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Danish seminar on the Baltic Sea Region cooperation: “We need to do much more”

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Minister for European Affairs Nicolai Wammen signals at a Danish seminar on the Baltic Sea Region cooperation a more ambitious Danish approach towards the regional cooperation: “the Danish Government has chosen an ambitious approach to the Baltic Sea and the many networks and project activities that we see in the region. I think that the reason why we have come…

Key messages from the BDF Summit in Riga 2013

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The 15th Baltic Development Forum Summit 29-30 June in Riga, Latvia sent a strong signal: Latvia and the Baltic States have returned to the Top of Europe, demonstrating high economic growth figures and optimism for the future as well as high hopes for regional and European integration. Baltic Prime Ministers One of the highlights of the Summit was the plenary…

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Successful Energy Round Table Meeting in Kaliningrad 4 June 2013

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Banks and IFIs are ready to finance energy efficiency project in Kaliningrad: Regional partner countries also ready to achieve results. Within the Rensol project, Baltic Development Forum and Nordic Council of Ministers’ Information Office in Kaliningrad, organised 4 June a Round Table meeting on financing models for energy efficiency projects in Kaliningrad, Russia. The meeting took place in connection with the V…

High-level BDF Summit showed the opportunities in the aftermath of the crisis

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A success! The most focused Summit ever in a very pleasant and effective atmosphere! Those were the words used at the end of the three day discussions and matchmaking in Riga last week at the 15th Baltic Development Forum Summit. More than 600 participants registered and more than 100 companies were present. The three Prime Ministers of Latvia, Estonia and…

Two foreign Ministers win the BDF Baltic Sea Award

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They have both made extraordinary contributions to the development of the Baltic Sea Region. They have both taken innovative initiatives to foster political dialogue in Europe. The winners of the Baltic Sea Award 2013 are Mr Carl Bildt, Foreign Minister of Sweden, and Mr Radoslaw Sikorski, Foreign Minister of Poland. The winners were announced at the BDF Summit Gala Dinner…

Financing models for energy efficiency in Russia: Do we have a magic formula?

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The Information Office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in Kaliningrad, Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University and Kaliningrad Chamber of Commerce and Baltic Development Forum is organising a Round Table discussion “Financing Energy Solutions in Kaliningrad Oblast”, which will take place 4 June 2013 at the Radisson Hotel in Kaliningrad, Russia. In the beginning of June, Kaliningrad region has particular…

Investment Promotion Agencies of the Baltic Sea Region

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Attracting foreign investments is essential to keep global leadership in the ICT sector and to stay competitive. Define the success factors and joint efforts in the FDI attraction. The Baltic Sea Region is one of the world’s ICT Powerhouses and the countries of the region have demonstrated their attractiveness for foreign companies. As an example, Microsoft has invested more in…

Let’s make cross-border digital solutions!

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“The technology is ready. Nationally we are good but together we are among the best. Why not connect the national systems in cross-border digital solutions in the Nordic/Baltic region?”  That was one of the cross-cutting messages at the conference on the Nordic-Baltic ICT Powerhouse 15 April 2013 in Stockholm City Hall, organized by BDF and Microsoft, and generously hosted by…

The Nordic ICT Powerhouse conference 15 April, Stockholm

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Welcome to “The Nordic ICT Powerhouse”, a conference on regional growth through Nordic/Baltic collaboration, Monday 15 April 2013, 12.00 – 16.30 at Stockholm City Hall, Sweden The Nordic-Baltic region is one of the world’s ICT Powerhouses. How can we further strengthen and utilise this position in a global context? We welcome you to a conference organised by Baltic Development Forum…