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Perspectives for EU-Russia cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region

Time: 10:40-12:00

Venue: Riddarsalen

Moderators: Mikko Lohikoski, Senior Advisor, City of Turku, Daria Akhutina, Senior Advisor, Council of the Baltic Sea States

Greeting speech on behalf of CBSS Icelandic Presidency: Ambassador, Chairman of the CSO CBSS Mr. Gudmundir Arni Stefansson
Political introduction to the theme and an overview to future perspectives:
Mr. Paavo Lipponen, Former Prime Minister of Finland
Introduction of the Strategy for socio-economic development of Russian North - West Federal district 2020 – 20 minutes:
Ms. Irina Karelina, Director General, Leontief Center, Russia
Mr. Slava Khodko, Chairman of the Board, North-West Development and Investment Promotion Agency

Panel discussion on the vision on BSR development in the light of the BS strategies:
30 minutes
Igor Kapyrin, Deputy Head of the All European department, MFA Russia
Kurt Bratteby, Swedish Institute, Deputy Director General. Director, Department for International Relations
Erja Tikka, Ambassador, MFA Finland
Reiner Kneifel-Haverkamp, Head of Unit, EU-Economic and Financial Policies, Brandenburg Ministry of Justice, for European Affairs and Consumer Protection
European Commission representative (tbc)
Conclusions: 10 minutes


Political seminar

Main organiser:

HA Neighbours Coordinators

Seminar contact person:
Jaana Kerttula

Seminar partner organisations
Association for Cooperation with Baltic Sea Norden in Russia
Leontief Centre in Saint Petersburg

Sub-objective of the EUSBSR:
Save the Sea: Better cooperation
Connect the Region: Connecting people in the region