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Ministers for European affairs to meet in Stockholm to discuss the future of the EU

Government Communications Department
Publication date 21.6.2023 11.51
Press release

The informal meeting of ministers for European affairs on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 June in Stockholm will focus on the future of the EU. Minister for European Affairs and Ownership Steering Anders Adlercreutz, who was appointed on Tuesday 20 June, will represent Finland at the meeting.

The ministers will discuss the future of the EU with a particular emphasis on the Union’s future enlargement. The aim is to hold a preliminary discussion on how to strengthen the activities of the EU in the new geopolitical situation. 
The ministers will also have a working lunch, where talks will focus on the rapprochement of Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia with the EU.
The purpose of informal ministerial meetings is to foster free discussion on general issues. No formal decisions will be made at the meeting. The European Council decides on the direction and form of discussions on the future of the EU. 

Inquiries: Satu Keskinen, State Under-Secretary for EU Affairs, tel. +358 295 160 302 and Heli Siivola, Senior Specialist for EU Affairs, tel. +258 50 576 7745, Prime Minister’s Office