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State of the Region Report presented at BCCA Annual Meeting 13 December

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The 2007 State of the Region Report was presented at the annual meeting of the Baltic Chamber of Commerce in Malmö 13 December by Baltic Development Forum. Director Hans Brask gave a presentation of the political and economic situation in the Baltic Sea Region, including the conclusions from the 2007 State of the Region Report. Hans Brask invited the BCAA…

Swedish and Finnish Prime Ministers call for Common Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region

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Speaking at the 9th Baltic Development Forum Summit in Tallinn, Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt called for the countries of the region to unite and support regional strategy on environment, climate, and integration. The Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt announced that the Swedish government intends to launch an EU Baltic Sea Strategy during their EU Presidency in 2009. It will include…

Four Baltic Sea Region countries in the top ten of global competitiveness

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The 2007 State of the Region Report illustrates that the last year has seen exceptionally strong performance by the economies in the Baltic Sea Region, mainly due to the raise in labour productivity and mobilization. The region’s FDI attraction has also improved significantly, while exports and patenting remain stable at high levels. Consequently, several countries in the Region score very…

Björn Carlson receives the Swedbank Baltic Sea Award

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The Founder of Baltic Sea 2020, Björn Carlson, was honoured with the Swedbank Baltic Sea Award on November 5. The prize was handed over at a gala dinner at the Baltic Development Forum Summit in Tallinn 5 November by the President and CEO of Swedbank Group, Jan Lidén. It is the first time the Swedbank Baltic Sea Award is handed…

Swedbank Baltic Sea Award’07

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In cooperation, Baltic Development Forum and Swedbank introduces the annual Swedbank Baltic Sea Award. The Award will be assigned to an individual or organisation for extraordinary contributions to the positive development of the Baltic Sea Region. The first Baltic Sea Award winner will be announced at the Gala Dinner at the Baltic Development Forum Summit in Tallinn on 5 November….

Femern Belt Bridge Agreement

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An agreement to build a fixed link in the southern Baltic Sea between Germany and Denmark has been reached by the Ministers of Transport Flemming Hansen and Wolfgang Tiefensee. According to current plans, the Femern Belt bridge should be ready for its virgin voyage in 2018. Foto: www.sundogbaelt.dk The new bridge will then shorten the way from Hamburg to Copenhagen with an…

Renewed Baltic Sea Cooperation

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The Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) met in Malmö under the Swedish Chairmanship on 12-13 June at the level of foreign ministers. The Parties agreed that a reformation of the institution was needed, and that a strategy for the Baltic Sea Region should be developed to find new and effective ways for regional cooperation in a globalised world….

Talents on Top of Europe, Berlin

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The unique cooperation model used in the political field by the countries around the Baltic Sea needs to be extended to the public-private sector in order to increase the competitiveness and attractiveness of the Baltic Sea Region. This was one of the main conclusions reached by the leading representatives from business, government and research within the ICT and Life-Science at…

Branding – Just Do it!

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On the 21st-23rd of May 2007 the fifth Branding the Baltic Sea Region activity, arranged by Baltic Development Forum and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, took place under the best possible conditions at Timmendorfer Strand, Germany. Baltic Development Forum has initiated Branding the Baltic Sea Region-process to fully unlock, develop and communicate the potential of the people, companies, organisations and institutions of…

Carl Bildt visits Helsinki

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Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt visited Helsinki on 29-30 October. On Sunday he took part in the opening of the Baltic Development Forum (BDF) annual summit, where Finland’s President Tarja Halonen gave an opening address. Afterwards there was a reception at the Helsinki City Hall hosted by the Mayor. On Monday Carl Bildt lunched separately with his Finnish colleague…