Finland campaigns to locate the European Food Authority in Helsinki

Minister for Foreign Trade and European Affairs Mr Kimmo Sasi launched the campaign to locate EU´s pending European Food Authority in Helsinki. He stressed that in spite of the special role of the city of Helsinki the campaign is a national one.

The plan to establish a European Food Authority is included in the White Paper on Food Safety, adopted by the EU Commission on January 12, 2000. The high level of Finnish research and practice of food safety and the modern facilities provided by the University of Helsinki speak for the Finnish bid, Minister Sasi said.