French PM Calls for More Nuclear Power

Sunday, June 1, 2008

French Prime Minister Francois Fillon paid a visit to Finland on Friday. He was the guest of Finnish Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen.

Discussions between the two focused on France's upcoming term as EU president, which begins a month from now. France intends to emphasize environmental issues.

Fillon said during his visit that if EU nations can agree to reduce significantly their carbon emissions, this would put pressure on the rest of the world to follow suit. France considers nuclear energy to be important in the fight against climate change.

On the question of agricultural policy, both men shared identical views that no revision was needed in the near future.

Both prime ministers described Franco-Finnish relations as being very good.

Prime Minister Fillon also met with President Tarja Halonen and Nokia's Board Chairman and former CEO, Jorma Ollila.

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