Monthly Archives: May 2016

Finland’s Leadership in the Baltic Sea Region

Kristian Jensen, Børge Brende and Timo Soini 2016 Minister  Kristian Jensen for Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Minister Børge Brende for Foreign Affairs of Norway, Minister Timo Soini for Foreign Affairs of Finland.  May 3, 2016 © Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland

 “The Nordic countries are working together to ensure stability and welfare in an effort to co-ordinate our development co-operation, promote Free Trade and to participate together in International crisis management and Peacekeeping Missions. The Nordic perspective in all these issues involves a concentrated focus on Democracy, Human Rights and the Rule of Law.”  May 3, 2016 © Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland                      Continue to read

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The Netherlands EU Presidency and the Celebration of Freedom

  Logo kleur hoge resolutie Protected by Copyright LawCelebration of Freedom opens the State of Europe Forum 2016

For centuries, Amsterdam has been seen as a city of Freedom.  On Sunday 8 May, Freedom has been celebrated at the official opening of the two-day State of Europe Forum. This annual forum brings together politicians, religious leaders, educators, academics, media specialists, activists and many other parties with a stake in the future of Europe.  May 4, 2016 © Dutch MFA

State of Europe Forum 2016. The paradox of Freedom – how can we sustain Europe’s Freedoms in the face of multiple threats?