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EU ENLARGEMENT AND BELARUS – Common Goal or Growing Concern?

STETE and Aleksanteri Institute organised together at the Parliament House a seminar ”EU enlargement with Belarus – common goal or growing concern” discussing the future integration of Belarus to the European co-operation networks. After the seminar there was a launching of the Northern Dimension Advisory Network -internet portal (www.northerndimension.net). Please find some presentations available via the title link above.

See also the report of the seminar in English.

EU Enlargement with Belarus – common goal or growing concern?
– and launching of the website www.northerndimension.net11 June 2003, at 9 – 13
Parliament house, Auditorium9 – 9.30 Welcoming coffee

Secretary General Laura Päiviö, STETE

Opening words – European stability unstable?

Counsellor Mr. Frank de Hoop Scheffer, Representing Netherlands                         Chairmanship in the OSCEBelarus and statistics in international comparison
          MP Urban Ahlin, OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, Chairman of the Foreign 

Committee of the Swedish ParliamentIntegration or isolation? Analysis of the Belarusian international politics
          Senior Researcher Dr. Heinz Timmermann, German Federal Institute 

for Russian, East European and International Studies           Comments by Senior Researcher Dr. Arkady Moshes, Finnish Institute                of International Affairs (UPI)

           A Polish view for future development
         Former Ambassador to Minsk Mariusz Maszkiewicz, MFA of Poland

           Personal political story: from Belarus to Finland
         Student Alina Belskaya, University of Helsinki

Special Adviser to the Prime Minister Timo Hellenberg, Prime Minister’s Office

The new neighbour(s) from the Northern Dimension´s view point
Director Esa StenbergPan-European Institute

Launching and presentation of the Northern Dimension Advisory                     Network -internet portal
by Aleksanteri Institute, Baltic Institute, Pan European Institute, North 
                Carelian Polytechnic and Arctic Center and various foreign partners
Director Esa Kokkonen, Baltic Institute of Finland

The seminar is organised by STETE and Aleksanteri Institute