At the invitation of Finland’s Prime Minister and ALDE member party leader Juha Sipilä, six ALDE Prime ministers met in Helsinki on 19 February.
The Prime Ministers visiting their Finnish colleague included Prime Minister of Denmark Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Slovenia Marjan Šarec, Prime Minister of Estonia Jüri Ratas, Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte and Prime Minister of Belgium Charles Michel.
One of the central themes of the meeting was climate change, and the Prime Ministers met with university professors and Finnish climate start-ups to discuss the issue. They also met with some of the Center Party’s candidates to the European elections as well as exchange students from Denmark, Slovenia, Estonia, the Netherlands and Belgium.
The Prime Ministers published a joint statement which is available here in full. The statement features topics such as climate change, open and rules-based trade policy and the Single Market. It also references the upcoming European elections.