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BDF Chairman Hans Skov Christensen has passed away at age 68

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It is with deep regret that we learned this morning that Hans Skov Christensen has quietly passed away at his home after a longer period of illness. We will miss Hans Skov Christensen. He was a very dedicated and highly respected Chairman, genuinely interested in bringing countries, industries and people closer together and to manifest the Baltic Sea Region more…

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…

Busy 2012 with dialogue and consultations with BDF Members, Partners, sponsors and cooperation partners

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BDF and Chairman Hans Skov Christensen has visited most parts of the region and beyond during 2012: Hamburg, Lübeck, Pskov, Stockholm, Helsinki, Malmo, Oslo, Brussels, Strasbourg, Tallinn, Riga, Lilleström, Karlskrona, Kiel, Berlin, St. Petersburg, Turku, Malmo. During the most recent visits Hans Skov Christensen had meetings with State Secretary Wolfgang Schmidt, responsible for Federal, EU and International Affairs in the…

BDF Chairman and Vice Chairman meet City of Hamburg

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At a meeting 26 Sept in Hamburg City Hall, BDF Chairman Hans Skov Christensen and BDF Vice Chairman Stephan Müchler discussed cooperation topics and joint activities with State Secretary Wolfgang Schmidt, responsible for Federal, EU and International Affairs in the City of Hamburg. Among topics of joint interests was the economic performance of the Baltic Sea Region, infrastructure and labour…

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Join us at the Fehmarnbelt Days 26-28 September in Hamburg and Lübeck

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“This event will highlight not only the fixed link but also the business opportunities in this upcoming region. BDF actively supports and participates in Fehmarnbelt Days, utilizing our broad network among politicians and business leaders in the region”. Hans Skov Christensen, Chairman of Baltic Development Forum BDF is co-organizer of the Fehmarnbelt Days, a series of high-level events with focus…

Succeeding in the Baltic Sea Region is a joint European enterprise

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In BDF we realize that the success of  investing in the necessary  big cross border infrastructure projects on the Top of Europe is very much dependent on success of Europe in general. The Baltic Sea Region can do a lot on its own to become a winner region – and can in fact be proud of its achievement over the…

New Years Reception 2012

New Year’s Reception

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Yesterday BDF hosted a New Year’s reception for  members, partners and friends to bid farewell to Uffe Ellemann-Jensen, who stepped down as Chairman of Baltic Development Forum as of 1 November. The event took place in the premises of the BDF Secretariat at Nygade 3, 5th Floor in Copenhagen. About 50 guests participated, enjoying a drink while listening to speeches…

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Uffe Ellemann-Jensen steps down as BDF Chairman

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At the occasion of his 70 years birthday tomorrow (Nov 1), “Mr. Baltic Sea” – former Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs Uffe Ellemann-Jensen – will step down as Chairman of the Baltic Development Forum, which he created 13 years ago, i.e. shortly after the fall of the Soviet Union. Together with his German counterpart Mr. Hans-Dietrich Genscher, Uffe Ellemann-Jensen was…

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…