On 20 and 21 August, the President of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Eiki Nestor participates in the Conference of the Speakers of the Nordic and Baltic Parliaments in Stockholm.
During the two days, the speakers of eight parliaments will speak about the Ukrainian crisis and bilateral relations with Russia. The security of the region and energy security, and the impact of sanctions against Russia will be discussed separately. Cooperation with the Eastern Partnership countries is also on the agenda.
There will also be discussions on the increase of extremism and nationalism, the Syrian conflict and the fight against terrorism and the extremist grouping Islamic State (IS).
The regional cooperation of the Nordic Countries and the Baltic States (NB 8) includes Sweden, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The first meeting of the NB 8 speakers took place in 1997 in Karlskrona, Sweden.
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