May European Council to focus on energy and taxation
The European Council will meet in Brussels on 22 May. The main themes of the meeting will be energy and taxation.
"Finland welcomes the emphasis on the prevention of tax evasion, tax fraud and aggressive tax planning. Combating tax fraud and tax evasion must be our number one priority. I look forward to the European Council meeting tomorrow and expect it to take an ambitious approach to these issues," said Prime Minister Katainen in Helsinki on Tuesday.
Cabinet Committee on European Union Affairs
The Cabinet Committee on European Union Affairs meets every week, usually on Fridays, to discuss politically, economically and legally important EU matters. A list of the items on the Cabinet Committee's agenda is made public in the afternoon of the day before the meeting.
Items on the Cabinet Committee's agenda (in Finnish)
Finland's key EU policy goals in 2013
Finland's key EU policy goals, annually specified by the Government, are:
• management of the debt crisis;
• development of the economic and monetary union; and
• improvement of competitiveness, growth and employment.
Finland's key EU policy goals in 2013 (in Finnish only)