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First Baltic EU Presidency: Vilnius a European capital together with Brussels. Helsinki the other place to turn to in the region.

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Lithuania has taken over the EU presidency from 1 July and is the first Baltic State country to take over this important task. You can read more about the presidency here.  With the priorities and objectives like “Credible Europe”, “Growing Europe” and “Open Europe” Lithuania is setting a strong agenda for the upcoming autumn. Not only financial growth, but also…

Baltic Development Forum Summit 2010: Reaching new heights!

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The 12th Baltic Development Forum Summit is very pleased to come to Vilnius 1-2 June 2010 and to invite our regional network of decision-makers to a true regional “Davos”-gathering. The BDF Summit and Baltic Sea States Summit will coincide, and BDF is very proud to be working closely together with the Lithuanian Government in making Vilnius the meeting place for…

Reuters Insider videos from BDF Summit

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Reuters Insiders’ Moscow Correspondent Kiryl Sukhotski live interviews at the BDF Summit in Vilnius. Interview with Hakan Berg, Head of Baltics, Swedbank: Interview with Anders Eldrup, the CEO of Dong Energy: Interview with Valdis Dombrovskis, The Prime Minister of Latvia, BDF Summit 2010: Interview Tapio Kuula, CEO Fortum, BDF Summit 2010: Interview with Andrius Kubilius, the Prime Minister of Lithuania:…

Photos from BDF Summit 2010

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1 740 high-resolution photos from the Summit in Vilnius are available for free download at the BDF account on Flickr. Below you see a random selection of the BDF Summit photos taken by the Lithuanian photographers Algimantas Balezentis, Evgenia Levin and Tomas Piliponis. Go to our Flickr page and browse through the whole collection. We are still in the process…

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…

Welcoming Greetings from Lithuania

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“It is my deep belief that the Baltic Sea Region has all necessary preconditions to become one of the most competitive regions in the world and, first of all, an attractive place to live”. Welcoming words to the Summit participants from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania. Welcoming Greetings from the Minister of Foreign Affairs “Vilnius is happy to…