

The main topics on the agenda are the EU’s Multiannual Financial Framework, Brexit, the rule of law, climate issues, sustainable growth, and the global role of the EU.

Prime Minister Charles Michel’s term as the European Council President will start during Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU, on 1 December 2019.

Inquiries: Jari Luoto, State Under-Secretary for EU Affairs, tel. +358 50 468 5949, Pilvi-Elina Kupias, Special Adviser (EU Affairs), tel. +358 295 160 995, Dimitri Qvintus, Special Adviser (Media Relations), tel. +358 50 574 0956 and Anne Sjöholm, Head of Communications for EU and International Affairs, tel. +358 40 537 0733, Prime Minister’s Office