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Prime Minister Marin to attend high-level meetings in Prague

Government Communications Department
Publication date 4.10.2022 15.19 | Published in English on 4.10.2022 at 15.24
Press release

On Thursday 6 and Friday 7 October, Prime Minister Sanna Marin will attend two high-level meetings hosted by the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU in Prague. The first ever meeting of the European Political Community will take place on Thursday, followed by an informal meeting of the members of the European Council on Friday.

The aim of the European Political Community is to provide a policy coordination platform for countries across the European continent. Its inaugural meeting will be held at the level of heads of state or government. The agenda for the meeting will include thematic roundtable discussions in small groups focusing on security and stability, the economy, energy and climate, in addition to the opening and closing sessions. Along with the heads of state or government of the 27 EU Member States, the meeting will be attended by the leaders of 17 European countries outside the EU. Representatives from the following non-EU countries have been invited to attend: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Iceland, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Montenegro, Northern Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom. 

Items on the agenda for the informal European Council include Ukraine, the energy situation and economic issues. No decisions will be made. The EU leaders will resume their discussions on the topics at the October European Council.

In connection with the meeting, the European leaders will also have the opportunity to hold bilateral discussions with other heads of state and government. For example, while in Prague, Prime Minister Marin will have a separate meeting with Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, whom she met in May in Kyiv and Warsaw.

Read more about the meetings on the Czech Presidency website.  

Inquiries: Jari Luoto, State Under-Secretary for European Affairs, tel. +358 50 468 5949,Saara Pokki, Special Adviser (EU Affairs), tel. +358 50 478 6363, Lauri Voionmaa, Special Adviser (International Affairs), tel. +358 295 160 306 and Anne Sjöholm, Head of Communications for EU Affairs, tel. +358 40 537 0733, Prime Minister’s Office