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

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The Political State of the Region Report 2014 focuses on the Baltic Sea Region and its neighbourhoods. It analyses current internal and external dynamics and political developments in the light of the recent crisis around Ukraine. The report concludes that the region is still rightly recognised as a model for cross-border convergence and cooperation in numerous areas and outlines that…

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BDF Report: Making Water Your Business – Company Perspectives from the Baltic Sea Region

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Responsible water management is good business that can mitigate risks, cut down on costs, build trust with consumers and decision-making, and provide companies with a competitive advantage. These are some of the main points outlined in the report “Making Water Your Business – Company Perspectives from the Baltic Sea Region”, launched by the Baltic Development Forum at the 16th BDF…

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How can we use the European Transport Corridors to stimulate economic growth?

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The BSR TransGovernance project, funded by the EU Baltic Sea Region Programme, aims at providing models, tools, and approaches to a better alignment of transport policies in the Baltic Sea Region and thereby promote cross-border integration processes. At a workshop in Malmö 31 March 2014, case studies about transport related cross-border governance were discussed. The Öresund Region is seen as…

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Baltic Development Forum at Business Forum in St. Petersburg

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“The business of business is business – not international affairs”. This is one of the key points transpired from the Northern Dimension Business Council meeting that took place in St. Petersburg 3 April 2014. Business leaders from all over the region see a clear need for re-establishing trust due to Russia’s role in the current crisis in Ukraine. Nevertheless, most…

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Join us 1 May for the seminar on the 10th Anniversary of EU Enlargement

in BDF Events, News

Together with the Danish think-tank EUROPA, Politiken and Europa-huset in Copenhagen, Baltic Development Forum (BDF) is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the big EU enlargement that reunited Europe, helped re-establish close neighbourly relations and expanded old economic ties to the benefit of all. It is important to celebrate the EU enlargement, which changed the political landscape in Europe 10…

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Business and Energy Efficiency financing solutions in Kaliningrad – Rensol Project

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Availability and applicability of Business and Energy Efficiency financing solutions in Kaliningrad Oblast and North-West Russia. Baltic Sea Region experience.  The seminar ” Finances – Authorities- Business”, that took place 11-12 March in Kaliningrad, addressed different financial mechanisms available for municipal and private initiatives when working with Projects in Energy Efficiency field . It was a jointly organised event by the Information office of the Nordic…

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Lene Espersen new Chairman of Baltic Development Forum

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Acting Chairman Helle Bechgaard is very pleased to announce that Lene Espersen will become the new Chairman of Baltic Development Forum on 3 March 2014. Lene Espersen is Fmr. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Justice of Denmark, and MP of the Conservative Party. “I am very pleased that Lene Espersen has accepted to join BDF. Lene Espersen has…

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Attraction of US investments to the Baltic Sea Region

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Investment Promotion Agencies met in Warsaw on February 4th For the fifth time, Baltic Development Forum had invited all Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) of the Baltic Sea Region to boost attractiveness of the Baltic Sea Region through joint actions.  Together with the meeting’s kind host- Invest Poland, BDF had invited not only investment promotion professionals but also experts within the topic…

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Energy Efficiency – International Seminar in Kaliningrad | RENSOL

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District Heating in Municipalities | RENSOL Energy management is still a new notion for the Russian government and development of district heating in municipalities is crucial to raise awareness of energy efficiency and possibilities of adapting best available solutions from the neighboring Baltic Sea Region countries in the Kaliningrad region. On January 22, 66 participants gathered in Kaliningrad to discuss Development…

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Report now available: Guide to Financing Energy Efficiency in Russia – RENSOL Experience

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Russia is the world’s fourth largest energy consuming country with energy intensity several times higher than of the developed world. This provides a huge potential for Energy Efficiency (EE) savings. Tapping into this potential requires a substantial scaling of EE projects financing. According to various estimates around 230 billion EUR are needed to reach 40% reduction of energy intensity in…