2012

EVENTS IN 2012

14.12.2012

Annual Autumn Meeting of Atlantic Council of Finland

Board of Directors for the year 2013:

Chairperson: Mrs Liisa Jaakonsaari, Member of the European Parliament

Members of the Board:

Dr. Tuomas Forsberg, Professor, University of Tampere
Mr Jari Haapiainen, Senior Officer, International Affairs
Mr Henrik Lax, Member of the European Parliament (2004 – 2009)
Mr Max Mickelsson, Director, Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Oy
Ms Helena Partanen, Defence Counsellor, Ministry of Defence of Finland
Dr. Jari Rantapelkonen, Professor, National Defence College of Finland
Dr. Pentti Sadeniemi
Mr Pertti Salolainen, MP, Vice-Chair, Foreign Affairs Comittee, Parliament of Finland, Minister (Hon.), Ambassador (ret.)
Mr Veli Sundbäck, Ambassador (ret.)
Mr Lauri Tierala, Senior Political Adviser to Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade at Prime Minister’s Office
Mr Jukka Valtasaari, Ambassador (ret.)

Secretary General:
Ms Terhi Suominen, M.Pol.Sc.

Venue: G 18 Juhlasali, Helsinki

14.12.2012

Suomalaisten muuttumattomat asenteet?

Puhuja: Heli Santala, Pääsihteeri, Maanpuolustustiedotuksen suunnittelukunta, Puolustusministeriö

Paikka: G18 Juhlasali, Helsinki

 

  
  

23.11.2012

Conference: Nordic Security Cooperation = Smart Defence?

Welcoming words: Mr Kimmo Sasi, MP, President of the Nordic Council

Chair of the conference: Mr Pertti Salolainen, Minister (Hon.), Vice-Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the Parliament of Finland, Vice-Chair of the Atlantic Council of Finland

Keynote speech: Dr. Erkki Tuomioja, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
>> Speech by Minister Tuomioja

Presentations:
Dr. Henrik Breitenbauch, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Military Studies, University of Copenhagen
Mr Ernst Egelid, Commander, Department of Security Policy, Ministry of Defence of Norway
Dr. Tuomas Forsberg, Professor, University of Tampere
Mrs Helena Partanen, Defence Counsellor, Director of International Policy Unit, Ministry of Defence of Finland, Member of the ACF board of directors
Dr. Tomas Ries, Senior Lecturer, Swedish National Defence College

Closing remarks: Mr Pertti Salolainen, Minister (Hon.), Vice-Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee, Parliament of Finland, Vice-Chair of the Atlantic Council of Finland

Venue: Hanasaari – Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre, Espoo

The conference was organised in cooperation with Danish Atlantic Treaty Association, Norwegian Atlantic Committee, Swedish Atlantic Council and Hanasaari – Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre

>> Conference news report broadcasted by the Finnish TV channel MTV3 (in Finnish)

  
  
  
  

2.11.2012

EU:n ulkosuhteet – Yhdellä äänellä puhumisen vaikeus

Avaussanat: Sari Artjoki, Vt. päällikkö, Euroopan komission Suomen-edustusto

Puhujat:
Piritta Asunmaa, Suurlähettiläs, poliittisten- ja turvallisuusasioiden komitea, Suomen pysyvä edustusto Euroopan unionissa
Mika-Markus Leinonen
, Johtaja, EU:n siviilikriisinhallintakomitea, Euroopan unionin neuvoston pääsihteeristö
Liisa Jaakonsaari
, Euroopan parlamentin jäsen, Suomen Atlantti-Seuran puheenjohtaja

Puheenjohtaja: Pekka Nurminen, Päällikkö, Euroopan parlamentin Suomen-tiedotustoimisto

Paikka: Eurooppasali, Helsinki

Järjestäjät: Suomen Atlantti-Seura, Eurooppalainen Suomi ry, Euroopan komission Suomen-edustusto ja Euroopan parlamentin Suomen-tiedotustoimisto

        

18.9.2012

Morning coffee event: Europe in U.S. Presidential Election

Speakers:
Ms Linda Moore Forbes, Democratic Party
Ms Ann E. W. Stone, Republican Party

Chair: Mr Pertti Salolainen, Minister (Hon.), Vice-Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee, Parliament of Finland, Vice-Chair of the Atlantic Council of Finland

Venue: Ekberg Extra, Helsinki

The program was kindly supported by the U.S. Embassy in Finland

  

3.7.2012

Atlantic Council of Finland launched a new publication Ett Nytt Nato? (a New NATO?). Ett Nytt Nato is a Swedish translation of the Finnish Uusi Nato? (a New NATO?) -report. The publication is written by Ms Karoliina Honkanen and Mr Janne Kuusela.
>> Ett Nytt Nato -report (pdf)

8.6.2012 

Minister (Hon.), Ambassador Jaakko Iloniemi’s 80th Anniversary Conference:
Europe and Global Challenges

Speakers:
H.E. Martti Ahtisaari, former President of the Republic of Finland, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
Mr Robert Hunter, former U.S. Ambassador to NATO, former U.S. Representative to the Western European Union
Prof. Martti Häikiö, Chair of the Paasikivi Society
Mr Jaakko Iloniemi, Minister (Hon.), Ambassador (ret.)
Mrs Liisa Jaakonsaari, Member of the European Parliament, Chairperson of the Atlantic Council of Finland
Mr Juhani Kaskeala, Admiral (ret.), former Commander of the Finnish Defence Forces
Dr. Erkki Tuomioja, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

Chair: Mr Jukka Valtasaari, former Ambassador of Finland to the U.S., Former Secretary of State, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

Venue: Finlandia Hall, Helsinki

The conference was organized in cooperation with Paasikivi Society

The conference was organized by the kind support of Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and Nordea

  
  
  

14.5.2012

Atlantic Council of Finland Annual Spring Meeting

Venue: G18, Helsinki

14.5.2012

Uusi järjestys: USA, Nato ja Eurooppa G2-maailmassa

Puhuja: Matti Apunen, Johtaja, Elinkeinoelämän valtuuskunta EVA
>> Matti Apusen puhe (pdf)

Paikka: G18 Juhlasali, Helsinki

14.3.2012

U.S. Military Presence in Europe

Keynote speaker: Mr Michael C. Ryan, Deputy Director, ECJ-5/8 Security Cooperation and ODC Operations, U.S. European Command (EUCOM)

Chair: Mrs Helena Partanen, Defence Counsellor, Director of International Policy Unit, Ministry of Defence of Finland and Member of the ACF board of directors

Venue: Ekberg Extra, Helsinki