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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…

Nuclear power expansion in Kaliningrad: cooperation or competition?

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24-25 November the conference “Scenarios for Sustainable Energy Development of the Kaliningrad Region as an Integral part of the Baltic Sea Region” was held in Kaliningrad. This is a report from the meeting. Conference objective and main themes of discussion The objective of the conference was to continue the dialogue with Russian partners on energy planning and energy efficiency which…

Energy Conference in Kaliningrad

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Welcome to the conference “Scenarios for sustainable energy development of the Kaliningrad region as an integral part of the Baltic sea region” in Kaliningrad, Russia, 24-25 November 2010. The conference is organised by the Information Office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in Kaliningrad in cooperation with the Government of the Kaliningrad region, Baltic Development Forum and BASREC. The aim…

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…

EU Northern Dimension at BDF Summit

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Doing business with and investing in Russia – check out this new session on the Northern Dimension in the BDF Summit Programme. Session on business with Russia For the first time will a special session on the EU Northern Dimension be included at a BDF Summit: The session is titled The Northern Dimension and the Baltic Sea Region: cooperation on…

Energy Perspectives for the Kaliningrad region as an integrated part of the Baltic Sea Region

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The draft report Sustainable Energy Scenarios – Energy perspectives for the Kaliningrad Region as an integrated part of the Baltic Sea Region will be presented at the upcoming BDF Summit in Vilnius. Together with the co-sponsors, the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Information Office in Kaliningrad, Baltic Development Forum is going to present the…

The Baltic Times published an interview with Uffe Ellemann-Jensen

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The Baltic Times, an independent weekly newspaper that covers latest political, economic, business, and cultural events in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, published an interview with Uffe Ellemann-Jensen about the Baltic Region and the Baltic Development Forum’s annual summit. From his stint as Danish foreign minister in the early 1990s, to his current position as head of the Baltic Development Forum,…

Igor Yurgens published a new report on development of Russian economy

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Igor Yurens, Advisory Board of Baltic Development Forum and Chair of the Board of the Institute of Contemporary Development published a new report on development of Russian economy on Wednesday, 3rd of February. The report, entitled “21st Century Russia: The Image of the Tomorrow We Want”, focuses Russia`s government and economy, citing the countries dependence on raw material export and…

Sustainable energy report is published

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Energy Perspectives for the Kaliningrad Region as an Integrated Part of the Baltic Sea Region. [quote] Russia is a crucial energy supplier for the EU countries in the region. As Russia is the world’s largest energy exporter, the EU countries are dependent on Russia as a reliable energy supplier, not least when it comes to natural gas. Hence, Russia is…

Northern Dimension Business Council – a new platform for dialogue with Russian business

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When regional initiatives come from Russian partners – and even from Russian business community in our region – everyone should pay attention. The new Northern Dimension Business Council (NDBC) has been established and two co-chairmen have been appointed: Mr. Tapio Kuula (CEO of Fortum) and Mr. Alexey Mordashov (CEO of Severstal). BDF welcomes strongly this new initiative. The two co-chairmen…