In a pivotal visit, EU Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson is set to embark on a two-day mission to Finland, commencing on Monday, the 18th of September.
In a pivotal visit, EU Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson is set to embark on a two-day mission to Finland, commencing on Monday, the 18th of September. The purpose of her trip is to engage with Finnish policymakers and stakeholders in comprehensive discussions pertaining to the EU’s energy policy.
On the inaugural day of her visit, Commissioner Simson will commence her itinerary by meeting with Finland’s Prime Minister, Petteri Orpo, in the morning. Following this, she will engage in a bilateral meeting with the Minister of Climate and the Environment, Kai Mykkänen.
The agenda of their discussion will span the ongoing reforms within the EU’s electricity and gas markets, the pivotal role of nuclear power, and the EU’s climate target for the year 2040. In the afternoon, Commissioner Simson will embark on a visit to the Loviisa power plant, where she will gain valuable insights into the disposal of spent nuclear fuels, a critical aspect of sustainable energy practices.
The second day of Commissioner Simson’s visit will be equally significant, as she is scheduled to meet with members of the Finnish Parliament’s Commerce and Environment Committees. This meeting will provide a crucial forum for an in-depth exchange of views on key energy policy reforms and their implications.
Subsequently, Commissioner Simson will engage with representatives of Energiateollisuus (Finnish Energy), a prominent trade organization representing approximately 260 companies in the Finnish energy sector. This encounter promises to be an opportunity for a constructive dialogue on the challenges and opportunities facing the sector, as well as potential areas of collaboration and growth.
Commissioner Simson’s visit to Finland underscores the EU’s commitment to fostering robust dialogue and collaboration with member states in advancing sustainable energy solutions. The discussions held during this visit are expected to have far-reaching implications for the future direction of EU energy policy and its alignment with broader climate and sustainability goals.
The insights gathered from the Loviisa power plant visit will further inform strategies for responsible nuclear energy management, a critical component of the EU’s energy portfolio.
This visit marks a significant milestone in Commissioner Simson‘s efforts to engage with EU member states and stakeholders in shaping a resilient and forward-looking energy policy framework for the European Union.