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Government term objectives discussed at the reception of ambassadors hosted by the Minister of Employment and the Minister of Economic Affairs

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
Publication date 1.11.2019 12.29 | Published in English on 4.11.2019 at 10.17
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Minister of Employment Timo Harakka and Minister of Economic Affairs Katri Kulmuni hosted a reception of ambassadors at the House of the Estates on Thursday 31 October 2019. Dozens of ambassadors attended the reception.

Ministers Harakka and Kulmuni presented the priorities of Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU, and some of the key points of the Government Programme from the ministers’ perspective. Both ministers emphasised that a just transition to a climate neutral economy is crucial for the future of the EU.

In his speech, Minister Harakka focused on employment measures, specifically actions to boost labour migration.

Minister Kulmuni emphasised two important economic policy objectives included in the Government Programme: climate neutrality by 2035 and raising the level of investment in research, development and innovation to four per cent of GDP.

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