Central Political Leaders in Baltic Sea Region participate in BDF Summit

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Apart from the President of the European Commission, five Prime Ministers and two deputy Prime Ministers from the Region will be at the BDF Summit in Vilnius.

For the first time, the 2010 Baltic Development Forum Summit coincides with the Baltic Sea States Summit and thus provides an exceptional opportunity for the participants in the BDF Summit in Vilnius 1-2 June to receive first hand information of the visions of some of the leading politicians in the Baltic Sea Region.

We are proud to inform that apart from the President of the European Commission, five Prime Ministers and two deputy Prime Ministers of the Baltic Sea Region will be present at our meeting. They will participate in a session held Wednesday 2 June at 08.30 hours titled EU Strategy and Northern Dimension: Developing a Business Agenda for the Region, sharing their vision on economic recovery and economic development of the Region.

The leading politicians we have the unique opportunity to welcome are: Andrius Kubilius (Prime Minister Lithuania), Maud Olofsson (deputy Prime Minister Sweden), Jens Stoltenberg (Prime Minister Norway), Matti Vanhanen (Prime Minister Finland), Lene Espersen (deputy Prime Minister Denmark), Andrus Ansip (Prime Minister Estonia), Valdis Dombrovskis (Prime Minister Latvia), and Jose Manuel Barroso (President of the European Commission). A Minister from Poland is also expected.

On behalf of the Directors of Nordic and the Baltic confederation of industries – who are meeting in parallel to the BDF Summit – CEO Hans Skov Christense will present some proposal to the Prime Ministers as to how growth and green jobs can be created in the region and as part of the EU strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. At the same time the Ministers will receive Baltic Development Forum’s report Going for Green Growth in the Baltic Sea Region which is prepared by Copenhagen Economics and sponsored by the Danish Industry Foundation.