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13-15 May

Shaping the New Normal

In 2016, the Lennart Meri Conference celebrated its 10th anniversary. The world is a different place from the one we envisioned ten years ago: International treaties are being blatantly violated; national borders are being changed by force once again; huge masses of people are on the move seeking refuge; national identities are being challenged, and extremist tendencies are flourishing.


Kersti Kaljulaid

President of Estonia 2016-2021, global advocate of the UN Secretary-General for Every Woman Every Child
Toomas Hendrik Ilves

Toomas Hendrik Ilves

President of Estonia (2006–2016)

Taavi Rõivas

Prime Minister of Estonia

Carl Bildt

Co-chair of the European Council on Foreign Relations

Thomas Bagger

Ambassador of Germany in Poland

Vygaudas Ušackas

Ambassador of the EU to the Russian Federation

Frans Timmermans

First Vice President of the EU Commission

Jaakko Iloniemi

Former Ambassador of Finland to the United States
Conference Agenda

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