Historic Government Session Starts With Tallinn Ferry Trip

This is the first time the two governments have met en masse for talks, and the first time the Finnish government has convened overseas.

Picture of Finnish and Estonian flags / Credit: @EstonianGovt Twitter

The Finnish government is holding its first ever session outside the country today, in a joint meeting convened with the Estonian government to mark that country’s 100th anniversary of independence.

Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (Centre) leads his cabinet colleagues in discussions with Estonian counterpart Prime Minister Jüri Ratas.

The two sides are discussing transport links, digital connections, language and culture, and EU affairs.

“I believe we can make fast progress in these four areas and achieve deeper cooperation” says Sipilä in a press release.

“For example, the lively discussion about a possible tunnel link shows how much interaction there is on a regular basis between our two countries. Personally I see much untapped potential in shared digital services and in the sharing of information” he says.