Finland's EU policy
Residence permits for students and researchers from outside the EU will be extended and job-seeking encouraged
On 1 July 2018, Austria will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the third time. The Austrian Presidency’s main priorities will consist of security, the fight against illegal immigration, maintaining Europe’s competitiveness through digitisation, and stability in the European Union. Austria’s Presidency will run until the end of 2018, after which the Presidency passes over to Romania. Finland will hold the EU Presidency from 1 July 2019.
Finland in the European Union »
According to Finland's EU policy outline, a stronger, more unified and fairer Union would best serve the interests of Finland and its citizens.
Programme of Prime Minister Sipilä's Government »
Finland is an active, pragmatic and result-oriented Member State. The Government will seek, in a constructively critical and cooperative way, to combine the national and joint European interest in Finland’s EU policy.
EU affairs and the Finnish government »
Compared to the other EU Member States, Finland has a unique system for coordinating EU affairs.