The success of the Nordic-Baltic region depends on advanced technologies. The first order of business should be to ease access to finance for SMEs, writes Thomas Bustrup, Deputy Director of Danish Industry, in his column.
The Baltic countries are considered to represent identical political and economic values. In some ways they certainly do: in the wish for still closer integration with the West, writes Morten Hansen of Stockholm School of Economics in Riga in his column.
A new report by HELCOM suggests that improvement has been achieved on four major sources of pollution in Russia. HELCOM is also releasing recommendations to help cut toxic discharges.
Working together in the Nordic region is both sensible and profitable and the Nordic green growth initiative could benefit a number of sectors in the Nordic countries, says Dagfinn Høybråten, Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers.
For the Baltic countries, new power lines to other EU countries means eliminating dependence on single-source power supply, says Romas Švedas, Lithuanian energy expert.
NIB should see the recovery of the European economy as an opportunity to expand its business, says Henrik Sass Larsen, Minister for Business and Growth of Denmark and Chairman of the Bank’s Board of Governors in 2013–2014.
Focus on the UN-backed responsible investment principles may offer opportunities for a financial institution with an interest in a more sustainable future, says Antti Savilaakso of Finland’s Sustainable Investment Forum.
The Baltic Sea Region countries are entering a potentially “new normal” of lower growth, suggests this year’s State of the Region Report presented at the Baltic Development Forum Summit in Turku.
Professor Petri Parvinen believes the Nordic-Baltic countries can boost their competitiveness by using nearshore services instead of outsourcing to distant locations.
Hermanni Backer of HELCOM explains how Ministerial Meeting decisions on shipping have induced stakeholders to foster alternative fuels and green technology in the Baltic Sea.
A loan to SKR Spallation AB will finance the construction of research facilities at the site of the European Spallation Source in Southern Sweden.
16 Feb 2018
A loan to the Swedish mining and smelting company Boliden Mineral AB will finance investments at a copper mine and a smelter in northern Sweden.
14 Feb 2018
A loan to the Swedish real estate company Hemsö Fastighets AB will finance the construction of the “Patienten” life science centre for ophthalmology in Solna, Sweden.
5 Feb 2018