The Political State of Region Report was the focus of debate at Vilnius University, Institute of International Relations and Public Science on Thursday 16th November.
Amongst participants were 25 students, teachers and diplomats to whom the 2017 Political State of the Region: External Earthquakes, Internal Adaptation? Brexit, Trump and the Baltic Sea Report was presented by co-author Agnieszka Lada of Warsaw University. Based on the report discussions were initiated on the future cooperation potentials of the Baltic Sea Region countries. There was general satisfaction with the Nordic-Baltic cooperation thus far and hope of better future cooperation with Poland and stronger leadership from Germany. The audience agreed in general on further dialogue with Russia, but saw little hope of stronger cooperation under the present circumstances.
Senior Advisor Per Carlsen represented BDF at the event and Elisabeth Bauer from the reports sponsor Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.
Read the report here