Visit of Jyrki Katainen, Finnish Prime Minister, to José Manuel Barroso: extracts from the joint press briefing
On 6 October 2011, Jyrki Katainen, Finnish Prime Minister, paid a visit to José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, in Brussels. After their talks, they held a joint press briefing.
They discussed economical issues, ahead of the European Council on 17-18 October 2011. The President said he hopes all Member States will vote the entry into force of the European Financial Stability Facility, the EFSF. Jyrki Katainen highlighted that Finland is strongly in favour of the European Commission playing a major role in economic governance.