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Kultaranta talks

President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö will host a debate on foreign and security policy at Kultaranta on 11–12 June 2017.

 

Conclusion of Kultaranta talks focused on Finland’s success story

Tasavallan presidentti Sauli Niinistö ja professori, nobelisti Bengt Holmström keskustelivat Suomen menestystarinasta. Kuva: Juhani Kandell/Tasavallan presidentin kanslia

The concluding discussion crystallised the themes explored during the couple of days spent at Kultaranta: the challenges and future of Finland, Europe and the entire world. Will Finland’s success story continue into the future? What kinds of challenges will be set by global politics? How will representative democracy fare? 

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Do we share a common language any longer? Politics and new media influence in the Kultaranta morning discussion

Do we share a common language any longer? Politics and new media influence in the Kultaranta morning discussion

Is democracy running out of road? Is confidence in politics collapsing? The discussion at Kultaranta on the morning of Monday 12 June focused on politics in the new era of media influence. The themes included populism, the transformation of the media and the change in political language. 

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The opening of the Kultaranta talks began with a taste of forbidden fruit – Europe’s common defence

Photo: Office of the President of the Republic of Finland

The European project was born of war and has sought to ensure peace on our continent, but the aim has been to achieve this without a clear mandate even to broach the matter, let alone act upon it,” said President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö in his opening remarks for the Kultaranta talks on Sunday 11 June, 2017.

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The theme of the Kultaranta talks: the future 

The theme of the Kultaranta talks: the future

On 11–12 June 2017, President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö will host the Kultaranta talks, whose theme will be ‘the future’. In honour of the centenary of Finland's independence, this theme will be discussed from the perspectives of security, policy and economics. High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende and Deputy Secretary General of NATO Rose Gottemoeller will attend the discussion.

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Current Affairs  

6/11/2017
Opening words by President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö at the Kultaranta talks on 11 June 2017
6/22/2016
Kultaranta talks close: “There are differences between Finland and Sweden, but those differences are hard to define”
6/20/2016
Kultaranta talks ask 'Where is the EU headed?'
6/20/2016
Security in the Baltic Sea region on the agenda in Kultaranta
6/19/2016
Kultaranta talks: Closer defence cooperation between Finland and Sweden responds to the challenges of our time
6/19/2016
Opening speech by President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö at the Kultaranta talks on 19 June 2016
5/24/2016
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to attend Kultaranta talks
6/16/2015
President Niinistö in Kultaranta: Finland’s success requires commitment
6/15/2015
Kultaranta talks look for answers to the question "How can Finland overcome the challenge?"
6/15/2015
Kultaranta talks: the World in Disorder
6/14/2015
President Niinistö opened the Kultaranta Talks: International system in turmoil
6/13/2014
President Niinistö concluded the Kultaranta talks: A secure life must be guaranteed
6/9/2014
Russia one of the themes of discussion in Kultaranta: Where is the bear headed?
6/8/2014
President Niinistö opened the Kultaranta Talks: Finland and Finland alone will assess its position and make decisions independently
6/6/2014
Kultaranta talks - Pictures
4/17/2014
Kultaranta talks to be held again in summer 2014
4/4/2014
Kultaranta talks in 2013
1/13/2014
President Niinistö in Sälen: Finland and Sweden to strengthen defence cooperation
6/17/2013
President Niinistö opens Kultaranta talks: From cross purposes to transparency
6/17/2013
Finland’s role in the world explored at morning session of Kultaranta talks

Kultaranta teemasivukuva

Program 2017

Sunday 11 June 2017

Photos on Flickr

at 4-4.40 p.m.
Press Conference

Video recording

  • Joint press conference of President Niinistö, High Representative Mogherini, Minister of Foreign Affairs Brende and Deputy Secretary General Gottemoeller

at 6 p.m.
Opening address of the President of the Republic

Video recording on Yle Arena

Panel discussion: The future of European security institutions

  • H.E. Ms Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
  • H.E. Mr Børge Brende, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway
  • Ms Rose Gottemoeller, Deputy Secretary General of NATO
  • Moderator: Mr Franҫois Heisbourg, Chair of International Institute for Strategic Studies

Monday 12 June 2017

klo 9.30–11.00
Session I: Politics in the era of new media influence

Live on Yle Areena (in Finnish)

  • Mr Pekka Ervasti, Reporter

Panelists:

  • Ms Ulla Appelsin, Editor-in-Chief, Ilta-Sanomat
  • Ms Mari K. Niemi, Senior Researcher, Centre for Parliamentary Studies
  • Mr Antton Rönnholm, Secretary General, Social Democratic Party of Finland
  • Mr Matias Turkkila, Editor-in-Chief, the Finns Party newspaper
  • Ms Riikka Venäläinen, Editor-in-Chief, YLE

at 2.30-3.30 p.m.
Closing session: Finland's next chapter

Live on Yle Areena (in Finnish)

  • The President of the Republic and Nobel Laureate Professor Bengt Holmström discuss Finland's future challenges and solutions

Kultaranta talks

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