The Finnish EU Policy in Changing World and Europe


Ti 22.10.2013 klo 11:00-14:00
Auditorium of the Finnish Parliament
Mannerheimintie 30, Helsinki

The Finnish Government’s Report on Finland’s EU policy has been prepared and presented
amid major changes in the global and European setting. Global power shifts and challenges
related to the sustainable development are shaping the EU’s external environment, and
they are increasingly lived out throughout the Union. Relatedly, the EU’s economic crisis
has had an impact on EU’s internal dynamics and development. What are the key global
and European trends? What kind of implications does these have for the EU and its member
states? What is the way forward for Finland in the European Union?

11.00-11.15: Opening remarks and chair
MP Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Chair of the Grand Committee of the Parliament of Finland

11.15-12.30: Global and European Development Trends (in english)

"Governance and Power in a Changing World”
Dr Robin Niblett, Director of Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs
(video conference)

"EU’s Development Trends”
Dr Ulrike Guérot, Senior Associate for Germany, Open Society Initiative for Europe

"EU’s competences: A view from The Netherlands”
Mr Joop Nijssen, Deputy Director at the EU department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the

12.30-12.45: Break

12.45-14.00: Finland in the EU (in finnish)

"Suomen rooli ja asema maailmanpolitiikassa”
Professor Tuomas Forsberg, University of Tampere

"Suomi ja EU:n tulevaisuus”
Dr Teija Tiilikainen, Director of the Finnish Institute of International Affairs

"Muutokset Suomen EU-politiikassa”
Professor Tapio Raunio,University of Tampere