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Minister for European Affairs Tuppurainen to visit Warsaw

Government Communications Department
Publication date 21.1.2022 14.39
Press release 28/2022
Minister for European Affairs Tytti Tuppurainen and Polish Minister for European Affairs Konrad Szymański

Minister for European Affairs Tytti Tuppurainen will visit Warsaw on Monday 24 January. There, she will meet with her Polish counterpart, Minister for European Affairs Konrad Szymański, and with the Head of Poland’s National Security Bureau, State Secretary Paweł Soloch. The ministers will have a wide-ranging discussion on the current EU agenda and issues related to European security.

Ministers Tuppurainen and Szymański will discuss the EU’s objective of reducing emissions by 55 per cent by 2030, the development of the single market, efforts to promote open and rules-based trade policy, the rule of law, and the ongoing work to develop the EU’s crisis preparedness. Ministers Tuppurainen and Szymański are colleagues on the EU General Affairs Council, which prepares the meetings of the European Council and regularly deals with issues related to the rule of law.

The topic of Minister Tuppurainen’s discussion with the Head of the National Security Bureau of Poland, State Secretary Paweł Soloch, will be the security situation in Europe. Items on their agenda will include the situation in Ukraine and Belarus and the development of EU-NATO cooperation. The ministers will also discuss the security situation in the Baltic Sea region and progress on developing the EU’s Strategic Compass. The Strategic Compass will determine the direction of the EU’s security and defence cooperation and clarify its objectives over the next 5 to 10 years.

“Poland is a key partner for Finland. Constructive dialogue between our two countries is topical and important. We share a common interest in developing the EU single market, and Poland plays a significant role in ensuring security in the Baltic Sea region. During the visit, we will also discuss issues related to the rule of law,” said Minister Tuppurainen.

Inquiries: Satu Keskinen, Under-Secretary of State for EU Affairs, tel. +358 295 160 302 and Saara Pokki, Special Adviser (EU Affairs), tel. +358 295 160 620, Prime Minister’s Office