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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…

CBSS Secretariat Anniversary

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BDF Chair’s Opening Address at CBSS Anniversary The Chairman of Baltic Development Forum, Uffe Ellemann-Jensen, gave the opening address at the CBSS Secretariat Anniversary celebrations in Stockholm 20 October. “We need to talk together in order to build positions that establish trust rather than fear. And the CBSS is one of the fora that can be used to keep the…

Dinner Debate in Danish Parliament

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Baltic Sea Region Scenarios for the Transformation to Renewable Energy Sources Together with Nordic Council and Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference, Baltic Development Forum is co-hosting Dinner Debate on the Baltic Sea Region Scenarios for the Transformation to Renewable Energy Sources, in the Danish Parliament. The development of the energy systems in the Baltic Sea Region tends to be more and…

EU Baltic Sea Strategy – First Stakeholder Conference

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The EU Commission and the County Administrative Board of Stockholm hosted the first official Stakeholder Conference in relation to the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, in Stockholm 30 September. The Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt were one of the speakers at the conference. The stakeholder conference in Stockholm was the first official consultation process in relation to the…

Poland Setting Sails for the EU Baltic Sea Strategy

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Both the Polish administration and civil society strongly support the EU Baltic Sea Strategy, which is under preparation by the EU Commission. At the Baltic Sea Economic Congress in Warsaw 23 September, speakers and participants underlined the need for further cooperation to realize the Region’s full potential. As one of the largest states in the Region, Poland’s involvement is vital…

BSSSC Annual Conference

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Only a strong EU will give strong regions and a prosperous Baltic Sea Region, and the coming EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region will be a useful tool, said Baltic Development Chairman Uffe Ellemann-Jensen in his dinner address at the opening of the BSSSC Annual Conference 2008 in Kaunas, Lithuania 17 September. At the BSSC – Baltic Sea States…

BaltMet Promo Forms Joint Promotional Platform

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Representatives from the Baltic Metropolises met in Copenhagen 4-5 September to outline the strategic EU project, BaltMet Promo, with the aim of establishing from a metropolitan perspective a way to do collaborative promotion for the Baltic Sea Region in the global markets. The meeting was hosted by Baltic Development Forum. The members of the BaltMet network are launching the project…

Formal Agreement on Fehmarn Belt Bridge

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BDF welcomes the formal agreement between the Danish Minister of Infrastructure Carina Christensen and her German counterpart Wolfgang Tiefensee on building the Fehmarn Belt bridge by 2018. – Undoubtedly, large scaled infrastructural investments like the Fehmarn Belt bridge helps the smaller economies of the Nordic Countries gaining better access to the larger European markets, thereby overcoming some of the impediments…