Finland's EU Council Presidency in forest policy
Finland will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union in autumn 2019. At the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, this means that Finland will chair the meetings of the working parties of the Council of the EU and that guests from EU Member States will come to Finland to learn more about our country and its forestry sector.
At our meetings in the autumn, we will discuss a variety of themes including the Legally Binding Agreement on Forests in Europe and the reform of the EU Forest Strategy. The reform of the Common Agricultural Policy will also be an important topic of discussion in the forestry sector.
EU Forest Strategy and Agenda 2030 - Workshop summary report
Minister Jari Leppä presents Finland’s priorities to European Parliament Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (Press Release by Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry 22.7.2019)
European Bioeconomy Scene 2019 in Helsinki brings together bioeconomy experts from all over Europe (Press Release by Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment 9.7.2019)
Sustainability and response to climate change the main themes at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry during Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU (Press Release by Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry 5.7.2019)
Juha Niemelä and Marja Kokkonen: EU stepping up efforts to preserve world´s forests (column, EU2019FI, 13.12.2019)
Presidency website of the Prime Minister’s Office
Finland's Presidency of the Council of the EU - EU2019FI