Prime Minister Rinne and President-elect of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen meet in Helsinki

Government Communications Department 22.10.2019 15.53 | Published in English on 22.10.2019 at 16.25
Press release 552/2019

President-elect of the European Commission Ursula van der Leyen will visit Helsinki on Thursday 24 October, on the invitation of Prime Minister Antti Rinne. Rinne and von der Leyen will meet at the Prime Minister’s Official Residence Kesäranta to discuss current EU affairs and the Commission’s future agenda.

The main topics to be discussed will be the priorities of Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU, including the finalisation of the multiannual financial framework. The term of the Commission led by von der Leyen will begin after the European Parliament has approved the overall composition of the new Commission.

Inquiries: Jari Luoto, State Under-Secretary for EU Affairs, tel. +358 50 468 5949,  Pilvi-Elina Kupias, Special Adviser (EU Affairs), tel. +358 295 160 995, Dimitri Qvintus, Special Adviser (Media Relations), tel. +358 50 574 0956 and Anne Sjöholm, Head of Communications for EU and International Affairs, tel. +358 40 537 0733, Prime Minister’s Office