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Prime Minister Rinne to visit Berlin

Government Communications Department 5.7.2019 15.58 | Published in English on 5.7.2019 at 17.13
Press release

On Wednesday 10 July, Prime Minister Antti Rinne will be meeting Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin.

Minister Rinne and Chancellor Merkel will discuss topical EU matters that are of importance for the future of the whole EU and that are included on the agenda of Finland's Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

The principal topics of discussion will be the multiannual financial framework (MFF), questions concerning the rule of law, EU enlargement and climate matters. Rinne and Merkel will also discuss the transatlantic relationship between the EU and the USA, and progress in strengthening the rules-based multilateral system.

Inquiries: Lauri Voionmaa, Special Adviser (International Affairs), tel. +358 50 421 0422, Dimitri Qvintus, Special Adviser, tel. +358 50 574 0956 and Päivi Anttikoski, Director of Government Communications, tel. +358 40 536 4821, Prime Minister’s Office.

For the media (not for publication)

Prime Minister Rinne’s programme in Berlin

Wednesday 10 July

At 12 Arriving to the meeting with Federal Chancellor Merkel, Federal Chancellery, Willy-Brandt-Straβe 1
Photo opportunity

At 13.15 Joint press conference, Federal Chancellery, Press room, 1st floor (the time will be confirmed later).
At 15.00, the press will have an opportunity to interview Prime Minister Rinne at the Embassy of Finland on Rauchstrasse 1.

Media representatives are requested to register for accreditation by Monday 8 July at 10.00 with Press Counsellor Tanja Huutonen, [email protected] and to provide the following information: their name and date and place of birth, the media that they represents and their email.