Extracts from the joint press briefing by Matti Vanhanen, Finnish Prime Minister, and José Manuel Barroso
Matti Vanhanen, Finnish Prime Minister, was invited by José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, to attend a meeting with the College of the European Commission on 28 January 2009 in Brussels.
Matti Vanhanen briefed the Members of the EC about the Finnish answers to recession now and in the past. Matti Vanhanen explained what he and his Government are doing to fight the recession and the financial crisis, as well as what was done during the recession in the 1990s.
Russia was another topic of discussion, as Finland is its neighbouring country. SHOTLIST