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Video Summit High Level Session

in BDF Events, News

Watch the Summit 2010 High Level Session with José Manuel Barroso and the Baltic Sea Region Prime Ministers. José Manuel Barroso, President of the EU Commission, presents his vision of the Baltic Sea Region, followed by comments of the Prime Ministers of Lithuania, Norway, Sweden (deputy), Denmark (deputy), Estonia, Finland, Latvia and Germany (EU Minister). The Nordic and Baltic Business…

Photos from BDF Summit 2010

in BDF Events, News

1 740 high-resolution photos from the Summit in Vilnius are available for free download at the BDF account on Flickr. Below you see a random selection of the BDF Summit photos taken by the Lithuanian photographers Algimantas Balezentis, Evgenia Levin and Tomas Piliponis. Go to our Flickr page and browse through the whole collection. We are still in the process…

Going for Green Growth

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Today the European Council is discussing the future growth strategy for Europe, EU2020. BDF presents a regional input with the report Going for Green Growth in the Baltic Sea Region. Green Growth in the Baltic Sea Region: EU2020 Challenges – Regional Solutions Is it possible to define a common growth strategy “EU2020” for Europe’s 27 member countries? Can one common…

BDF Welcomes the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region

in Debate, News

Today the European Commission presents its proposal for an EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. BDF warmly welcomes the Strategy that rise high expectation for a deeper integration of the Region. Chairman of Baltic Development Forum, Uffe Ellemann-Jensen states that “this EU Strategy embodies the vision for a more prosperous, competitive and cleaner Baltic Sea Region that has continuously…

Videos from BDF Summit 2010

in BDF Events, News

Video interviews with BDF Chairman Uffe Ellemann-Jensen, the Prime Minister of Finland Matti Vanhanen, the President of the Nordic Council Helgi Hjörvar and the Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers Hálldor Ásgrímsson at the BDF Summit 2010 in Vilnius. BDF Chairman Uffe Ellemann-Jensen Matti Vanhanen, Prime Minister of Finland Hálldor Ásgrímsson, Secretary General of the Nordic Council of…

BDF Summit 2010 is now open

in BDF Events, News

The BDF Summit 2010 in Vilnius was opened this morning by the President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite. Read her full speech. After welcoming all the participants to Lithuania President Grybauskaite talked about energy, the Baltic Sea, innovation, and competitiveness – three key words defining the region’s diversity according to her. Ms Grybauskaite pointed at the isolation of the three Baltic…

Central Political Leaders in Baltic Sea Region participate in BDF Summit

in BDF Events, News

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…

Networking Village Programme

in BDF Events, News

The programme of the BDF Summit Networking Village has been released. This is the programme for all activities that will be ongoing in the vibrant Networking Village at the BDF Summit in Vilnius 1-2 June 2010. Please have an advance look to learn more about all the presentations, event launches, promotions, workshops etc. that will take place during the two…

The Top of Europe Recovering: Regional Lessons from a Global Crisis

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Press release Copenhagen, Denmark, 28 May 2010 The 2010 State of the Region Report released by Baltic Development Forum today ahead of its Annual Meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania, 1-2 June 2010, is titled Top of Europe Recovering: Regional Lessons from a Global Crisis. The report, the seventh in this series of annual evaluations of competitiveness and cooperation across the Baltic…

State of the Region report 2010

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The 2010 State of the Region Report released by Baltic Development Forum today ahead of its Annual Meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania, is titled Top of Europe Recovering: Regional Lessons from a Global Crisis. The report, the seventh in this series of annual evaluations of competitiveness and cooperation across the Baltic Sea Region, takes the Region’s economic temperature in the first…