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Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Karinš to visit Finland

Government Communications Department 10.2.2020 13.05 | Published in English on 10.2.2020 at 15.06
Press release 61/2020

Latvia’s Prime Minister Krišjānis Karinš will visit Finland on Wednesday 12 February and meet with Prime Minister Sanna Marin in Helsinki.

The Prime Ministers will discuss cooperation between Finland and Latvia in the energy and infrastructure sectors as well as environmental cooperation between the Baltic Sea states. Topical EU issues, such as the European Green Deal, climate policy and the next financial framework, are also on the agenda. The EU's next financial framework, in other words the EU’s long-term budget for 2021–2027, is to be agreed upon between EU Heads of State or Government at the special meeting of the European Council on 20 February.

During his visit to Finland, Prime Minister Karinš will also meet with President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö.

Inquiries: Jari Luoto, State Under-Secretary for EU Affairs, tel. +358 50 468 5949, Matti Niemi, Special Adviser (EU Affairs), tel. +358 45 679 1717 and Anne Sjöholm, Head of Communications for EU Affairs, tel. +358 40 537 0733, Prime Minister’s Office