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BDF at the First Annual EU Strategy Forum in Tallinn

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The BDF Secretariat closed as all staff members travelled to Tallinn to participate in the first annual forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region 14-15 October. The Forum is organized by the European Commission and includes a presentation and discussion of the first draft implementation report that the Commission will present later, as well as updates on…

BDF Report on Electricity Systems in Kaliningrad

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BDF and Ea Energy Analyses present report on Scenarios for the Development of Electricity Systems in Kaliningrad and the Baltic Sea Region Closer cooperation, dialogue and joint energy planning initiatives are necessary elements, if the electricity system in the Baltic Sea Region is to develop in an economically and environmentally sustainable fashion; thus avoiding expensive, isolated solutions that are primarily…

2nd BaltMet Promo Policy Roundtable to be held in Tallinn

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The second BaltMet Promo Policy Roundtable will take place on 14 October, back-to-back with the First Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. Aim, Themes and Programme of the Roundtable The aim of the Policy Roundtable is to facilitate a policy dialogue on issues related to the promotion and branding of, and identity-building in, the Baltic…

A Think-Tank for the Baltic Sea Region

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BDF and relevant academic institutions around the Baltic Sea are trying hard to implement a virtual Think-Tank for the region. The aim of the Baltic Sea Region Think-Tank is to work with political, societal, cultural and historic questions of wider interest and thereby helping to raising awareness and mutual understanding in the Region. In order to keep the EU strategy…

WATERPRAXIS: Improving the status of the Baltic Sea

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Eutrophication is one of the biggest environmental problems of the Baltic Sea. Learn more about a project aiming at eco-efficient and sustainable practices to improve the status of the Baltic Sea. Fostering sustainable practices to improve the status of the Baltic Sea The major restricting actions against Eutrophication of the Baltic Sea are included in River Basin Management Plans (RBMP)…

It is time to implement the Baltic Sea Action Plan

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Speakers at a seminar hosted by BDF member Nordic Investment Bank called for concrete projects to be identified for improving the health of the Baltic Sea. Financing Concrete Actions to Save the Baltic Sea The seminar “From Source to Sea: Financing Concrete Actions to Save the Baltic Sea”. was organised by BDF member Nordic Investment Bank (NIB), together with the…

Danish seminar on the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, Europe 2020 and Green Growth

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Seminar on the Danish priorities and action areas, 23rd of September 2010, 8.30-13.00, Langelinie Allé 17, København Ø. Denmark has assumed considerable responsibility for implementing the EU strategy for the Baltic Sea region, which may become a new framework for European and regional integration, but how far have we reached with implementation of the strategy? How can it be used…

Conclusions of BDF Summit 2010

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This is a summary of the different topics that were on the Agenda at the BDF Summit 2010. European Challenges – Regional Solutions: An Agenda for Jobs, Investments and Sustainable Growth Baltic Development Forum Summit, Vilnius 1 -2 June 2010, Conclusions The 12th Baltic Development Forum Summit – which was organised in cooperation with the Lithuanian Government and the Baltic…

Video Summit High Level Session

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Watch the Summit 2010 High Level Session with José Manuel Barroso and the Baltic Sea Region Prime Ministers. José Manuel Barroso, President of the EU Commission, presents his vision of the Baltic Sea Region, followed by comments of the Prime Ministers of Lithuania, Norway, Sweden (deputy), Denmark (deputy), Estonia, Finland, Latvia and Germany (EU Minister). The Nordic and Baltic Business…

Going for Green Growth

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Today the European Council is discussing the future growth strategy for Europe, EU2020. BDF presents a regional input with the report Going for Green Growth in the Baltic Sea Region. Green Growth in the Baltic Sea Region: EU2020 Challenges – Regional Solutions Is it possible to define a common growth strategy “EU2020” for Europe’s 27 member countries? Can one common…