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European Commission President to visit Helsinki

Government Communications DepartmentMinistry of Finance
Publication date 30.9.2021 9.35 | Published in English on 30.9.2021 at 13.34
Press release 556/2021

On Monday 4 October, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and Prime Minister Sanna Marin will meet in Helsinki to discuss topical EU matters. In connection with the visit, the Commission will publish its assessment of Finland’s Recovery and Resilience Plan and will present a proposal for the Council of the European Union’s decision on the plan.

The Council will adopt Finland’s Recovery and Resilience Plan approximately one month after the Commission publishes its assessment and proposal in Helsinki. 

Finland published its Recovery and Resilience Plan in May. The plan forms part of the Sustainable Growth Programme for Finland. Finland’s Recovery and Resilience Plan consists of four elements: the green transition, the digital transformation, employment and skills, and health and social services.

During the visit, Prime Minister Marin and President von der Leyen will participate in a tour where they will learn about a project related to the priorities of Finland's Recovery and Resilience Plan.

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, and Anne Sjöholm, Head of Communications for EU Affairs, tel. +358 40 537 0733, Prime Minister’s Office

Correction on Friday 1 October at 15:55: Contrary to what was previously stated, Minister Saarikko will not participate in the tour as she will be attending the Eurogroup meeting in Luxembourg at that time.

Annika Saarikko Sanna Marin