Baltic Rim Economies

Baltic Rim Economies 3/2021 is published

A special issue on COVID-19

Highlights of this issue:

Lessons learnt from the Polish struggle against COVID-19

“The short description of the course of the pandemic and the mistakes made by the Polish authorities indicates several lessons for the future health crises. First of all, in order to ascertain the real picture of the situation, mass testing is an absolute must. Moreover, the governments cannot shy away from taking responsibility for its actions.”

Bartosz Arłukowicz,
Member of the European Parliament,
Chair of the Special Committee on Beating Cancer

Former Minister of Health (2011-2015),
Poland

EU’s international COVID-19 vaccination cooperation

“Sharing vaccines with partners is not only about international solidarity but also in the EU’s own interest to help break the circle of new mutations. For this speeding up safe and effective vaccination everywhere is key.”

Martin Seychell,
Deputy Director General for Human Development, Migration, Governance, Peace and Resources,
DG International Partnerships,
European Commission

Paradoxes of COVID-19 in Russia

“Initially, the Kremlin denied the coronavirus for some time and then played down its possible impact. When the Russian government turned its attention to the coronavirus, it uncharacteristically delegated its management to the regional governors.”

Anders Åslund,
Senior Fellow,
The Atlantic Council
Washington D.C., USA

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Finnish forest industry

“The strengthening of certain global megatrends has been noteworthy. Moreover, the demand of forest-based products has diminished. Megatrends have the same effect everywhere, but different countries have different capacities to adapt to change.”

Juha Palokangas,
Manager, Russian Affairs, M.Sc. (For.),
Finnish Forest Industries Federation
Finland

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