Ukraine: debate with Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto on Thursday 


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Foreign Affairs Committee MEPs will host Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto for a debate on European security challenges in light of the war in Ukraine.

The debate will take place on Thursday 12 May at 09.00 CEST, with Mr Haavisto participating remotely. He is expected to brief MEPs on Finland’s foreign and security policy direction following neighbouring Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as well as the country’s ongoing work to reassess its security arrangements. Finland is currently not a member of the NATO military alliance.

In addition, the debate is also likely to focus on the EU’s work on sanctioning Russia and what the European Union must do to help Ukraine further in its struggle for freedom, sovereignty and independence.

Mr Haavisto’s address will be followed by interventions from representatives of Parliament’s political groups.

When: Thursday 12 May at 09.00 CEST

Where: Room 3C50 in Parliament’s Spaak building in Brussels and remote participation

You can follow the debate live here. (12.05.2022)