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Clean Tech Business Meeting with Swedish Minister for the Environment Andreas Carlgren

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In order to discuss the creation of a new regional business platform for clean water solutions for the Baltic Sea, Baltic Development Forum invited Swedish Minister for the Environment, Andreas Carlgren and companies in the water sector to an informal round table meeting on 16 April at BDF’s office in Copenhagen. Director Hans Brask introduced the topic by making reference…

Summit 2009 Prospectus

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Boosting Top of Europe! The 11th BDF Summit in Stockholm 5-6 October will focus on how to stay competitive on Top of Europe in light of multiple and often interlinked challenges. It is arranged in association with the Swedish EU Presidency during the second semester of 2009. The 11th BDF Summit 2009 will take place on 5-6 October in Stockholm…

Baltic Sea Energy Ministers strengthen Energy Cooperation

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Baltic Development Forum participated in the Baltic Sea Region Energy Cooperation (BASREC) Energy Ministers conference 17 – 18 February 2009 in Copenhagen. The representatives form the Nordic and Baltic countries, Poland, Russia, Germany and the European Commission discussed solutions for the climate, security of energy supply and the need for renewed economic growth. The discussion items on the agenda were:…

Breakfast Meeting with Commissioner Piebalgs

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The European Commissioner for Energy, Mr. Andris Piebalgs, has high hopes for the Baltic Sea Region, but the potential is unexploited in the field of energy collaboration: Thanks to its positive homogeneity, the region could be a showcase for the rest of Europe. The positive experience and the best practice of the Baltic Sea Region could even be transferred to…

Christmas’08 Greetings

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The Baltic Development Forum secretariat sends our warmest wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all Members, Partners and network. It has been a pleasure working with you during the year and we look forward to seeing you as an active participant in our various events during 2009. The most high-profile activity of the year was,…

COP 14 Statement

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Joint Platform on Energy – Statement for the UN Climate Change Conference Baltic Sea Region Joint Platform on Energy and Climate calls for immediate actions at all levels and regional initiatives in a joint statement to the COP 14/the UN Climate Change Conference in Poznan, Poland. – Climate change is a challenge that has to be tackled at all levels…

Swedbank Baltic Sea Award 2008

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The President of Finland, Tarja Halonen, has been honored with the Swedbank Baltic Sea Award 2008. The award was handed over by the CEO of Swedbank Jan Lidén at a gala dinner at the Baltic Development Forum Summit in Malmö 1 December. It is the second year the Swedbank Baltic Sea Award is handed out. The award is assigned to…

BDF Summit ten years – Greetings from the Chairman

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On Sunday the 10th anniversary Baltic Development Forum will be opened by the Prime Minister of Denmark, Anders Fogh Rasmussen. It is symbolic that we are back where it once began, here in Copenhagen. Ten years ago, the BDF was founded to create a forum for informal exchange of ideas in order to address the challenges of the 1990’s –…

EU Baltic Sea Strategy – Public Consultations

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Governance structures in the Baltic Sea Region – a Curable Headache The question of governance and institutional capacity of the Baltic Sea Region’s organizations has become a key issue in the political debate about the future EU strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and implementation of its action plan. At the Baltic Development Forum 2008 Summit, this question will be…

Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference

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Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference gives its firm support of the development of scenarios for enhanced energy cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region, the conference concluded at the closing of the meeting on Tuesday 21 October. —— On 20 October Nordic Council and Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference (BSPC), co-organized a Dinner Debate on the Baltic Sea Region Scenarios for the Transformation…