Save the date: LIIA annual conference on March 18

The Latvian Institute for International Affairs (LIIA) will hold its annual conference on March 18.

Always an interesting affair, this year's event could not be more topical given the seismic shifts currently taking place in the European and world geopolitical landscapes.   

Baltic EU Conversations 2022: Immediate Challenges and Long-term Vision" will be available to watch at the LIIA website and we will also have a livestream of the event here on LSM.

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You'll find the day's agenda attached to this news story.

This will be the seventh year of the "Baltic EU Conversations", the largest EU-themed high-level international conference in the Baltic states. Every year, speakers are selected to represent the diversity inherent in European Union decision-making, including high-ranking officials, influential politicians, think-tankers, and academics from the EU member states and various EU institutions.

"The coronavirus pandemic and the war in Ukraine have had a significant effect on all our lives. Crises have traditionally pushed Europe to find new instruments and forge common policies. For now, as we can witness, the war in Ukraine has fostered historical decisions and strong solidarity between the member states. This year, "Baltic EU Conversations 2022" will deal with several topics, investigating the state of the economy of the European Union; discussing the political landscape of the European Union in the new geopolitical environment, discussing how the climate ambitions of the European Green Deal can be aligned with the imperative to enhance energy security. At the same time, experts will discuss how to make a digital Europe safer from cyber warfare and, as the Ukraine's aspirations for EU membership have acquired a dramatic turn, we will investigate the possibilities for the EU to address these membership and alliance wishes," say organizers.

For more about the event, its timings and agenda, please see: https://www.liia.lv/en/news/event/baltic-eu-conversations-2022-immediate-challenges-and-long-term-vision-958.

 

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