Author: Renate LATO

LATO in SPS Advanced Research Workshop on Resilience in Ukraine

35 subject-matter experts and officials from Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania gathered to discuss current societal vulnerabilities and challenges to resilience building in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The international event consisted of public and closed parts conducted during 19-21 May 2021 in Sumy,

The Baltic Sea Region Young Leaders Academy Has Concluded

May 8, 2021 was the last day of the Baltic Sea Region Young Leaders Academy organised by Latvian Transatlantic Organisation and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Baltic States online. During the six weeks of the project, participants from nine countries gained new knowledge in lectures, discussions, and

Russia – Living Its Own Story

Ever since the sudden 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, Russia’s future and the actions of its take-charge leader Vladimir Putin have remained prominent topics within the international community. While initially expected by Western leaders to become a flourishing and proper democracy, Russia’s has proven

Moldova – Perspectives and Challenges

Moldova currently is at a crossroads between a pro-European approach represented by the current President Maia Sandu and a pro-Russian approach represented by its former President Igor Dodon. A changing international landscape, such as a progressive rapprochement between the EU and the East, may offer

Lecture by Burcu San: Role of NATO in the Baltic Sea Region

Every week participants of the Baltic Sea Region Young Leaders Academy have an opportunity to gain knowledge about important issues concerning the Baltic Sea region. Last week our participants were greeted by a special guest - Burcu San, Director of Operations, Operations Division, NATO - with