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State of the Region Report 2009

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The 2009 edition of Baltic Development Forum’s The State of the Region Report provides essential reading for decision makers in the Baltic Sea Region. Baltic Development Forum’s 2009 State of the Region Report Boosting the Top of Europe offers an up-to-date assessment of competitiveness and regional collaboration across the Region. The economic realities in the Region are this year overshadowed…

BaltMet Promo attracts tourists, talents and investments to the Baltic Sea Region

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A new transnational, regional development project BaltMet Promo will be launched in 2010. The project will round up a wide and multisectoral marketing community to improve the international competitiveness of the Baltic Sea Region. Joining together both public and private actors, the project will energize regional interaction and highlight regional strengths in the fields of tourism, talent and investments. This…

The Baltic Sea Region is Ready for Meeting the Energy and Climate Targets

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Today the BDF Report Energy Perspectives for the Baltic Sea Region is available. The Report has been initiated by Baltic Development Forum, prepared by Ea Energianalyse and sponsored mainly by the Nordic Council of Ministers. Preface by Mr. Andris Piebalgs, EU Commissioner for Energy. Neighborhood cooperation makes a difference! The countries around the Baltic Sea will all benefit from stronger…

President Halonen Supports Baltic Sea Meeting for Young People

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The President of Finland Tarja Halonen who received the Swedbank Baltic Sea Award 2008 has donated the money to support a Baltic Sea meeting for young people. The meeting is held on 10-11 September on Harakka Island in Helsinki. President Halonen will participate in the meeting today. The participants in the meeting are young people between the ages of 15…

From a Baltic Point of View

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Our Member Sida Baltic Sea Unit has set sights on finding out opinions on the EU Baltic Sea Strategy and published a booklet with the result. It has been on the agenda for some time, shrouded in speculation, hope and some misunderstandings, but now it is finally here for everyone to admire, discuss and implement. The EU Strategy for the…

Danish Stakeholder Seminar on the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region

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Today Baltic Development Forum carried out a seminar in Copenhagen on the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and its possible Danish interest areas.   The seminar was organized by BDF in close cooperation with Danish Regions, the European Commission representation in Denmark, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. For a press release in Danish on the…

ScanBalt Bridge Award

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The ScanBalt Bridge Award, a biannual award in life sciences amounting to 25.000 EUR, will be announced and delivered at the BDF Summit 2009 in Stockholm. The Award strives to create a bridge between academia and business, promoting innovation on Top of Europe. Deadline for applications 15 September. A Life Sciences Award Bridging academia and small and medium sized enterprises…

Swedbank Baltic Sea Award 2009

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Baltic Development Forum calls for nomination of distinguished candidates for the Swedbank Baltic Sea Award 2009. In cooperation with our Summit sponsor Swedbank, Baltic Development Forum has established an annual award for extraordinary contributions to the development of the Baltic Sea Region. In 2007 the Award was given to the Founder of Baltic Sea 2020 Björn Carlsson and in 2008…

New Presidencies of EU and the CBSS

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Today Sweden takes over the Presidency of the EU after the Czech Republic, and Lithuania the Presidency of CBSS after Denmark. BDF wishes both countries good luck in their important new roles and will continue to work closely with their respective government offices.   Swedish EU Presidency From today, 1 July, until the end of the year, it will be…

New Issue of BDF Magazine out Now

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The summer 2009 issue of BDF Magazine has been published. Read about the last BDF Summit held in Copenhagen-Malmö and some of its themes, such as Energy, Innovation, Øresund and Russia. Naturally attention is also given to the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. Articles provided by: Håkan Buskhe, CEO, E.ON Nordic Andrius Kubilius, Prime Minister of Lithuania Mikael…