Kultaranta Talks

“Combating climate change is a human responsibility” - Kultaranta university tour on at University of Lapland 21 April

President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö had a discussion with the students of the University of Lapland on the Kultaranta discussion tour on 21 April 2021. Photo: Jon Norppa/Office of the President of the Republic of Finland
President Niinistö at Kultaranta tour at University of Lapland: Securing the future is a human responsibility
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President Niinistö at Kultaranta tour at University of Lapland: Securing the future is a human responsibility

"Great power politics is intensifying: How do we safeguard Finland?” - Kultaranta university tour on at University of Lapland 21 April

Three discussions, three topics, three universities – Kultaranta discussion tour of the President of the Republic to be held in April
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Three discussions, three topics, three universities – Kultaranta discussion tour of the President of the Republic to be held in April

President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö, Speaker of Parliament Matti Vanhanen and Prime Minister Sanna Marin at the concluding session of the Kultaranta Talks. Photo: Matti Porre / Office of the President of the Republic
The 2020 Kultaranta Talks focus on life after the coronavirus pandemic: Every hiatus is an opportunity for reorientation
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The 2020 Kultaranta Talks focus on life after the coronavirus pandemic: Every hiatus is an opportunity for reorientation

President Niinistö at the Kultaranta Talks media event: Will coronavirus unite or separate us?
Photo: Matti Porre/The Office of the President of the Republic
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President Niinistö at the Kultaranta Talks media event: Will coronavirus unite or separate us?

The 2020 Kultaranta Talks weekend began on Friday, 22 May with President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö’s media event. President Niinistö spoke about the coming talks with reporters, who participated in the event via video links.

Kultaranta Talks prepared with video conferences – virtual working groups address geopolitics, economy and society in the post-coronavirus world
The discussion on world politics. From upper left: Professor Stephen Kotkin, Unit Director Sini Paukkunen,Minister Jaakko Iloniemi and the Chair of the working group, Professor Hiski Haukkala. Photo: Matti Porre/Office of the President of the Republic of Finland
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Kultaranta Talks prepared with video conferences – virtual working groups address geopolitics, economy and society in the post-coronavirus world

President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö with host of Kultaranta Talks Yle’s Rosa Kettumäki and Antti Sahlström. Photo: Matti Porre/Office of the President of the Republic of Finland
Kultaranta Talks 2020: After corona – What kind of Finland? In what kind of a world?
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Kultaranta Talks 2020: After corona – What kind of Finland? In what kind of a world?

Speech by Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the opening of the Kultaranta Talks in Kultaranta, Finland, on 16 June 2019

“It is wonderful to be back in Finland! My wife and I have great memories of our state visit to Finland last September that took us to Helsinki and Oulu. But we were not able to see all the beauty of your country. Thank you, Sauli, for bringing us to Kultaranta, this magnificent place, and on one of the longest nights of the year.”

Opening session: The Future of Europe (in English) - Opening remarks by President Niinistö, keynote speech by Federal President of Germany Steinmeier & discussion

The future of democracy provoked discussion at the concluding session in Kultaranta
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The future of democracy provoked discussion at the concluding session in Kultaranta

Common denominators were looked for on the second day of Kultaranta Talks
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Common denominators were looked for on the second day of Kultaranta Talks

The second day of the Kultaranta Talks on 17 June took off with a panel discussion on European security and its makers. The topic was approached from the point of view of the similarities and differences between the European countries.

Photo: Matti Porre/Office of the President of the Republic of Finland
President of the Federal Republic of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier visits Finland and Kultaranta Talks
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President of the Federal Republic of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier visits Finland and Kultaranta Talks

The future of Europe to be discussed in Kultaranta Talks – keynote speech by Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of the Federal Republic of Germany
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The future of Europe to be discussed in Kultaranta Talks – keynote speech by Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of the Federal Republic of Germany

UN Secretary-General Guterres at Kultaranta Talks 2018: Lack of trust most serious problem facing world today 
Photo: Matti Porre/Office of the President of the Republic of Finland
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UN Secretary-General Guterres at Kultaranta Talks 2018: Lack of trust most serious problem facing world today 

“I believe that we live in a better world than in any other moment in the past. We live much longer and infant mortality is at a much lower level than before,” said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres in his closing remarks at the Kultaranta Talks on Monday, 18 June.

President Niinistö opens Kultaranta Talks: international order facing challenge – concrete action required to change direction 
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President Niinistö opens Kultaranta Talks: international order facing challenge – concrete action required to change direction 

The rules based international order has been a victim of the changes in the global picture, President Niinistö said in his opening remarks at this year’s Kultaranta Talks event on Sunday 17 June 2018.