President Niinistö to attend the Arraiolos Meeting of EU Presidents in Bulgaria

Office of the President of the Republic of Finland
Press Release 45/2015
​9 September 2016

President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö will travel to Sofia and Plovdiv in Bulgaria on 14–15 September, to attend the Arraiolos Meeting. The presidents of ten EU countries will attend the meeting. Topics of discussion will include increasing trust in the European Union and the transformation of the Balkan region.

This year’s meeting will be hosted by Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev. Other participants include Joachim Gauck, Federal President of Germany; Sergio Mattarella, President of the Italian Republic; and Andrzej Duda, President of the Republic of Poland. The Arraiolos Group has convened every year since 2003, for informal discussions at presidential level.