2015

EVENTS IN 2015

11.12.2015 Atlantic Council of Finland Annual Autumn Meeting

5.11.2015 Finland and NATO: 20 Years of Partnership – A Springboard for the Future?

15.9.2015 Mr Timo S. Koster, Director, Defence Policy and Capabilities NATO visited Helsinki

4.9.2015 A keynote speech by Edward Lucas on Baltic Sea Security in a Cold Climate

21.8.2015 Finland’s anniversaries in international organizations: UN 60, OSCE 40, EU 20 and NATO Partnership 20

13.7.2015  Finland’s Security – Which are the options?

29.5.2015 Atlantic Council of Finland Annual Spring Meeting

6.2.2015 Visit from the board of the Atlantic Council of Sweden to Helsinki

 

11.12.2015

Atlantic Council of Finland Annual Autumn Meeting

Friday 11 December 2015 at 15.00 in Helsinki

Speaker:

Ambassador Charles C. Adams, Jr.
Ambassador of the United States to Finland

Ambassador Charles C. Adams Jr. Photo: Finnish Defence Forces/Juho Räty Suurlähettiläs Charles C. Adams Jr. Kuva: Puolustusvoimat/Juho Räty

5.11.2015

Finland and NATO: 20 Years of Partnership – A Springboard for the Future?

Thursday, 5 November 2015 at 13.30 – 15.30 in Helsinki

Keynote speech:

Dr. Jamie Shea
Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges NATO

Speakers:

Ms Anne Sipiläinen
Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Security Policy

Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

Ms Helena Partanen
Director, Defence Policy

Ministry of Defence of Finland

Mr Leif Blomqvist
Ambassador, Finland’s First Head of Mission to NATO (1997 – 2002)

Chair:

Mr Pertti Salolainen
MP, Minister (Hon.), Vice-Chair of the Atlantic Council of Finland,

Vice-Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Parliament of Finland

 

15.9.2015

Mr Timo S. Koster, Director, Defence Policy and Capabilities NATO visited Helsinki and met the management of the Atlantic Council of Finland

Timo S. Koster Timo S. Koster

 

4.9.2015

A keynote speech on Baltic Sea Security in a Cold Climate 

by Mr Edward Lucas, Senior Editor at The Economist

on Friday, 4 September 2015 at 9.00 – 11.00 at Aalto University

Comments to the keynote speech:

Dr Jarno Limnéll
Professor of Cyber Security at Aalto University

Chair of the event:

Mr Pertti Salolainen
MP, Minister (Hon.), Vice-Chair of the Atlantic Council of Finland, Vice-Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Parliament of Finland, Finnish Ambassador to Great Britain in 1996-2004

Watch a video recording of the event

The CV of Mr Lucas (edwardlucas.com)

The latest report by Mr Lucas on Baltic Sea Security: The Coming Storm (cepa.org)

Edward Lucas. Photo: Aalto/Aino Huovio Jarno Limnéll. Photo: Hanna Nykänen Edward Lucas and Jarno Limnéll. Photo: Hanna Nykänen Pertti Salolainen, Edward Lucas and Terhi Suominen The event was organized at Aalto University. Photo: Aalto/Aino Huovio

21.8.2015

Finland’s anniversaries in international organizations: UN 60, OSCE 40, EU 20 and NATO Partnership 20 

How have the UN, OSCE, EU and NATO affected Finland’s security?

The event was organized together with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Säätytalo, Helsinki

Opening remarks:

Pirkko Hämäläinen
Under-Secretary of State, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Speakers:

Timo Kantola
Deputy Director General, Political Department, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Katja Pehrman
Finland’s ambassador to the OSCE

Kai Sauer
Finland’s ambassador to the UN

Pilvi-Sisko Vierros-Villeneuve
Finland’s ambassador to the EU

Chairman:

Liisa Jaakonsaari
Member of the European Parliament

Chairperson of the Board, Atlantic Council of Finland

Under-Secretary of State Pirkko Hämäläinen. Photo: Defence Forces/Ville Bröijer Deputy Director General Timo Kantola. Photo: Defence Forces/Ville Bröijer Ambassador Katja Pehrman. Photo: Defence Forces/Ville Bröijer Ambassador Kai Sauer. Photo: Defence Forces/Ville Bröijer Ambassador Pilvi-Sisko Vierros-Villeneuve. Photo: Defence Forces/Ville Bröijer Chairman Liisa Jaakonsaari and the speakers. Photo: Defence Forces/Ville Bröijer House of the Estates. Photo: Defence Forces/Ville Bröijer

13.7.2015  

Finland’s Security – Which are the options? 

How to strengthen Finland’s security? Alone, with NATO, Sweden, the Nordics or the EU?

A discussion at the SuomiAreena in Pori with:

Tuomas Forsberg, Professor of International Relations, University of Tampere

Tommi Haapala, LtCol, Chief of Staff, Pori Brigade

Helena Partanen, Defence Counsellor, Director of Defence Policy Unit, Ministry of Defence

Leif Blomqvist, Ambassador, served as Finland’s ambassador to the European Community, the United Kingdom and NATO

The language of the event was Finnish.

SuomiAreena. Photo by SuomiAreena.

Tuomas Forsberg. Photo by SuomiAreena. Tommi Haapala. Photo by SuomiAreena. Helena Partanen. Photo by SuomiAreena. Leif Blomqvist. Photo by SuomiAreena.

29.5.2015 

Atlantic Council of Finland Annual Spring Meeting

Speaker: Mr. Jaakko Laajava, Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Security Policy, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

Venue: Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Helsinki

   

6.2.2015

Visit from the board of the Atlantic Council of Sweden to Helsinki