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Viviane Reding in Helsinki to debate with citizens on the Future of Europe

Viviane Reding

After 29 dialogues in cities across Europe, the debate on the future of Europe is now coming to Helsinki. On Tuesday 24 September, Vice-President Reding and the Finnish Member of the European Parliament Sirpa Pietikäinen will debate about Europe's way out of the economic crisis, citizens' rights and the future of Europe with about 300 citizens.

"Finland holds the 3rd place in the World Economic Forum's global competitiveness index, being the leading EU Member State – the best proof that hard work and determined structural reforms are rewarded with success. I am looking forward to hearing about the experiences that Finnish citizens have made; and to their views and expectations on the future of our Union," said Vice-President Viviane Reding.

The debate will take place between 10:00 and 12:00 (9:00 and 11:00 CET) on Tuesday 24 September and can be followed live via webstream. If you cannot make it on the day, citizens from all over Europe can also participate via Twitter by using the hash tag #EUDeb8.