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Debating Multi-level Transgovernance in Turku

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In the margins of the 16th Baltic Development Forum Summit and the 5th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region the BSR TransGovernance will get attention among the stakeholders who will join Turku Baltic Sea Days’ events in the beginning of June. BSR TransGovernance project, co-funded by the BSR Programme 2007-2013 and led by the Swedish region…

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New Director of Baltic Development Forum

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Flemming Stender, 45, Deputy Head of Department at the Danish Foreign Ministry, is new Director of Baltic Development Forum (BDF) as of 1 August 2014. Flemming Stender joins the secretariat already 1 May as Deputy Director. After 7 years, Hans Brask leaves BDF as of 1 August 2014. Lene Espersen, Chairman of BDF, is pleased that Flemming Stender will lead…

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How can we use the European Transport Corridors to stimulate economic growth?

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The BSR TransGovernance project, funded by the EU Baltic Sea Region Programme, aims at providing models, tools, and approaches to a better alignment of transport policies in the Baltic Sea Region and thereby promote cross-border integration processes. At a workshop in Malmö 31 March 2014, case studies about transport related cross-border governance were discussed. The Öresund Region is seen as…

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Hans Brask: Governance crisis in the Baltic Sea region cooperation?

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The European Commission will soon present a communication on governance in the Baltic Sea Region cooperation. This is a very timely initiative, since the regional cooperation calls for leadership and guidance at a time where the planned meeting of the CBSS Heads of Government in Turku has been cancelled due to the Ukraine/Crimean-crisis with Russia: Some Prime Ministers just do…

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Baltic Development Forum at Business Forum in St. Petersburg

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“The business of business is business – not international affairs”. This is one of the key points transpired from the Northern Dimension Business Council meeting that took place in St. Petersburg 3 April 2014. Business leaders from all over the region see a clear need for re-establishing trust due to Russia’s role in the current crisis in Ukraine. Nevertheless, most…

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Join us 1 May for the seminar on the 10th Anniversary of EU Enlargement

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Together with the Danish think-tank EUROPA, Politiken and Europa-huset in Copenhagen, Baltic Development Forum (BDF) is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the big EU enlargement that reunited Europe, helped re-establish close neighbourly relations and expanded old economic ties to the benefit of all. It is important to celebrate the EU enlargement, which changed the political landscape in Europe 10…

16 BDF Summit and 5 Annual Forum of the EUSBSR

Updated: 16th BDF Summit to be held in Turku, 3-4 June 2014

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The joint 16th Baltic Development Forum Summit and 5th Annual Forum of the EUSBSR, themed “Growing together”, will explore how cooperation can help strengthen economic growth, contribute to sustainable development, and create a strong and integrated Baltic Sea Region. Bringing together decision-makers from business, politics, international organisations and academia from across the Baltic Sea Region, the event will provide a…

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Business and Energy Efficiency financing solutions in Kaliningrad – Rensol Project

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Availability and applicability of Business and Energy Efficiency financing solutions in Kaliningrad Oblast and North-West Russia. Baltic Sea Region experience.  The seminar ” Finances – Authorities- Business”, that took place 11-12 March in Kaliningrad, addressed different financial mechanisms available for municipal and private initiatives when working with Projects in Energy Efficiency field . It was a jointly organised event by the Information office of the Nordic…

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Baltic Development Forum strengthens its board and organisation

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At the meeting of the board of Baltic Development Forum on 3 March, Lene Espersen was appointed as Chairman. Stephan Müchler, CEO of Southern Sweden’s Chamber of Commerce and President of Baltic Chamber of Commerce Association, was reappointed as Vice-Chairman of the Board. In addition Thomas Bustrup, Deputy Director General of the Confederation of Danish Industry was invited to join…