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BDF Strategy 2011

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Balancing Regional and European Integration and promoting Green and Smart growth in the Baltic Sea Region will be the main focus of BDF’s 2011 activities. Baltic Development Forum 2011 Strategy In 2011, all the countries of the Baltic Sea Region are expected to exit the economic crisis and to present sustainable growth rates. The future competitiveness of the region will…

Danish EU BSR Strategy Seminar Summary

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A Summary of the EU Baltic Sea Region Strategy Seminar for Danish stakeholders that was held 23 September is available. Download a Summary of the EU Baltic Sea Region Strategy Seminar for Danish stakeholders that took place in Copenhagen 23 September 2010: EU Strategien for Østersøregionen, Europa 2020 og Grøn Vækst, Seminar om danske prioriteringer og indsatsområder, Opsummering og konklusioner…

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…

Videos from BDF Summit 2010

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Video interviews with BDF Chairman Uffe Ellemann-Jensen, the Prime Minister of Finland Matti Vanhanen, the President of the Nordic Council Helgi Hjörvar and the Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers Hálldor Ásgrímsson at the BDF Summit 2010 in Vilnius. BDF Chairman Uffe Ellemann-Jensen Matti Vanhanen, Prime Minister of Finland Hálldor Ásgrímsson, Secretary General of the Nordic Council of…

BDF Summit 2010 is now open

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The BDF Summit 2010 in Vilnius was opened this morning by the President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite. Read her full speech. After welcoming all the participants to Lithuania President Grybauskaite talked about energy, the Baltic Sea, innovation, and competitiveness – three key words defining the region’s diversity according to her. Ms Grybauskaite pointed at the isolation of the three Baltic…

Branding the Baltic Sea Region

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A draft report on the marketing of the Baltic Sea Region and its countries and cities will be presented in connection with the BDF summit in Vilnius. The purpose of this draft report is to map existing organizations, networks, projects and activities that are geared towards marketing the Baltic Sea Region, or considerable parts of it. The overall objective is…

State of the Region Report 2010

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The 2010 edition of the annual State of the Region Report will be released at the BDF Summit in Vilnius. It is co-sponsored by the Nordic Council of Ministers and the European Investment Bank. The 2010 edition of the annual State of the Region Report will be released at the Baltic Development Forum (BDF) Summit in Vilnius. Dr. Christian Ketels…

Roundtable on Growth Strategies

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Today Baltic Development Forum organized the first roundtable discussion on economic growth and recovery in the Baltic Sea Region, in order to elaborate a policy document to be presented at the BDF Summit. The meeting was hosted Jakob Ekholdt Christensen, Special Consultant, National Bank of Denmark. Together with the Industry Foundation of Denmark, Baltic Development Forum is elaborating a policy…

BDF Strategy 2010

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Following a meeting of the BDF Board, an agreement has been reached on BDF’s role and activities in the Region during this year. Here is a short version of the BDF Strategy 2010.   Baltic Development Forum 2010 Strategy Working with Regional Presidencies on Project Implementation and Economic Recovery   With the adoption of the EU strategy for the Baltic…