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Uffe Ellemann-Jensen’s speech at the BSSSC conference in Ringsted

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Uffe Ellemann-Jensen, Chairman of the Baltic Development Forum, participated as key-note speaker in the BSSSC Conference 2009. The BSSSC Annual Conference 2009 under the title “Regions taking the Challenge – Between the EU Baltic Sea Strategy and the UN Climate Summit” was held on 13-15 October in Ringsted, Denmark. In his welcoming speech at the conference Uffe Ellemann-Jensen mentioned that…

Arminta Saladžienė receives the Swedbank Baltic Sea Award 2009

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Arminta Saladžienė receives the Swedbank Baltic Sea Award 2009 Arminta Saladžienė, Chairman of the Management Board of NASDAQ OMX, Lithuania, and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the newly established Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance has been honoured with the Swedbank Baltic Sea Award 2009 for her work regarding good corporate governance in the Baltic States. The winner was announced…

The BDF Summit 2009 Opened

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Today the BDF Summit 2009 in Stockholm was declared open by H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden. The Mayor of Stockholm Sten Nordin greeted the participants in the BDF Summit 2009 Welcome to his city, where after Dr. Christian Ketels warmed up the audience with presenting the 2009 edition of BDF’s State of the Region Report. Introductory speeches were held…

State of the Region Report 2009

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The 2009 edition of Baltic Development Forum’s The State of the Region Report provides essential reading for decision makers in the Baltic Sea Region. Baltic Development Forum’s 2009 State of the Region Report Boosting the Top of Europe offers an up-to-date assessment of competitiveness and regional collaboration across the Region. The economic realities in the Region are this year overshadowed…

BaltMet Promo attracts tourists, talents and investments to the Baltic Sea Region

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A new transnational, regional development project BaltMet Promo will be launched in 2010. The project will round up a wide and multisectoral marketing community to improve the international competitiveness of the Baltic Sea Region. Joining together both public and private actors, the project will energize regional interaction and highlight regional strengths in the fields of tourism, talent and investments. This…

The Baltic Sea Region is Ready for Meeting the Energy and Climate Targets

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Today the BDF Report Energy Perspectives for the Baltic Sea Region is available. The Report has been initiated by Baltic Development Forum, prepared by Ea Energianalyse and sponsored mainly by the Nordic Council of Ministers. Preface by Mr. Andris Piebalgs, EU Commissioner for Energy. Neighborhood cooperation makes a difference! The countries around the Baltic Sea will all benefit from stronger…

President Halonen Supports Baltic Sea Meeting for Young People

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The President of Finland Tarja Halonen who received the Swedbank Baltic Sea Award 2008 has donated the money to support a Baltic Sea meeting for young people. The meeting is held on 10-11 September on Harakka Island in Helsinki. President Halonen will participate in the meeting today. The participants in the meeting are young people between the ages of 15…

From a Baltic Point of View

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Our Member Sida Baltic Sea Unit has set sights on finding out opinions on the EU Baltic Sea Strategy and published a booklet with the result. It has been on the agenda for some time, shrouded in speculation, hope and some misunderstandings, but now it is finally here for everyone to admire, discuss and implement. The EU Strategy for the…

Danish Stakeholder Seminar on the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region

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Today Baltic Development Forum carried out a seminar in Copenhagen on the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and its possible Danish interest areas.   The seminar was organized by BDF in close cooperation with Danish Regions, the European Commission representation in Denmark, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. For a press release in Danish on the…

ScanBalt Bridge Award

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The ScanBalt Bridge Award, a biannual award in life sciences amounting to 25.000 EUR, will be announced and delivered at the BDF Summit 2009 in Stockholm. The Award strives to create a bridge between academia and business, promoting innovation on Top of Europe. Deadline for applications 15 September. A Life Sciences Award Bridging academia and small and medium sized enterprises…