Prime Minister Ratas to meet the heads of government of Nordic and Baltic countries in Helsinki

01.11.2017 | 05:30

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Tallinn, Stenbock House, 1 November 2017 – Today, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas and his colleagues from the Baltic and Nordic countries will be discussing the concerns and future prospects of the Nordic-Baltic region in Helsinki, Finland.

At the meeting, Prime Minister Ratas will give an overview of the state of play of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, including digital development, and of the topics in the case of which reaching agreements will require more effort before the end of the year.

Additionally, the prime ministers will discuss regional cooperation, security, energy markets, hybrid threats, and cybersecurity, as well as Trans-Atlantic relations and cooperation in the United Nations.

The prime ministers of NB8 – Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia – meet every autumn during the session of the Nordic Council, or the so-called Nordic summit.

Before meeting his Nordic and Baltic colleagues, Prime Minister Ratas will visit the Latokartano Comprehensive School and the Estonian House, which is home to the Tuglas Society, the Estonian Institute, an office of Enterprise Estonia, and the Union of Estonian Societies in Finland.

The prime minister will return to Estonia tonight.

Triin Oppi

Media Adviser to the Government