Finland's EU policy

The basic stance of Finland’s EU policy is to further develop the European Union and to promote growth, stability and security in Europe. Finland is an active, pragmatic and results-oriented EU Member State.

Finland’s EU policy priorities are to promote common values, growth and competitiveness and effective regulation, to strengthen the EU’s external and internal security and to respond to migration.

Finland’s EU policy also underlines the importance of strengthening the Union’s resilience to crisis and developing its ability to both respond to and benefit from global trends, such as climate change and digitalisation.  

Current issues

Two Finnish projects join the new European value chain for hydrogen economy

22.9.2022 10.02
The European Commission has selected the projects of P2X Solutions Oy and Solar Foods Oy for a new European value chain for hydrogen economy, which will boost the production of clean hydrogen and develop new uses for hydrogen.

Ministers for European affairs to discuss rule of law in the EU

19.9.2022 15.11
The EU General Affairs Council (GAC) will meet on Tuesday 20 September in Brussels. The main topics of the meeting will be a discussion on the rule of law based on the Commission’s annual Rule of Law Report, the follow-up to the Conference on the Future of Europe, and the Union’s legislative planning. Minister for European Affairs and Ownership Steering Tytti Tuppurainen will represent Finland at the meeting.

European Commission supports free media

16.9.2022 13.30
On 16 September 2022, the European Commission published a proposal for a Media Freedom Act (MFA). The aim of the Act is to harmonise the legal framework of EU Member States in the media sector to enhance the functioning of the internal market and to promote media freedom.

Summary of the ‘We are Europe’ series of events

Summary of the ‘We are Europe’ series of events

In autumn 2021 and at the start of 2022, Finnish ministers toured Finland to listen to people’s ideas and hopes for the future of Europe.

Summary report