Not just another tea party:
The lasting value of the OSCE
The Finnish Institute of International Affairs
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nothing is possible, without institutions nothing is permanent.”
Institute of International Affairs has published a new Finnish Foreign Policy
Paper about the significance of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).
The text is
written by Minister Jaakko Iloniemi, a former Finnish diplomat. Between 1965
and 1971 he served as Head of Department for Development Cooperation in the
Finnish Foreign Ministry. The text is based on a speech that Mr. Iloniemi gave
in July 2015 at a seminar organized by the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and the
Finnish Institute of International Affairs.
In his text, Iloniemi looks back on the CSCE summit organised in Helsinki in 1975, and appraises the lasting value of the OSCE.
"Political and legal institutions that are strong enough to weather storms and upheavals are the best guarantee we have for an orderly and successful management of international relations. An OSCE which can fulfil that role is therefore a worthy aim", Iloniemi writes.