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Swedbank Baltic Sea Award 2009

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Baltic Development Forum calls for nomination of distinguished candidates for the Swedbank Baltic Sea Award 2009. In cooperation with our Summit sponsor Swedbank, Baltic Development Forum has established an annual award for extraordinary contributions to the development of the Baltic Sea Region. In 2007 the Award was given to the Founder of Baltic Sea 2020 Björn Carlsson and in 2008…

New Presidencies of EU and the CBSS

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Today Sweden takes over the Presidency of the EU after the Czech Republic, and Lithuania the Presidency of CBSS after Denmark. BDF wishes both countries good luck in their important new roles and will continue to work closely with their respective government offices.   Swedish EU Presidency From today, 1 July, until the end of the year, it will be…

New Issue of BDF Magazine out Now

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The summer 2009 issue of BDF Magazine has been published. Read about the last BDF Summit held in Copenhagen-Malmö and some of its themes, such as Energy, Innovation, Øresund and Russia. Naturally attention is also given to the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. Articles provided by: Håkan Buskhe, CEO, E.ON Nordic Andrius Kubilius, Prime Minister of Lithuania Mikael…

Energy Workshop in Kaliningrad

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The Workshop “Energizing Sustainable Growth” took place in Kaliningrad, Russian Federation, on June 10-11th. The objective was to strengthen the dialogue with Russian partners within the climate and energy agenda. BDF was one of the organisers. Together with the Baltic Sea Region Energy Co-operation (BASREC), Nordic Council of Ministers’ Information Office in Kaliningrad and the Government of the Kaliningrad Region…

BDF Energy and Climate Seminar with CBSS Foreign Ministers

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In connection with the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) Ministerial meeting in Elsinore, Denmark, BDF organised a high-level seminar on energy and climate on June 4th as part of the meeting. The seminar on different energy scenarios for the Baltic Sea Region attracted different stakeholders from the private and public sector: International organisations, including Baltic Sea Region Energy…

BDF Chairman on Leadership for a Sustainable Baltic Sea Region

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BDF Chairman Uffe Ellemann-Jensen today held a speech titled “Leadership for a Sustainable Baltic Sea Region”at the 7th Annual Baltic Management Development Association (BMDA) Conference at Copenhagen Business School. The theme of the Conference was “Leadership responsibility – global outlook and regional sustainability“. Read the speech: Leadership for a Sustainable Baltic Sea Region The global crisis has hit our Baltic…

BDF offers Summits as Venue for Progress Reporting on EU Strategy

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BDF Chairman proposes to Danuta Hübner, EU Commissioner for Regional Policy, that BDF’s Summits become a yearly venue for discussing progress and update on the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. At a meeting with EU Commissioner Danuta Hübner’s cabinet 29 April, Director Hans Brask handed over a letter from BDF Chairman Uffe Ellemann-Jensen proposing “that the BDF’s Summit…

BDF advocates Strategy Funding before Members of European Parliament

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BDF encourages Members of European Parliament to allocate targeted funds for the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and to raise the question during the elections for the European Parliament. BDF Chairman, Uffe Ellemann-Jensen encourages the European Parliament, and in particular the members of Baltic Europe Intergroup and MEPs of the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) in general,  to place…

Joint Application for Lead Role within EU Baltic Sea Strategy

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Six Baltic Sea organisations, among them BDF, have applied to the European Commission for the lead role in two projects within the upcoming EU Baltic Sea Strategy. The projects fall under the headings “Making the Baltic Sea Region an environmentally sustainable place” and “Making the Baltic Sea Region an Accessible and Attractive Region” respectively. The specific interest presented is focused…

BDF Strategy 2009

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Following a meeting of the BDF Board, an agreement has been reached on BDF’s role and activities in the Region during this year. Here is a short version of the BDF Strategy 2009. Short Presentation of the Baltic Development Forum Strategy 2009 The EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) has created a positive atmosphere towards regional cooperation and…