In a video conference on Tuesday, March 10, Prime Minister Sanna Marin (the SDP) discussed the COVID-19 virus with the EU heads of state and government, the president of the European Commission and the president of the European Central Bank.
The agenda of the negotiations led by Charles Michel, the president of the European Council, was how to limit the spread of the virus and curb the economic consequences.
“In Finland, the number of infections is still small compared to many other European countries. However, we are prepared for all situations and are assessing the necessary measures on a daily basis,” Prime Minister Marin said.
Prime Minister Marin noted that the situation in Europe has taken a more serious turn. “The discussion of the heads of state and government emphasized the need for joint coordination and the exchange of up-to-date information. The coronavirus situation is developing rapidly throughout Europe and we are constantly monitoring it.”
No formal decisions were made during the discussion of the members of the European Council.