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Breakfast Meeting with Commissioner Piebalgs

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The European Commissioner for Energy, Mr. Andris Piebalgs, has high hopes for the Baltic Sea Region, but the potential is unexploited in the field of energy collaboration: Thanks to its positive homogeneity, the region could be a showcase for the rest of Europe. The positive experience and the best practice of the Baltic Sea Region could even be transferred to…

Christmas’08 Greetings

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The Baltic Development Forum secretariat sends our warmest wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all Members, Partners and network. It has been a pleasure working with you during the year and we look forward to seeing you as an active participant in our various events during 2009. The most high-profile activity of the year was,…

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…

Swedbank Baltic Sea Award 2008

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The President of Finland, Tarja Halonen, has been honored with the Swedbank Baltic Sea Award 2008. The award was handed over by the CEO of Swedbank Jan Lidén at a gala dinner at the Baltic Development Forum Summit in Malmö 1 December. It is the second year the Swedbank Baltic Sea Award is handed out. The award is assigned to…

BDF Summit ten years – Greetings from the Chairman

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On Sunday the 10th anniversary Baltic Development Forum will be opened by the Prime Minister of Denmark, Anders Fogh Rasmussen. It is symbolic that we are back where it once began, here in Copenhagen. Ten years ago, the BDF was founded to create a forum for informal exchange of ideas in order to address the challenges of the 1990’s –…

EU Baltic Sea Strategy – Public Consultations

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Governance structures in the Baltic Sea Region – a Curable Headache The question of governance and institutional capacity of the Baltic Sea Region’s organizations has become a key issue in the political debate about the future EU strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and implementation of its action plan. At the Baltic Development Forum 2008 Summit, this question will be…

Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference

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Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference gives its firm support of the development of scenarios for enhanced energy cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region, the conference concluded at the closing of the meeting on Tuesday 21 October. —— On 20 October Nordic Council and Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference (BSPC), co-organized a Dinner Debate on the Baltic Sea Region Scenarios for the Transformation…

CBSS Secretariat Anniversary

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BDF Chair’s Opening Address at CBSS Anniversary The Chairman of Baltic Development Forum, Uffe Ellemann-Jensen, gave the opening address at the CBSS Secretariat Anniversary celebrations in Stockholm 20 October. “We need to talk together in order to build positions that establish trust rather than fear. And the CBSS is one of the fora that can be used to keep the…

Dinner Debate in Danish Parliament

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Baltic Sea Region Scenarios for the Transformation to Renewable Energy Sources Together with Nordic Council and Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference, Baltic Development Forum is co-hosting Dinner Debate on the Baltic Sea Region Scenarios for the Transformation to Renewable Energy Sources, in the Danish Parliament. The development of the energy systems in the Baltic Sea Region tends to be more and…

EU Baltic Sea Strategy – First Stakeholder Conference

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The EU Commission and the County Administrative Board of Stockholm hosted the first official Stakeholder Conference in relation to the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, in Stockholm 30 September. The Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt were one of the speakers at the conference. The stakeholder conference in Stockholm was the first official consultation process in relation to the…