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Prime Minister Marin speaks to German Federal Government

Government Communications Department
Publication date 3.5.2022 16.49
Press release 282/2022
Photo: Bernhard Ludewig

Prime Minister Sanna Marin participated today in a meeting on the European security situation at the castle retreat of Schloss Meseberg near Berlin at the invitation of Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz. Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson also attended the event. After the retreat, the Prime Ministers of Finland and Sweden had a bilateral meeting in Berlin.

In her address to the Federal Government of Germany, Prime Minister Marin spoke about the security policy debate in Finland and the Finnish Government’s views on the changed security policy situation in Europe. 

“We had an excellent, confidential discussion. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has changed the security policy situation in such a way that there is no going back to the way things were. NATO’s open door policy is even more important now that Russia is trying to dictate solutions for other countries,” Prime Minister Marin said to the media after the event.

After the retreat, Prime Minister Marin and Prime Minister Andersson had a discussion in Berlin about the ongoing security policy debate in Finland and Sweden.

Inquiries: Lauri Voionmaa, Special Adviser (International Affairs), tel. +358 50 421 0422 and Anne Sjöholm, Head of Communications for EU Affairs, tel. +358 40 537 0733, Prime Minister’s Office