Minister for European Affairs Tuppurainen to plenary sessions of the Committee of the Regions and European Parliament

Government Communications Department 8.10.2019 15.14
Press release 510/2019

On 9–10 October, Minister for European Affairs Tytti Tuppurainen will attend the plenary sessions of the European Committee of the Regions and European Parliament in Brussels. In both plenary sessions Minister Tuppurainen will represent the Council of the European Union, where Finland holds the Presidency from July to December 2019.

The items on the agenda at the Committee of the Regions plenary session include Europe’s adaptation to digitalisation and the fight against climate change. At the European Parliament plenary session Minister Tuppurainen will speak about the preparations for the October European Council and the process towards the next Multiannual Financial Framework of the EU (2021–2027).

The European Committee of the Regions is an advisory body that represents local and regional authorities of all EU Member States. At the Committee of the Regions, local and regional authorities may voice their opinion on legislative proposals that have a direct impact on regions and cities. At the European Parliament plenary session, the representative of the Presidency of the Council of the EU participates in the inter-institutional dialogue with the Members of the European Parliament and Commissioners and speaks on behalf of the Council.

Inquiries: Ville Korhonen, Senior Specialist for EU Affairs, Prime Minister's Office, tel. +358 295 160 186 (Committee of the Regions plenary session), Tuomas Nirkkonen, Senior Specialist for EU Affairs, tel. +358 295 160 597 (European Parliament plenary session) and Matti Niemi, Special Adviser, tel. +358 45 679 1717, Prime Minister’s Office