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EUROPEAN UNION

Prime Minister Marin to attend EU summit in Portugal

A significant portion of the discussions will take place in workshops dealing with issues related to employment, education and inclusion.
Prime Minister Sanna Marin (R) with Minister of the Interior Maria Ohisalo (C) and Minister of Science Annika Saarikko. Photo: Lauri-Heikkinen/Vnk.
Prime Minister Sanna Marin (R) with Minister of the Interior Maria Ohisalo (C) and Minister of Science Annika Saarikko. Photo: Lauri Heikkinen/Vnk.

Prime Minister Sanna Marin will attend several meetings hosted by the Portuguese EU Council Presidency in Portugal on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 May.

On Thursday 6, Prime Minister Marin will have a bilateral meeting with Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa.

The Portuguese Presidency will hold the Porto Social Summit on Friday 7.

In addition to the members of the European Council, EU-level representatives of labour market organisations will be in attendance.

A significant portion of the discussions will take place in workshops dealing with issues related to employment, education and inclusion. 

Also on Friday, the heads of state or government will attend an informal dinner, where they will discuss topics including the EU’s joint measures to combat Covid-19 and the EU-India Leaders’ Meeting taking place the next day.

Informal meeting

The informal meeting of heads or state or government on Saturday 8 May will also focus on social issues.

At the meeting, the heads of state or government will sign the Porto Declaration emphasizing the central role of the social dimension in post-pandemic recovery, the green and digital transition and adaptation to demographic change. 

The EU-India Leaders’ Meeting will also take place on Saturday. Due to the severe Covid-19 situation in India, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate via videoconference.

The purpose of the meeting is to strengthen the strategic partnership between the EU and India.

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