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Hans Brask

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

in Debate, News

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…


Baltic Development Forum at Business Forum in St. Petersburg

in Debate, News

“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…

1 May 10 year EU Enlargement

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

in BDF Events, News

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

in BDF Events, News

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…

RENSOL_International Seminar_March 2014

Business and Energy Efficiency financing solutions in Kaliningrad – Rensol Project

in BDF Events, News, Projects

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…


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…


BDF moderated conference on sustainable aquaculture in the Baltic Sea Region – AQUAFIMA and Aquabest joint final event

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Lovisa Selander, Head of Water and Environmental Affairs, was the moderator of the joint final conference of the projects AQUAFIMA and Aquabest, held in Mariehamn, Åland Islands on the 5 and 6 February 2014. Under the heading “Sustainable aquaculture in the Baltic Sea Region – boosting regional development while limiting environmental effects”, the 120 participants from research institutions, policy making,…

Lene Espersen

BDF to host Welcoming Reception for new Chairman Lene Espersen on March 3rd

in BDF Events, News

On 3 March Baltic Development Forum is celebrating the appointment of our new Chairman Lene Espersen, Fmr. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Justice of Denmark. We cordially invite our strategic partners, sponsors, cooperation partners and friends to join us in welcoming our new Chairman at a reception on Monday 3 March 17.00 – 18.30 at the Baltic Development…


Energy Efficiency financing solutions in Kaliningrad Oblast and North-West Russia

in BDF Events, News, Projects

Within the Rensol Project, Baltic Development Forum in cooperation with the Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Kaliningrad and the City Council of Deputies of Kaliningrad are organizing a seminar on 11-12 March, in Kaliningrad, with the theme: Finances- Authorities – Business. Availability and applicability of Business and Energy Efficiency financing solutions in Kaliningrad Oblast and North-West Russia. Baltic…