Publications

2017 Political State of the Region Report: External Earthquakes, Internal Adaptation? Brexit, Trump and the Baltic Sea Region

2017, Political State of the Region Reports

Six young researchers from different countries in the region analyse the impact that the Brexit and the new administration in Washington has or will have on cooperation-patterns.

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2016 Political State of Region Report: Facing a New Reality in the Baltic Sea Region

2016, Political State of the Region Reports

The report is describing the critical development in the general political climate and the possibilities of keeping channels open and soft cooperation going on. As an example the four authors are looking into energy-security and comparing cooperation in the Arctic and Baltic Regions.

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Political State of the Region Report 2014: Baltic Sea Neighbourhoods – A Mega-Region in Progress?

2014, Political State of the Region Reports

The report sheds light on the region and its neighbours, in particular Russia. The authors outline the way ahead in the light of the current crisis in EU-Russia collaboration. Political dialogue should remain and be strengthened. The crisis might offer an opportunity for a renewal of regional cooperation.

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Political State of the Region Report 2013: Trends and Directions in the Baltic Sea Region

2013, Political State of the Region Reports

The report contains country specific chapters that provide analyses of what the Baltic Sea Region countries have done differently and better in comparison to countries in Southern Europe. One of the main assets of the Region is “soft power”, but the question remains how to use this asset more effectively.

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Political State of the Region Report 2012: Dilemmas and Coherence in the Baltic Sea Region

2012, Political State of the Region Reports

The report focuses on a number of the Baltic Sea Region countries, including Iceland, Norway and Russia. It also provides an assessment of the Danish EU Presidency, highlights increased interest in the regional affairs from the Polish side, and a changed focus by Germany in view of its CBSS Presidency.

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Political State of the Region Report 2011

2011, Political State of the Region Reports

This 1st edition provides an overview of political and economic developments in the Baltic Sea Region. The countries are still recovering after the financial crisis in 2008. On the political agenda, there are tendencies in right-wing populist, anti-migration and anti-European movements. The importance of the EUSBSR for regional cooperation is highlighted.

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