Prime Minister Marin to attend European Council meeting

Government Communications Department
21.5.2021 16.10 | Published in English on 24.5.2021 at 12.47
Press release 330/2021

Prime Minister Sanna Marin will attend the special meeting of the European Council in Brussels on Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 May. Topics on the agenda for the meeting include EU action against climate change, the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, EU–UK relations and external relations.

At their meeting, the EU leaders will review the state of play regarding the coordination of the EU’s COVID-19 response measures and discuss the EU’s fight against climate change. The EU has set ambitious climate targets for 2030 and 2050. The European Commission is currently preparing detailed proposals on how to achieve these objectives. In line with the conclusions of December 2020, the EU leaders will discuss what additional guidance will be given to the Commission for preparing its upcoming proposals. 

With regard to external relations, the EU leaders will hold a strategic debate on Russia. They will also discuss the EU’s relations with the UK. The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement entered into force at the beginning of May.  

Inquiries: Jari Luoto, State Under-Secretary for European Affairs, tel. +358 50 468 5949, Tuulia Pitkänen, Special Adviser (EU Affairs), tel. +358 295 160 231, Anne Sjöholm, Head of Communications for EU Affairs, tel. +358 40 537 0733, Prime Minister’s Office