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2017 State of the Political Region Report

in Debate, News, Publications

This year`s Political State of the Region Report shares the perspectives of six young researchers from different countries in the region. The authors seek to analyse the impact that the Brexit and the new administration in Washington has or will have on cooperation-patterns. A conclusion from the report is that the observations and predictions differ substantially throughout the region. Jana…

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Riga Round Table Addressed Key Regional Challenges

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On 19 April, Baltic Development together with the Konrad-Adenauer Foundations’ regional office to the Nordic States in cooperation, had the pleasure of organizing a round table discussion in Riga, Latvia. The event provided an opportunity for an informal exchange of views on the key challenges in the Baltic Sea Region and a joint discussion on possible regional responses. Among the…

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18th Baltic Development Forum Summit: State of the Region Report Launches

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During the 18th Baltic Development Forum Summit and the 7th Strategy Forum for the EUSBSR, BDF launched three new “State of the Region Reports” providing an economic and political outlook for the region and analyzing the perspectives for regional cooperation. The 18th BDF Summit explored the potential for growth, innovation and competitiveness in the current changing political and economic environment,…

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Round Table Explored Regional Cooperation and Russia Relations

in BDF Events, News

On June 20th, BDF hosted a roundtable on regional cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region with Andrey Kortunov, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, as guest speaker. The roundtable was organized with support from the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and the Nordic Council of Ministers. In the discussions, Andrey Kortunov emphasized that the situation between East and West could…

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Political State of the Region Report 2014: Baltic Sea Neighbourhoods – A Mega-Region in Progress?

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The Political State of the Region Report 2014 focuses on the Baltic Sea Region and its neighbourhoods. It analyses current internal and external dynamics and political developments in the light of the recent crisis around Ukraine. The report concludes that the region is still rightly recognised as a model for cross-border convergence and cooperation in numerous areas and outlines that…

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Political State of the Region Report 2013

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The 2013 Political State of the Region Report “Trends and Directions in the Baltic Sea Region” is a fresh take on answering amongst other things the question of: In what state is the Baltic Sea region (BSR) in 2013? What are the current challenges and opportunities? What are the current priorities of its countries? How has the EU Strategy for…

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Invitation to Presentation of Political State of the Region Report 2011 in Brussels

in BDF Events, News, Publications

For some time, recognized experts have been dealing with questions concerning the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) within a newly established think tank, prepared to give advice, and to initiate, develop and follow up political processes. The Political State of the Region Report 2011, to which 23 authors from the entire BSR have contributed, provides an overview of political and economic…

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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…