Finland and the EU climate package

It is the EU’s objective to be climate neutral by 2050. On its way to climate neutrality, the EU is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 per cent of the 1990 level by 2030. 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.

Finland underlines the importance of achieving the EU’s climate targets and of ensuring the overall level of ambition in the Fit for 55 Package.

News and press releases

Prime Minister Marin to attend high-level meetings in Prague

4.10.2022 15.19
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.

Ministerial Committee on EU Affairs outlines Finland’s positions for upcoming EU meetings

23.3.2022 11.22
At its meeting on Wednesday 23 March, the Ministerial Committee on European Union Affairs discussed Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the March European Council and the Euro Summit, the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping, and legally binding nature restoration targets.

EU meetings
Finance ministers reach agreement on Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

16.3.2022 9.57
Annika Saarikko in Ecofin discussing with EU commissioner Margrethe Vestager.
On Tuesday 15 March, the EU’s finance ministers reached an agreement in the Economic and Financial Affairs Council on establishing a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism. Minister of Finance Annika Saarikko represented Finland at the meeting in Brussels.