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President Ilves to speak in Visby about Brexit and the Nordic security landscape


President Toomas Hendrik Ilves will be in Gotland, Sweden, today and tomorrow. The Head of State will take part in a discussion on the effect of Brexit on Europe and the Nordic countries and on the security landscape in our region, at the invitation of the organisers of Almedalen Week.

Within Almedalen Week (also known as Politikerveckan or Political Week) in Visby, Gotland, which was first started back in 1968 by former Prime Minister of Sweden, Olof Palme, participants can listen to discussions on various issues ranging from global foreign and security policy to topics that concern the life of the local Swedish community.

The discussion partners of President Ilves in Visby will be the former Minister of Foreign Affairs in Sweden, Carl Bildt, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland, Radoslaw Sikorski, senior editor of The Economist magazine, Edward Lucas, and American-Polish journalist and historian Anne Applebaum, among others.

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