Old and New Security Challenges in the Nordic-Baltic Region

25 April 2024
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Visual Event 25.04.2024 New Security Challenges in the Nordic-Baltic Region

Since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the security landscape in the Baltic Sea region has undergone a profound shift. New threats compound conventional ones, and all Nordic-Baltic countries are now NATO Allies. This situation demands – and provides an opportunity for – a deepened regional cooperation on security policy issues.

In 2024, Sweden is chairing the informal foreign and security cooperation formats between the Nordic and Baltic countries (NB8). The main priorities of this role are to strengthen foreign and security policy cooperation in the region, maintain unwavering regional support for Ukraine, and ensure continued global support for Ukraine.

Please join us for a discussion with the chairs of the foreign affairs committees of the Latvian, Estonian, and Lithuanian parliaments about the security challenges in the Nordic-Baltic region in the shadow of Russa’s war of aggression against Ukraine.


8:45 a.m. Registration

9:00 a.m.: Opening remarks by Veronika Wand-Danielsson, Ambassador of Sweden to Germany

Panel discussion with:
Rihards Kols, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of Latvian Parliament
Marko Mihkelson, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of Estonian Parliament
Žygimantas Pavilionis, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of Lithuanian Parliament
Marieluise Beck, Co-founder of the Zentrum Liberale Moderne
Torbjörn Becker, Director of the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE)

Moderator: Stefan Meister, Head of the Center for Order and Governance in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)

10:15 a.m.: Breakfast with the opportunity to network

Please register here.