'This is Europe' debate in the European Parliament: Speech by Sanna Marin, Prime Minister of Finland, on 13 September 2022

Oversigt 19-09-2022

'This is Europe' – an initiative proposed by the President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola – consists of a series of debates with EU leaders to discuss their visions for the future of the European Union. On 13 September, the Prime Minister of Finland, Sanna Marin, was the fifth EU leader to address the Parliament since its Conference of Presidents endorsed the initiative on 28 April 2022. Ms Marin stressed that the European Union was the most important political framework for each of its Member States, and that its unity was its greatest strength. She also emphasised that Europe's strategic autonomy was one of the most important discussions in the Union, regarding the EU's ability to meet external challenges and to safeguard the functioning of our societies in all circumstances.