Today Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen was invited again to the Grand Committee (Finnish Parliament’s EU Committee) to give an expert opinion on EU energy politics during the discussion of the Directive 2009/73/EC of the European Parliament. Professor Tynkkynen was one of the experts invited to the Parliament, together with Arto Rajala from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Olga Väisänen from Gasum Oy, Communications Manager EU and Nordic Policies of Nord Stream 2 Tapio Pekkola and Nord Stream 2 advicer Paavo Lipponen.
More information can be found on the Parliament’s website.
Another alumni meeting took place yesterday. Professor Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen gave a talk on “Venäjä – energiasuurvalta? Energia. Valta. Kulttuuri” (Russia – an energy superpower? Energy. Power. Culture) at the MPK (Maanpuolustuskurssi) alumni meeting. The presentation was followed by a discussion with other alumni of the National Defense Training Association of Finland.
Yesterday Professor Tynkkynen participated in the Päättäjäalumnien ja yliopiston ystävien tapaaminen (Helsinki University alumni and University’s friends meeting), organised by the Rector Jari Niemelä at the University of Helsinki. Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen gave a presentation titled “Hydrocarbon culture in Russia”. The meeting was organised at Porthania and had distinguished guests taking part in it.
Our research group is getting bigger than ever – we are glad to introduce you two new researchers who are starting to work in our group today. Please, meet doctoral student Francesco Durante and master student Lauri Lähteenmäki. Francesco has joined the AUCAM project, and Lauri will write his MA thesis for the Winland project.