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BDF at The Riga Conference 2017

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From 29-30 September Baltic Development Forum participated in the annual Riga-Conference – a leading international conference on foreign and security issues. BDF’s Honorary Chairman Uffe Ellemann-Jensen featured in a session on Nordic-Baltic cooperation with Speaker of Swedish Parliament Urban Ahlin amongst others. The discussion looked back to the enthusiasm of the early days in the Nordic-Baltic cooperation, reflecting on positive results…

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Baltic Development Forum at 15: the story so far

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Baltic Development Forum is coming of age and we are happy to invite you to celebrate our crystal Anniversary on 25 November at 15:30 at our Secretariat at Nytorv 3 in Copenhagen. At fifteen you look for your role in the future and you know that new times need new ways to act. We are never too old to learn…

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BDF Honorary Chairman, Uffe Ellemann-Jensen honored with the Medal of the Baltic Assembly

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Ellemann-Jensen, former chairman of BDF today was honored with the Medal of Baltic Assembly at a ceromony in Vilnius, Lithuania. The medal of the Baltic Assembly is an award of the Baltic Assembly for upholding the unity and cooperation of the Baltic States. The medals are awarded to the members of the Baltic Assembly as well as to other persons for…

Uffe Ellemann-Jensen speaking in the European Parliament

Wanted: Higher ambitions, courage, and clear goals for the Baltic Sea Region

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Honorary chairman of Baltic Development Forum, Uffe Ellemann-Jensen at an Intergroup meeting in the European Parliament March 6th called for assistance to give new impulses to the process of making the Baltic region concept survive. Said Mr. Ellemann-Jensen: “The governments have been reluctant in setting new and clear goals  that would enable benchmarking and evaluation. It is a little sad….

Uffe Ellemann-Jensen and Hans-Dietrich Genscher

20th Anniversary of CBSS and Baltic Media Forum 2012

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A special celebration commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Council of the Baltic Sea States took place at Plön Castle in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, on 5 February. BDF participated in this event as well as in the following Baltic Media Forum 2012 held in Kiel, Germany, 5-7 February. 20th Anniversary of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) Founder of…

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…

Welcome to New Year’s Reception

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Dear Members, Partners, and Friends, We cordially invite you to a New Year’s reception on 17 January 2012 at 16.00 to bid farewell to Uffe Ellemann-Jensen, who has stepped down as Chairman of Baltic Development Forum as of 1 November. The event will take place in the premises of BDF, Nygade 3, 5th Floor. Wishing you a Happy New Year!…


CBSS 20 Years Anniversary

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BDF founder and Honorary Chairman Uffe Ellemann-Jensen will participate in the special ceremony that will be held to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Council of the Baltic Sea States. The ceremony will be part of the Baltic Media Forum organized by Norddeutscher Rundfunk and Academia Baltica and will take place at Plön Castle in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, on 5 February…

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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…