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Baltic Sea Region is ready to promote cooperation and lead the way

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Heinrich Böll Foundation organised a Dinner Debate in Copenhagen in parallel with the COP 15: Baltic Development Forum was invited as speaker to present regional energy study.   13 December 2009, Baltic Development Forum’s Director Hans Brask was invited by the Heinrich Böll Stiftung (the Green Political Foundation) as speaker to a High-Level Dinner Debate on Regional Approaches to reduce…

BaltMet Promo promotes the entire Baltic Sea Region in global markets

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For the first time the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) metropolises will join forces in promoting the entire region in global markets through three concrete pilots. The chosen fields for pilot cases are tourism, talent and direct foreign investments. The projects’ aim is to improve the international competitiveness of the Baltic Sea Region and to strengthen the common identity of BSR…

EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region adopted

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Congratulations on the adoption of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region! As foreseen, the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region was adopted at the European Council meeting in Brussels on 29-30 October.   The adoption of the Strategy is a landmark for regional cooperation and opens great opportunities for the future. However to become a success, the…

The BCCA Policy Forecast Report

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The Baltic Sea Chambers of Commerce Association presented results of a survey of the participants of the Baltic Development Forum Summit 2009. According to the BCCA “Policy for Growth” report, policy forecast survey is an attempt to profit from the distributed expertise gathered among the participants at the BDF Summit 2009. The BCCA asked Summit participants to grade the importance…

BaltMet Promo attracts tourists, talents and investments to the Baltic Sea Region

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A new transnational, regional development project BaltMet Promo will be launched in 2010. The project will round up a wide and multisectoral marketing community to improve the international competitiveness of the Baltic Sea Region. Joining together both public and private actors, the project will energize regional interaction and highlight regional strengths in the fields of tourism, talent and investments. This…

The Baltic Sea Region is Ready for Meeting the Energy and Climate Targets

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Today the BDF Report Energy Perspectives for the Baltic Sea Region is available. The Report has been initiated by Baltic Development Forum, prepared by Ea Energianalyse and sponsored mainly by the Nordic Council of Ministers. Preface by Mr. Andris Piebalgs, EU Commissioner for Energy. Neighborhood cooperation makes a difference! The countries around the Baltic Sea will all benefit from stronger…

BDF Chairman on Leadership for a Sustainable Baltic Sea Region

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BDF Chairman Uffe Ellemann-Jensen today held a speech titled “Leadership for a Sustainable Baltic Sea Region”at the 7th Annual Baltic Management Development Association (BMDA) Conference at Copenhagen Business School. The theme of the Conference was “Leadership responsibility – global outlook and regional sustainability“. Read the speech: Leadership for a Sustainable Baltic Sea Region The global crisis has hit our Baltic…

Joint Application for Lead Role within EU Baltic Sea Strategy

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Six Baltic Sea organisations, among them BDF, have applied to the European Commission for the lead role in two projects within the upcoming EU Baltic Sea Strategy. The projects fall under the headings “Making the Baltic Sea Region an environmentally sustainable place” and “Making the Baltic Sea Region an Accessible and Attractive Region” respectively. The specific interest presented is focused…

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…

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:…