Finnish finance minister to miss euro zone, EU meetings

HELSINKI, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Finland's finance minister willmiss meetings with her European counterparts on Monday andTuesday after falling ill, a finance ministry official said.

In place of Jutta Urpilainen, under-secretary of stateMartti Hetemaki will lead the Finnish delegation at the meetingsof euro zone and European Union finance ministers in Luxembourg,the official told Reuters.

(Reporting By Jussi Rosendahl; Editing by John Stonestreet)

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