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EU project – Rensol presented at the 8th Energy Forum in Sopot

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Decentralised government levels are keeping the energy efficiency agenda high on the agenda On behalf of Rensol ( EU financed project) Hans Brask, Director of the Baltic Development Forum, participated in the 8th Energy Forum 16-18 December 2013 in Sopot just outside Gdansk in Poland – the Polish neighbouring region of Kaliningrad.  Please find more information about the Conference on Energy Forum’s…

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Europaministerens tale: Østersøsamarbejdet – Nye Mål, Nye Midler

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Tak til Baltic Development Forum for invitationen til at komme her i dag og fortælle om de danske prioriteter og indsatsområder Østersøregionen. Det er en fornøjelse hver gang, og det var det også sidst, da jeg deltog i Baltic Development Forums topmøde Riga. Tillykke med det fine topmøderesultat! Jeg lægger selv stor vægt på at være med til at drøfte…

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EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region: Where are we heading?

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The implementing actors of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region were gathered at the 4th Working Meeting for the Strategy, 10-11 April 2013 in Espoo, Finland, organised by INTERACT Point Turku and the European Commission, DG Regio. BDF was invited as Horisontal Action Leader for the Strategy area “HA Promo” (development of regional identity and branding), a role…

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Statement of Saint Petersburg Conference on Baltic Sea environment

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The conference was held as part of the Year of the Environment in Russia and as part of Russia’s presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States in 2013. Statement of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Baltic Sea States for Environmental Protection of the Baltic Sea At the invitation of the Prime Minister of the Russian…

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Russian soft power and the environment of the Baltic Sea

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Last Friday Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev stated and tweeted that “The Baltic States’ priority for the 21st century — the environment”. “The steady development of the Baltic region can only be ensured if environmental goals are pursued in conjunction with economic and social aims”, Medvedev continued before the opening of the High-level Conference of the Baltic Sea States on…

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Environmental Partnership remains core issue of Baltic Sea Strategy

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The environment and protection of the the Baltic Sea is still a common challange. At the Conference of the Heads of Government of the Baltic Sea States on Environmental Protection in Saint Petersburg 5 April EU Commisioner for Regional Policy, Johannes Hahn underlined, that the cross-border cooperation on environmental issues of the Baltic Sea is fundamental for the EU Strategy…

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Welcome to Riga!

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The Baltic Development Forum Summit is very pleased to return to Riga, 10 years after the first BDF Summit in the Latvian capital. With the return to Riga, BDF embarks on a new tour de metropolis around the Baltic Sea – a tour which has been completed over the past 15 years. We begin this new journey optimistically as the…

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Baltic Sea Labour Forum discussed youth employment

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Baltic Sea Labour Forum is a platform for exchange of experience between social partners and other key players of the labour market in the Baltic Sea Region: Employers and business confederations, trade unions, politicians and experts. BSLF organized a Round Table 15 November in Hamburg to discuss experience and joint initiatives to promote Youth Employment and Mobility of Labour. Both…

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Paul Krugman’s Baltic Problem

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Why is the Nobel Prize-winning economist mocking the countries that have escaped the eurocrisis? BY ANDERS ÅSLUND | SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 Amid the carnage of the European financial crisis, the Baltic countries, by and large, are doing quite well. Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania are booming. Last year, their growth rates reached 7.6 percent, 5.5 percent, and 5.9 percent, respectively. The…