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2017 State of the Region Report

in Publications

Under the heading “The Top of Europe – A Competitive Baltic Sea Region Ready for the Future?”, this year´s BDF State of the Region Report once again takes the temperature on growth, innovation and competitiveness in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR). The three authors Christian Ketels, Helge J. Pedersen and Mikael Olsson analyses the BSR economy and assesses the state…

State of the Baltic Sea Region: Latest Insights

in BDF Events, News

On 6th February, Baltic Development Forum organized a seminar to share the latest insights on the state of the Baltic Sea Region with regards to competitiveness and economic development. The seminar was hosted by the Danish Ministry of Foreign affairs. The authors of the 2016 State of the Region Report, Dr. Christian Ketels, Harvard Business School and Stockholm School of…

Thank you for a successful Baltic Sea Conference 2013

in BDF Events, News

The “Baltic Sea Conference 2013 – Blue Growth, Sustainability and Water Industries” successfully gathered 300 participants in Copenhagen on 3 October, to engage in inspiring discussions on how to create a Baltic Sea Region which is both sustainable and prosperous and puts the blue and green economies in focus. Coming from the private sector, the European Commission, NGOs, international financing…

Hamburg Summit: “China meets Europe“ – fifth Sino-European economic conference on November 28-30, 2012, Hamburg

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”China meets Europe” is a high-ranking and worldwide renowned Sino-European economic annual forum, organized by BDF member Hamburg Chamber of Commerce as a platform for open dialogue between Europe and China. BDF Chairman Hans Skov Christensen will participate in the Summit 2012. BDF recommends business partners to participate. On November 28-30, 2012 over 400 experts from the economic, political and…

Paul Krugman’s Baltic Problem

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Why is the Nobel Prize-winning economist mocking the countries that have escaped the eurocrisis? BY ANDERS ÅSLUND | SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 Amid the carnage of the European financial crisis, the Baltic countries, by and large, are doing quite well. Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania are booming. Last year, their growth rates reached 7.6 percent, 5.5 percent, and 5.9 percent, respectively. The…

Taking Notes

BDF ranks 27th among International Economic Policy Think Tanks

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Baltic Development Forum has been named #27 International Economic Policy Think Tank in the world in the annual Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program survey conducted by the University of Pennsylvania. It’s the only Nordic institution listed in this category. The annual Global Go-To Think Tank Index ranks the world’s leading think tanks with the help of a panel of…

SoRR 2011 16x9 format

New BDF Reports

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Four new BDF Reports were presented at the Summit in Gdansk.  Here you can read more about their content and download the reports in pdf-format (at bottom of page). State of the Region Report 2011 “The Baltic Sea Region has come out of the first phase of the global economic and financial crisis better than most of its peers”. This…

Hans Skov Christensen receives the Star of Lithuanian Diplomacy

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On 28 August, during his visit to Denmark, Audronius Ažubalis, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, presented the “Star of Lithuanian Diplomacy” to Hans Skov Christensen, former CEO of Confederation of Danish Industry and now Deputy Chairman of the Board of Baltic Development Forum. The ceremony took place at the Lithuanian Embassy in Copenhagen. In his address Foreign Minister Ažubalis…