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Prime Minister Sipilä to meet Federal Chancellor Merkel in Berlin

Government Communications Department
Publication date 15.6.2017 12.00 | Published in English on 15.6.2017 at 14.32
Press release 291/2017

On Wednesday 21 June, Prime Minister Juha Sipilä will be meeting Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin. Sipilä and Merkel will discuss the themes of the European Council, which will be convening in Brussels the following day. The themes on the agenda are the European Union’s defence dimension, migration, matters relating to climate and energy (incl. LULUCF), and external relations.

Also during his visit, the Prime Minister together with Sigmar Gabriel, the German Vice-Chancellor and Foreign Minister, will attend a Midsummer celebration hosted by the Finnish Embassy in Berlin. The fete is one of the biggest events organised in Germany to mark Finland's centenary celebrations. In the course of the night, the event will grow from a reception for invited guests only into a summer festivity for the general public. The event will feature as main artists Tango Alakulo ensemble with special guest Iiro Rantala, Boys’ Choir Cantores Minores and jazz ensemble Dalindèo.

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Inquiries relating to the Prime Minister’s programme: Riikka Pakarinen, Special Adviser (EU Affairs), tel. +358 40 580 0833 and Anne Sjöholm, Head of Communications for EU Affairs, tel. +358 40 537 0733, Prime Minister’s Office

Inquiries relating to the Midsummer celebration in Berlin: Merja Sundström, Counsellor for press and cultural affairs, tel. +49 172 314 0070,