Prime Minister to attend the meeting of the European Council

09.12.2009 | 13:20

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Tallinn, Stenbock House, 9 December 2009 – Today, Prime Minister Andrus Ansip will depart for Brussels, where he will be attending the meeting of the European Council that starts tomorrow.

The main topics of the Council will be related to climate negotiations and the economy.

The heads of government and heads of state of the European Union will assess the progress of the negotiations at the Copenhagen Climate Conference and will make decisions that help achieve a successful result at the conference. At the climate conference, a political agreement is aimed to be reached with as clear a further action plan as possible.

Also, a summary of the steps for coping with the economic and financial crisis will be prepared. The Council will assess the situation and provide instructions for further coordinated activity. The opportunities for returning to a conventional market situation in the financial sector will also be discussed.

At the summit, the multi-annual work programme in the fields of freedom, safety and legislation, or the Stockholm Programme, is also planned to be approved.

More information about the issues being covered at the European Council and the positions of Estonia are available on the European Union website of the State Chancellery at http://www.valitsus.ee/redirect/430  

The Prime Minister will be accompanied on his visit by Villu Känd from the Government Communications Office (52 754 24).

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