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BDF Welcomes the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region

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Today the European Commission presents its proposal for an EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. BDF warmly welcomes the Strategy that rise high expectation for a deeper integration of the Region. Chairman of Baltic Development Forum, Uffe Ellemann-Jensen states that “this EU Strategy embodies the vision for a more prosperous, competitive and cleaner Baltic Sea Region that has continuously…

The Baltic Times published an interview with Uffe Ellemann-Jensen

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The Baltic Times, an independent weekly newspaper that covers latest political, economic, business, and cultural events in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, published an interview with Uffe Ellemann-Jensen about the Baltic Region and the Baltic Development Forum’s annual summit. From his stint as Danish foreign minister in the early 1990s, to his current position as head of the Baltic Development Forum,…

Chairman of the Baltic Development Forum, Uffe Ellemann-Jensen met the three Baltic Prime Ministers in Mežotne Palace

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Uffe Ellemann-Jensen was key-note speaker at the informal meeting of the three Baltic Prime Ministers, Valdis Dombrovskis of Latvia (host), Andrus Ansip of Estonia and Andrius Kubilius of Lithuania in Mežotne Palace, Latvia, 21-22 January. The informal meeting was organized in relation to Latvia’s Presidency of the Baltic Council of Ministers and the purpose of the meeting was to discuss…

COP 15 statement: neighbours and regions matter!

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7 December 2009 Hopefully the COP 15 Summit in Copenhagen will come very far in setting ambitious and binding targets on green house gas reductions that will have to be implemented by nations. The EU is very well prepared in turning the forthcoming targets into national implementation plans. One aspect needs, however, to be highlighted in this context: the role…

Uffe Ellemann-Jensen’s speech at the BSSSC conference in Ringsted

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Uffe Ellemann-Jensen, Chairman of the Baltic Development Forum, participated as key-note speaker in the BSSSC Conference 2009. The BSSSC Annual Conference 2009 under the title “Regions taking the Challenge – Between the EU Baltic Sea Strategy and the UN Climate Summit” was held on 13-15 October in Ringsted, Denmark. In his welcoming speech at the conference Uffe Ellemann-Jensen mentioned that…

BDF Chairman on Leadership for a Sustainable Baltic Sea Region

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BDF Chairman Uffe Ellemann-Jensen today held a speech titled “Leadership for a Sustainable Baltic Sea Region”at the 7th Annual Baltic Management Development Association (BMDA) Conference at Copenhagen Business School. The theme of the Conference was “Leadership responsibility – global outlook and regional sustainability“. Read the speech: Leadership for a Sustainable Baltic Sea Region The global crisis has hit our Baltic…

BDF offers Summits as Venue for Progress Reporting on EU Strategy

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BDF Chairman proposes to Danuta Hübner, EU Commissioner for Regional Policy, that BDF’s Summits become a yearly venue for discussing progress and update on the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. At a meeting with EU Commissioner Danuta Hübner’s cabinet 29 April, Director Hans Brask handed over a letter from BDF Chairman Uffe Ellemann-Jensen proposing “that the BDF’s Summit…

BDF advocates Strategy Funding before Members of European Parliament

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BDF encourages Members of European Parliament to allocate targeted funds for the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and to raise the question during the elections for the European Parliament. BDF Chairman, Uffe Ellemann-Jensen encourages the European Parliament, and in particular the members of Baltic Europe Intergroup and MEPs of the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) in general,  to place…

Clean Tech Business Meeting with Swedish Minister for the Environment Andreas Carlgren

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In order to discuss the creation of a new regional business platform for clean water solutions for the Baltic Sea, Baltic Development Forum invited Swedish Minister for the Environment, Andreas Carlgren and companies in the water sector to an informal round table meeting on 16 April at BDF’s office in Copenhagen. Director Hans Brask introduced the topic by making reference…

COP 14 Statement

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Joint Platform on Energy – Statement for the UN Climate Change Conference Baltic Sea Region Joint Platform on Energy and Climate calls for immediate actions at all levels and regional initiatives in a joint statement to the COP 14/the UN Climate Change Conference in Poznan, Poland. – Climate change is a challenge that has to be tackled at all levels…