June 11, 2019

Sven Sakkov in Edasi Magazine: Lennart’s Conference

“The Lennart Meri Conference (LMC) is the best security conference in Europe in the north of BayerischeHof Hotel Munich. Okay, we can argue about this statement, but it is definitely the best international security conference in the Nordic-Baltic area,” writes Sven Sakkov, Director of the International Centre for Defence and Security which is organising the LMC, in the magazine Edasi.

Sakkov responds to the criticism of LMC in his opinion piece: “There are three mistakes in the criticism. First of all, though, we also invite guests from South, they don’t tend to come often. Second, for example, this year we had an exceptionally representative German presence, both from the state and from the think tanks. We are not thinking about Russia in the same way with many of them. The dignified choice of Russian opposition representatives is also traditionally present. Finally, and thirdly, the idea of ​​this conference, to put it bluntly, is not to argue with flat Earth advocates, but to discuss how to move forward on the basis of knowledge and science.”

Read the full story in Estonian in Edasi at edasi.org/42084/sven-sakkov-lennarti-converts/

LMC 2019 summary, video recordings of public discussions, photo gallery, etc. is available at lmc.icds.ee/