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The Riga Conference 2010

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BDF Chairman Uffe Ellemann-Jensen participates as speaker in the Riga Conference 2010, September 10-11, 2010.   The 5th Riga Conference aims to kick-off high level international discussions on foreign and security policy issues before entering the intensive policy making season in the fall of 2010. The conference has already become a gathering of some of the most respected world thinkers,…

Doing Business in Poland

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Today the Scandinavian-Polish Chamber of Commerce, based in Warsaw, opens an office in Malmö for the Øresund region. Scandinavian-Polish Chamber of Commerce Representation in Øresund Region On September 1st, the Scandinavian-Polish Chamber of Commerce (SPCC) opens an office in the Øresund region. The office is located to Malmö, Sweden, and is headed by Lars E Svensson who has many years…

Nordic-Baltic cooperation (NB8) is going to be strengthened

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A Wise Men’s report on Baltic and Nordic Co-operation (NB8) has been presented at the NB8 Foreign Ministers Meeting in Riga. Wise Men’s report on Baltic and Nordic Co-operation presented Valdis Birkavs, former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Latvia, and Søren Gade, former Minister of Defence of Denmark, on the 26 August presented their Wise Men’s report on the…

Internship at the BDF Secretariat

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Students are welcome to apply for Internship at the Baltic Development Forum Secretariat in Copenhagen. Deadline September 15th. Baltic Development Forum Seeks a Committed Intern The European Union is developing in new and interesting directions. With the adoption of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, the region is playing a new role within the EU. The Baltic Sea…

Danish seminar on the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, Europe 2020 and Green Growth

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Seminar on the Danish priorities and action areas, 23rd of September 2010, 8.30-13.00, Langelinie Allé 17, København Ø. Denmark has assumed considerable responsibility for implementing the EU strategy for the Baltic Sea region, which may become a new framework for European and regional integration, but how far have we reached with implementation of the strategy? How can it be used…

Conclusions of BDF Summit 2010

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This is a summary of the different topics that were on the Agenda at the BDF Summit 2010. European Challenges – Regional Solutions: An Agenda for Jobs, Investments and Sustainable Growth Baltic Development Forum Summit, Vilnius 1 -2 June 2010, Conclusions The 12th Baltic Development Forum Summit – which was organised in cooperation with the Lithuanian Government and the Baltic…

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…

Going for Green Growth

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Today the European Council is discussing the future growth strategy for Europe, EU2020. BDF presents a regional input with the report Going for Green Growth in the Baltic Sea Region. Green Growth in the Baltic Sea Region: EU2020 Challenges – Regional Solutions Is it possible to define a common growth strategy “EU2020” for Europe’s 27 member countries? Can one common…