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Interviews and opinions

Interviews and opinions

Competitiveness of SMEs a must for success

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.

Dec 2014

Baltic economy expert: Past ten years a rollercoaster ride

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.

Nov 2014

HELCOM reports substantial progress on hotspots in Russia

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.

Oct 2014

Green growth initiative to create competitive advantage for Nordic businesses

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.

Oct 2014

Energy expert: New power lines break up Baltic isolation

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.

Sep 2014

Henrik Sass Larsen: Economic recovery an opportunity for NIB to expand and reach out to SMEs

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.

Jun 2014

Banking expert: Opportunities abound for the responsible investor

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.

Jun 2014

Report: Top of Europe adapting to “new normal”

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.

Jun 2014

Professor of Sales Management: Outsource? Think nearshoring!

Professor Petri Parvinen believes the Nordic-Baltic countries can boost their competitiveness by using nearshore services instead of outsourcing to distant locations.

Jun 2014

HELCOM: Full steam ahead for greener shipping in the Baltic Sea

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.

May 2014



NIB finances ESS laboratories and offices in Lund, Sweden

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

NIB finances Boliden’s investment programme in northern Sweden

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

NIB finances new life science centre in Solna, Sweden

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