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General Affairs Council to discuss cohesion policy

Government Communications Department
17.11.2021 10.05 | Published in English on 17.11.2021 at 14.34
Press release 656/2021

The EU General Affairs Council will meet in Brussels on 18 November to discuss cohesion policy. Minister for European Affairs Tytti Tuppurainen will represent Finland at the meeting.

At the meeting, the ministers in charge of cohesion policy will discuss the contribution of cohesion policy programmes to recovery, competitive sustainability, the green and digital transition, and economic, social and territorial cohesion. 

The ministers will also discuss how cohesion policy can be combined with other EU instruments to better meet the different needs of individual regions, further reduce development disparities and improve the vitality of regions.

The General Affairs Council will also approve conclusions on the inclusion of San Marino in the European Union Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region. 

Inquiries: Ville Korhonen, Senior Specialist for EU Affairs, tel. +358 50 336 8017, and Anne Sjöholm, Head of Communications for EU Affairs, tel. +358 40 537 07 33, Prime Minister’s Office