Commissioner McGuinness in Finland to discuss sustainable finance and the EU taxonomy and meet high-level members of the government

Daily News 10 / 11 / 2021

Economy - published on 11 November 2021
Source: European Commission Spokesperson’s Service

Commissioner for Financial Services, Financial Stability and Capital Markets Union, Mairead McGuinness, will visit Finland from 10 to 12 November.

Today, Commissioner McGuinness will meet with representatives from the Confederation of Finnish Industries, and then with members of the energy company Fortum. On Thursday, the
Commissioner will visit the Olkiluoto Visitors Centre and the Onkalo nuclear waste repository. On Friday, Commissioner McGuinness will meet with Sanna Marin, Prime Minister
of Finland; Annika Saarikko, Minister of Finance; Mika Lintilä, Minister of Economic Affairs; and Jari Leppä, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, to discuss sustainable
finance and the EU taxonomy.

On the same day, Commissioner McGuinness will meet with the Finnish Parliament’s Grand Committee, and participate in a citizens’ eventonyouth and economy, as well as a
meeting with ‘Economy and Youth TAT’. Finally, she will meet with Finance Finland to discuss the recent Commission proposals on Basel
III implementation and Solvency II
, and to exchange views on the COVID-19 crisis and the way forward.

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