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Reuters Insider videos from BDF Summit

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Reuters Insiders’ Moscow Correspondent Kiryl Sukhotski live interviews at the BDF Summit in Vilnius. Interview with Hakan Berg, Head of Baltics, Swedbank: Interview with Anders Eldrup, the CEO of Dong Energy: Interview with Valdis Dombrovskis, The Prime Minister of Latvia, BDF Summit 2010: Interview Tapio Kuula, CEO Fortum, BDF Summit 2010: Interview with Andrius Kubilius, the Prime Minister of Lithuania:…

Video Summit High Level Session

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Watch the Summit 2010 High Level Session with José Manuel Barroso and the Baltic Sea Region Prime Ministers. José Manuel Barroso, President of the EU Commission, presents his vision of the Baltic Sea Region, followed by comments of the Prime Ministers of Lithuania, Norway, Sweden (deputy), Denmark (deputy), Estonia, Finland, Latvia and Germany (EU Minister). The Nordic and Baltic Business…

Photos from BDF Summit 2010

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1 740 high-resolution photos from the Summit in Vilnius are available for free download at the BDF account on Flickr. Below you see a random selection of the BDF Summit photos taken by the Lithuanian photographers Algimantas Balezentis, Evgenia Levin and Tomas Piliponis. Go to our Flickr page and browse through the whole collection. We are still in the process…

Videos from BDF Summit 2010

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Video interviews with BDF Chairman Uffe Ellemann-Jensen, the Prime Minister of Finland Matti Vanhanen, the President of the Nordic Council Helgi Hjörvar and the Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers Hálldor Ásgrímsson at the BDF Summit 2010 in Vilnius. BDF Chairman Uffe Ellemann-Jensen Matti Vanhanen, Prime Minister of Finland Hálldor Ásgrímsson, Secretary General of the Nordic Council of…

BDF Summit 2010 is now open

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The BDF Summit 2010 in Vilnius was opened this morning by the President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite. Read her full speech. After welcoming all the participants to Lithuania President Grybauskaite talked about energy, the Baltic Sea, innovation, and competitiveness – three key words defining the region’s diversity according to her. Ms Grybauskaite pointed at the isolation of the three Baltic…

Central Political Leaders in Baltic Sea Region participate in BDF Summit

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Apart from the President of the European Commission, five Prime Ministers and two deputy Prime Ministers from the Region will be at the BDF Summit in Vilnius. For the first time, the 2010 Baltic Development Forum Summit coincides with the Baltic Sea States Summit and thus provides an exceptional opportunity for the participants in the BDF Summit in Vilnius 1-2…

Networking Village Programme

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The programme of the BDF Summit Networking Village has been released. This is the programme for all activities that will be ongoing in the vibrant Networking Village at the BDF Summit in Vilnius 1-2 June 2010. Please have an advance look to learn more about all the presentations, event launches, promotions, workshops etc. that will take place during the two…

Roundtable on Growth Strategies

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Today Baltic Development Forum organized the first roundtable discussion on economic growth and recovery in the Baltic Sea Region, in order to elaborate a policy document to be presented at the BDF Summit. The meeting was hosted Jakob Ekholdt Christensen, Special Consultant, National Bank of Denmark. Together with the Industry Foundation of Denmark, Baltic Development Forum is elaborating a policy…

BDF Summit 2009 Evaluation

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The general feedback from the participants is very positive. According to a survey, an overwhelming majority of the participants found the Summit theme and the sessions “excellent” or “good” in terms of importance and relevance. The Warming up with State of the Region Report and the Opening session as well as the session on New Energy Scenarios for the Baltic…

The BDF Summit 2009 Opened

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Today the BDF Summit 2009 in Stockholm was declared open by H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden. The Mayor of Stockholm Sten Nordin greeted the participants in the BDF Summit 2009 Welcome to his city, where after Dr. Christian Ketels warmed up the audience with presenting the 2009 edition of BDF’s State of the Region Report. Introductory speeches were held…