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The Political State of the Baltic Sea Region – Facing a New Reality in the Baltic Sea Region

Venue: Creative Lounge

Time: 15:10 Tuesday 8 November

How can we work together in the Baltic Sea Region in the current difficult political environment? Using the 2016 BDF Political State of the Region Report as a starting point, this hot seat will allow a senior researcher to reflect on the current situation in the Baltic Sea Region. How are we impacted by international events such as the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, Russian domestic policy and East West relations?

Regional cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region is experiencing a new set of challenges. The current political environment in Europe is strained due to the crisis with Russia over Ukraine and Crimea. We will touch upon Russian economic policy, the mood of the population and the essence of the unwritten social contract. While the Baltic Sea Region has a vast network of well-functioning regional institutions and platforms, the question remains if this is enough to address the challenges and opportunities of the future in order for the region to stay in the lead in Europe and in the world.

This seminar will present the key messages of the “2016 BDF Political State of the Region Report”, published by the Baltic Development Forum, and allows a Russian senior researcher to reflect on the current situation – both in terms of existing Baltic Sea Region structures and in terms of how global events are increasingly reshaping our regional agenda.
 
Moderator: 
Per Carlsen, Senior Advisor, Baltic Development Forum

Speaker:
Andrei Kolesnikov, Senior Associate, Carnegie Moscow Center



 

Hot Seat

Main organiser:

Baltic Development Forum

Contact person:
Per Carlsen, Senior Advisor, Baltic Development Forum