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#Finland – young PM promises stability, and to keep posting on Instagram

#Finland – young PM promises stability, and to keep posting on Instagram

| December 11, 2019

Social Democrat Sanna Marin (pictured) said on Tuesday (10 December) she would restore stability to Finland and keep using social media – but with care – after being sworn in as the world’s youngest prime minister at the helm of a government led by women, writes Anne Kauranen. Social democrats minister Sanna Marin speaks to […]

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Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council, 9-10 December 2019

Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council, 9-10 December 2019

| December 10, 2019

The Council held a debate on ‘Economy of Wellbeing – next steps in investing in health as its key component’, based on a discussion paper. Ministers exchanged views on health-related topics, in particular mental health, healthy ageing and the digital transformation of health and social services. Based on a presidency note, ministers also held a […]

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#StateAid – Commission approves €3.2 billion public support by seven member states for a pan-European research and innovation project in all segments of the #BatteryValueChain

#StateAid – Commission approves €3.2 billion public support by seven member states for a pan-European research and innovation project in all segments of the #BatteryValueChain

| December 10, 2019

The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules an Important Project of Common European interest (IPCEI) jointly notified by Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Sweden to support research and innovation in the common European priority area of batteries. The seven member states will provide in the coming years up to approximately […]

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Heads of government hold second meeting of dialogue on #InvestmentCo-operation between #Kazakhstan and EU

Heads of government hold second meeting of dialogue on #InvestmentCo-operation between #Kazakhstan and EU

| October 16, 2019

Prime Minister Askar Mamin held a meeting with the heads of diplomatic missions of the European Union member states accredited in Kazakhstan as part of the Dialogue platform on the further development of investment co-operation. The parties discussed the results of the work done during three months after the first meeting on pressing issues of […]

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#Frontex – European Union signs agreement with Montenegro on border management co-operation

#Frontex – European Union signs agreement with Montenegro on border management co-operation

| October 7, 2019

Today (7 October), the European Union signed an agreement with Montenegro on border management co-operation between Montenegro and the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex). The agreement was signed on behalf of the EU by Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos and Maria Ohisalo, minister of the interior of Finland and president […]

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EU #5G risk assessment nears completion

EU #5G risk assessment nears completion

| October 4, 2019

Finland president Sauli Niinistö revealed a risk assessment of 5G systems which aims to yield a common security approach for European Union (EU) member states will wrap within two weeks’ time. During a press conference with US President Donald Trump, Niinistö said the assessment will help determine “which kind of tools we need to protect […]

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#FinnishPresidency outlines priorities to European Parliament committees

#FinnishPresidency outlines priorities to European Parliament committees

| September 24, 2019

Ministers are outlining the priorities of the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU to parliamentary committees, in a series of meetings. Finland holds the Presidency of the Council until the end of 2019. The first series of hearings took place in July. A second set of hearings is taking place in September. This […]

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