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EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region: Where are we heading?

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The implementing actors of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region were gathered at the 4th Working Meeting for the Strategy, 10-11 April 2013 in Espoo, Finland, organised by INTERACT Point Turku and the European Commission, DG Regio. BDF was invited as Horisontal Action Leader for the Strategy area “HA Promo” (development of regional identity and branding), a role…

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Let’s make cross-border digital solutions!

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“The technology is ready. Nationally we are good but together we are among the best. Why not connect the national systems in cross-border digital solutions in the Nordic/Baltic region?”  That was one of the cross-cutting messages at the conference on the Nordic-Baltic ICT Powerhouse 15 April 2013 in Stockholm City Hall, organized by BDF and Microsoft, and generously hosted by…

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Russian soft power and the environment of the Baltic Sea

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Last Friday Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev stated and tweeted that “The Baltic States’ priority for the 21st century — the environment”. “The steady development of the Baltic region can only be ensured if environmental goals are pursued in conjunction with economic and social aims”, Medvedev continued before the opening of the High-level Conference of the Baltic Sea States on…

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Call for nominations for the Baltic Sea Award 2013

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Baltic Development Forum welcomes you to nominate a candidate which you find has made extraordinary contributions to the development of the Baltic Sea region. (The formal criteria are listed below) The Baltic Sea Award was established in 2007. This summer it is distributed for the 7th consecutive year. The event takes place at the BDF Gala dinner on 29th of…

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The Nordic ICT Powerhouse conference 15 April, Stockholm

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Welcome to “The Nordic ICT Powerhouse”, a conference on regional growth through Nordic/Baltic collaboration, Monday 15 April 2013, 12.00 – 16.30 at Stockholm City Hall, Sweden The Nordic-Baltic region is one of the world’s ICT Powerhouses. How can we further strengthen and utilise this position in a global context? We welcome you to a conference organised by Baltic Development Forum…

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15th Baltic Development Forum Summit to take place 29-30 May 2013 in Riga, Latvia

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On 6 December, the Government of Latvia and Baltic Development Forum signed a memorandum of understanding regarding the 15th Baltic Development Forum Summit to take place 29-30 May 2013 in Riga. The memorandum was signed by Minister of Economy, Mr. Pavluts, and Director of BDF, Mr. Brask. Today, we are signing a document that sends a clear signal – the…

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BDF Summit / EUSBSR Annual Forum 2012 Conference Report

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BDF is pleased to present the general outcome and the different features from the thematic sessions, speeches, debates and activities that took place during the the European Commissions Annual Forum on the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and the BDF Summit 17-19 June in Copenhagen in Conference Report 2012. The conference turned out to be a very timely reminder to…

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21st Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference, 28-29 August, St. Petersburg, Mariinsky Palace

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This week the Russian Federal Assembly hosted the 21st conference of the Baltic Sea region Parliamentarians at the regional assembly of St. Petersburg in the beautiful Mariinsky Palace. The topic of the meeting was energy, ecology, and social welfare: cooperation for a sustainable development of the Baltic Sea region. Baltic Development Forum’s Director Hans Brask was invited as a speaker…