Finland’s Presidency of EU Council kicks off

Photo: EPA PM Antti Rinne arrives for the Special European Council, Brussels, 30 June.

Finland took over the rotating six-month EU presidency from Romania today with the motto "Sustainable Europe – Sustainable Future", news wires reported. The country will put action to combat climate change at the heart of its EU Presidency, PM Antti Rinne told the parliament in Helsinki last week.

Finland's main goal is Member States to agree on the plan to reach climate neutrality by 2050, he said. Freedom of movement, the single market, worker's rights, Brexit, are also on Finland's list for the next six months. Rinne pointed out that the single market should “treat all workers fairly” and that the Europeans must be free to move to another EU country to work.


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