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.
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According to Finland's EU policy outline, a stronger, more unified and fairer Union would best serve the interests of Finland and its citizens.
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Main responsibility for the preparation, monitoring and determination of Finland's position in affairs relating to the European Union rests with the relevant ministries.
It is the EU’s objective to be climate neutral by 2050. In July 2021, the European Commission presented the EU climate package, the so-called ‘Fit for 55 Package’, which will help the EU reach its emissions reduction target for 2030.
We have grouped together information about Brexit and the future EU-UK relationship. These pages offer information on the negotiation process and the withdrawal agreement.
EU ministers meet to discuss access to medicinal products, skills in working life and EU social dimension
European Council, Council of the EU and informal meetings
The meeting calendar of the Council of the European Union and the European Council list all formal and informal meetings of ministers and the materials of the meetings as well as pictures, videos and live broadcasts of meetings.
Presidency of the Council of the EUSweden holds the Presidency of the Council of the EU from 1 January to 30 June 2023.
Europe InformationEurope Information, which is run by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, answers citizens’ questions concerning the EU.
Finland’s Permanent Representation to the EUFinland’s Permanent Representation to the European Union promotes Finland’s interests in EU decision-making and reports and passes on information to Finland.
Council of the EUThe Council of the European Union is a body of the Member States of the European Union.
Grand Committee of the Parliament of FinlandThe Grand Committee is responsible for the preparation of national policy relating to EU membership.