Estonian Prime Minister Rõivas visited Helsinki

Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen met with the new Estonian Prime Minister, Taavi Rõivas, in Helsinki on Tuesday 15 April. The meeting took place at Kesäranta, the Prime Minister's Official Residence.

The prime ministers discussed the situation in Ukraine as well as topical EU issues, such as the upcoming European elections, the European economy and industrial policy.



Foreign Minister of Latvia visited Finland

Photo: ES Padome/The Council of the European Union

Minister for Foreign Affairs of Latvia Edgars Rinkevics visited Finland on 15 April and met Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja.

The Foreign Ministers discussed, for example, the bilateral relations, the Baltic Sea region cooperation, and topical foreign policy issues, such as the situation in Ukraine.



Minister Haavisto to Mexico

Mexico will host the High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation on 15 - 16 April, with over 1,300 experts and decision-makers on development policy and co-operation expected to attend. The Finnish delegation will be chaired by Minister for International Development Pekka Haavisto.



The EU Foreign Affairs Council convenes in Luxembourg

The EU Foreign Affairs Council will convene in Luxembourg on 14 April. Finland's representative in the meeting will be Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja.

The main topic of the meeting will be the situation in Ukraine. Other topics on the agenda will include Bosnia-Herzegovina and the EU policy after the mass protests in February; the political and security situation in Syria; and possibly Egypt and its political and human rights situation.