PM Stresses Security’s Key Role in EU Development

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PM highlights role of security in development of EU

Prime Minister Petteri Orpo and other EU Heads of State or Government on Thursday met for a discussion on the next EU Strategic Agenda in Warsaw, said a government press release on Friday.

In addition to Orpo, the Prime Ministers of Estonia, Greece, Ireland, Luxembourg, Poland and Spain attended the dinner meeting.

According to Prime Minister Orpo, the exchange of views focused mainly on European security and defence, competitiveness and the EU’s common values. These are also important priorities for Finland when it comes to developing the Union.

“Europe must be able to respond to rapid changes in the international operating environment. We need to support Ukraine over the long term and strengthen our defence industry in order to guarantee our security. We must improve Europe’s resilience to crises,” said Orpo.

Orpo also highlighted Finland’s other key objectives for the development of the EU, especially the need to deepen the single market, speed up the clean transition and promote the circular economy and bioeconomy.

The meeting was held at the invitation of European Council President Charles Michel. It was hosted by Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk. Orpo also met with the newly elected Taoiseach of Ireland, Simon Harris.

During the spring, the European Union will decide on its key priorities and objectives for the next five-year period 2024–2029.

These will be outlined in the Strategic Agenda, which is to be adopted in June after the European Parliament elections. The Strategic Agenda will also have an impact on the programme for the next Commission.

The EU Heads of State or Government will next meet for a Special European Council on 17–18 April in Brussels.

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

13 Comments
  1. Michelle92 says

    As a citizen of an EU member state, I believe it’s crucial for Europe to prioritize security and defense cooperation to effectively respond to global challenges. I support Prime Minister Orpo’s emphasis on enhancing Europe’s resilience in times of crises and promoting common values. Strengthening the single market and transitioning to a cleaner economy are also vital for the EU’s sustainable development. Looking forward to the Strategic Agenda for 2024-2029!

  2. AlexandraSmith90 says

    Europe must be able to respond to rapid changes in the international operating environment. We need to support Ukraine over the long term and strengthen our defence industry in order to guarantee our security. We must improve Europe’s resilience to crises.

  3. EmilySmith23 says

    Europe must be prepared to respond to rapid changes in the international operating environment. It is crucial to support Ukraine long-term and enhance our defense industry for ensuring our security. Improving Europe’s resilience to crises is imperative.

  4. EmilyJones says

    As a European citizen, I believe it is crucial for the EU to prioritize security in the current geopolitical landscape. It’s great to see leaders like Prime Minister Orpo emphasizing the need for Europe to be prepared for rapid changes and to support countries like Ukraine. Strengthening the defense industry and improving resilience to crises are key steps towards ensuring the safety and stability of our continent.

  5. EmilySmith_89 says

    As a strong believer in the importance of European security, I commend Prime Minister Orpo for emphasizing the need to enhance Europe’s resilience to crises and support Ukraine in the long term. Strengthening our defence industry is vital for guaranteeing our security in today’s rapidly changing world.

  6. Emily94 says

    What steps are being taken to enhance the EU’s defence industry as emphasized by PM Orpo? Any specific plans in place?

    1. MarkJohnson89 says

      Sure, Emily94! PM Orpo stressed the need to strengthen the EU’s defence industry to ensure our security. Specific plans include supporting Ukraine, enhancing Europe’s resilience to crises, and promoting the development of the circular economy and bioeconomy.

  7. EmilySmith says

    In my opinion, Prime Minister Orpo’s emphasis on security as a key role in EU development is crucial. It’s essential for Europe to adapt to the changing global landscape and prioritize security measures to ensure stability. I agree that supporting Ukraine and boosting defense capabilities are vital steps. Furthermore, focusing on deepening the single market, advancing the clean energy transition, and promoting sustainable economies align with sustainable development goals. It’s commendable that leaders are discussing these issues and working towards a stronger, more resilient EU.

  8. Emily Reed says

    Europe must be able to respond to rapid changes in the international operating environment. Ukraine needs long-term support and defense industry strengthening for security guarantee. Europe’s resilience to crises must be improved.

  9. EmilySmith92 says

    Do you think the EU will prioritize security and defense over other aspects in the upcoming Strategic Agenda?

    1. MarkJohnson78 says

      Europe should strike a balance between enhancing security and defense capabilities while also focusing on economic growth and social cohesion. It’s crucial to address all aspects to ensure the EU’s development and stability.

  10. MariaJones25 says

    Europe must be able to respond to rapid changes in the international operating environment. We need to support Ukraine over the long term and strengthen our defense industry in order to guarantee our security. We must improve Europe’s resilience to crises.

  11. AnnaSmith85 says

    As a concerned citizen, I believe that European security and defense should be top priorities in the EU’s development agenda. It is crucial for the Union to be ready to address rapid international changes, support countries like Ukraine, and enhance defense capabilities. Strengthening the single market and promoting sustainable practices are also key for Europe’s future. I hope that leaders like Prime Minister Orpo can work together to secure a safer and more sustainable future for all EU members.

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