First Visit Abroad Leads Foreign Minister Schallenberg to Finland

PeopleDiplomats ♦ Published: June 25, 2019; 15:02 ♦ (Vindobona)

His first bilateral trip abroad took Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg to Helsinki. The trip focused not only on European policy issues but also on the EU Presidency, which Finland will take over on 1 July 2019.

Foreign Minister Schallenberg visited Finland / Picture: © Finnish and Austrian crossed flags by

During the trip, Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg met the Finnish Minister for European Affairs, Tytti Tuppurainen, and exchanged views with her on the priorities of the forthcoming Finnish EU Presidency.

Other topics of discussion included the EU accession prospects for the Western Balkan states and the Brexit.

Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg then held a…