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Lennart Meri Conference

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The Baltic Development Forum Chairman Uffe Ellemann-Jensen closed the Lennart Meri Conference in Tallinn 30 March. Ellemann-Jensen underlined Lennart Meri’s great importance for the development of Estonia as well as the Baltic Sea Region. Before his decease Lennart Meri was a respected member of the Baltic Development Forum Honorary Board and a speaker at the first BDF Summit in Copenhagen…

Young Global Leaders in the Baltic Sea Region

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The Forum of Young Global Leaders has listed 18 young leaders from the Baltic Sea Region on its annual list. Among the names from the Region are for example Christina Hvid from Denmark, Anu Tali from Estonia, Ewa Sadowska from Poland, and Mattias Klum from Sweden. The Forum of Young Global Leaders is a community of exceptional young leaders who…

Baltic Sea Co-operation Key to Success for Northern Europe

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By making each region in Europe more competitive, Europe will become more competitive in the world, was a key message in Uffe Ellemann-Jensen’s address to the Nordic Co-operation Ministers in Copenhagen. Furthermore, he stressed the importance of a continued strong Nordic engagement in the Baltic countries and in Northwest Russia.Please find Mr. Ellemann-Jensen’s speech below (held in Danish). Østersø-samarbejdet er…

Joint Regional Platform on Energy

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Energy cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region is playing an increasingly important role. On 6th February Baltic Sea organisations met to discuss future coordination of their activities in the fields of Energy & Climate. The meeting took place at BDF’s premises in Copenhagen. Common Voice On 6 February nine Baltic Sea organisations endorsed the idea of joint coordination of activities…

Baltic Sea Region in Europe – CBSS Seminar in Stockholm

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The Latvian Presidency in the CBSS, Council of Baltic Sea States, arranged a seminar on the topic The Baltic Sea Region in Europe. The BDF Director Hans Brask participated in the panel and presented the BDF views on how to move the Baltic Sea Region integration forward. The seminar, held in Stockholm 17 January, was co-arranged with Site, the Stockholm…

State of the Region Report presented at BCCA Annual Meeting 13 December

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The 2007 State of the Region Report was presented at the annual meeting of the Baltic Chamber of Commerce in Malmö 13 December by Baltic Development Forum. Director Hans Brask gave a presentation of the political and economic situation in the Baltic Sea Region, including the conclusions from the 2007 State of the Region Report. Hans Brask invited the BCAA…

Swedish and Finnish Prime Ministers call for Common Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region

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Speaking at the 9th Baltic Development Forum Summit in Tallinn, Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt called for the countries of the region to unite and support regional strategy on environment, climate, and integration. The Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt announced that the Swedish government intends to launch an EU Baltic Sea Strategy during their EU Presidency in 2009. It will include…

Four Baltic Sea Region countries in the top ten of global competitiveness

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The 2007 State of the Region Report illustrates that the last year has seen exceptionally strong performance by the economies in the Baltic Sea Region, mainly due to the raise in labour productivity and mobilization. The region’s FDI attraction has also improved significantly, while exports and patenting remain stable at high levels. Consequently, several countries in the Region score very…

Björn Carlson receives the Swedbank Baltic Sea Award

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The Founder of Baltic Sea 2020, Björn Carlson, was honoured with the Swedbank Baltic Sea Award on November 5. The prize was handed over at a gala dinner at the Baltic Development Forum Summit in Tallinn 5 November by the President and CEO of Swedbank Group, Jan Lidén. It is the first time the Swedbank Baltic Sea Award is handed…

Swedbank Baltic Sea Award’07

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In cooperation, Baltic Development Forum and Swedbank introduces the annual Swedbank Baltic Sea Award. The Award will be assigned to an individual or organisation for extraordinary contributions to the positive development of the Baltic Sea Region. The first Baltic Sea Award winner will be announced at the Gala Dinner at the Baltic Development Forum Summit in Tallinn on 5 November….