Minister Lintilä and his French colleague minister discussed EU’s cohesion policy

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment 30.5.2018 11.08 | Published in English on 30.5.2018 at 15.04
Press release

Minister Lintilä met with the French Minister of Territorial Cohesion Jacques Mézard in Paris on 30 May 2018. They discussed the EU multiannual financial framework and the future of the cohesion policy.

“Cohesion policy has a key role in increasing and maintaining European competitiveness,” Minister Lintilä says.

“France and Finland advocate dialogue on modernising the EU’s cohesion policy and common agricultural policy,” Lintilä continues.

The Minister of Economic Affairs met with the Commissioner as part of his pro-active campaign to influence the EU’s forthcoming financial framework. This spring Minister Lintilä will be meeting with six Commissioners and cohesion ministers from several Member States. Permanent Secretary Jari Gustafsson from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment has also joined the effort and visited four European capitals (Berlin, Paris, Brussels and Haag) to discuss Finland’s views on the EU cohesion policy.

Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä also attended the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting, which was opened this year by President of France Emmanuel Macron.

Inquiries:
Akseli Koskela, Adviser to the Minister of Economic Affairs, tel. +358 46 923 2584