• The Finnish Commitee For European Security

    Suomen Toimikunta Euroopan Turvallisuuden Edistämiseksi



STETE organised a seminar in the Parliament together with the Georgian Embassy during the visit of Georgian Minister of Foreign Affairs Grigol Vashadze to Finland.

The purpose of the event was to discuss about the historical challenges of Georgia from Rose Revolution in 2003 to the military aggression between Georgia and Russia in 2008 and the country’s new policy of democratic reformation.

The seminar also enlightened Georgia’s European and Euro-Atlantic aspirations, as well as assessed the country’s overall performance on the EU track and emphasized Georgia´s geostrategic significance, especially in the context of the common European and Euro-Atlantic security.

Documents of the seminar:

  • Programme (pdf)
  • Report by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs about the visit of Georgian Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • The summary of the event

Georgia in the European Context – the View from Tbilisi
4.11.2011 at 14.00-16.00

Johan Ekman, (Swedish Peoples Party), STETE´s vice chair

“Georgia in the European context – the view from Tbilisi”
Grigol Vashadze, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia

Questions and discussion

Petri Salo, Roving Ambassador for South Caucasus, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland

”Georgia’s European Way”
Mikko Palonkorpi, Researcher, Aleksanteri Institute

Panel: Georgia in the European context

Moderator: Jarmo Koponen, Journalist / Producer, Uusi Suomi

Nikoloz Vashakidze, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia
Mikko Palonkorpi, Researcher, Aleksanteri Institute
Elisabeth Nauclér, MP (the Swedish Parliamentary Group / the Åland Islands)
Tom Packalén, MP (The Finns)
Anne Palm, Chair, Civil Society Conflict Prevention Network KATU, Chief of Operations, Western Georgia, EUMM 2008-2011