The Finnish Presidency of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council 2021–202329.09.2021
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Finnish Presidency to host meeting of Barents Euro-Arctic Council on the preparation of a green transition strategy in Kuusamo
Senior officials responsible for Barents cooperation in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland and the EU will meet in Kuusamo, Finland, on 30–31 May. Ambassador Jari Vilén will lead the discussion on the next steps during Finland’s Presidency of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council (BEAC).
Foreign Minister Haavisto’s greeting
Dear friends of the Barents!
Finland has the pleasure and duty to lead for the coming two years’ the Barents Euro-Arctic Council, following the successful Norwegian presidency.
It is both easy and challenging for Finland to continue on the path where Norway has led us. We will continue to focus on the three basic elements of the cooperation that all members share: environment, youth and transport.