Baltic Rim Economies 4/2020

Published on the 22nd of December 2020

EU tourism: Through the crisis and beyond

“The free movement of persons is and will continue to be a valuable asset of the EU that must be preserved. Our efforts therefore remain focused on reducing travel restrictions to a necessary minimum. All measures taken with a view to containing the pandemic need to comply with the principles of proportionality and non-discrimination.”

Thomas Bareiß,
MdB, Parliamentary State Secretary,
Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy,
Federal Republic of Germany

Towards the true Balticness

“The real meaning of our Baltic regional identity, “Balticness” for short, has been mastered over 30 years of regional cooperation. The true Baltic spirit allows us to be practical in working towards achieving our ideals. Our Balticness also helps us to be innovative not only in terms of technology and economics, but also in creating new organizations and cooperation platforms. The power of the Baltic networking skills cannot be overstated.”

Grzegorz M. Poznański,
Director General,
Permanent Secretariat of the Council of the Baltic Sea States,
Stockholm, Sweden

Emerging role of the Lithuanian LNG terminal

“Lithuania is also laying the foundations for the infrastructure of LNG heavy road transport refuelling points. In the next 2-3 years at least 4 LNG filling points will be operational in Lithuania, as the state provides subsidies for the establishment of such infrastructure. Klaipeda LNG terminal is among the most efficient terminals in Europe and the only terminal in the Baltic States.”

Mindaugas Navikas,
KN Chief Sales Officer,
Klaipėdos nafta,
Lithuania

Corona changes Germany – good news for Finland

“Interestingly, many of the areas that Germany will spend the 130 bn € stimulus launched this summer are areas where Finnish companies have innovations and products to offer. Be it artificial intelligence, quantum computing, smart energy solutions or the digitalisation of the health sector – significant market opportunities will arise over the next two years.”

Jan Feller,
Dr., Managing Director,
German-Finnish Chamber of Commerce (AHK Finnland / Saksalais-Suomalainen Kauppakamari),
Helsinki, Finland

Baltic Rim Economies 4/2020 includes the following Expert articles

Thomas Bareiß: EU tourism: Through the crisis and beyond

Catherine Trautmann: The EU Green Deal: A call for an ambitious TEN-T policy

Ville Tavio: Nordic EU criticism rising

Grzegorz M. Poznański: Towards the true Balticness

Dirk Schuebel: EU-Belarus relations in full crisis mode

Thomas Beyer: Wismar – aspiring world heritage city on the Baltic Sea coast

Marc Ozawa: Biden’s response to Russia

Julia Berghofer: A revival of transatlantic relations under Biden?

Alexander Graef: Enhancing military confidence between NATO and Russia

Juhana Aunesluoma: European security after Trump: Germany at the crossroads

Michael B. Petersen: The Baltic Sea in Russia’s maritime Strategy

Christian Bluth: The EU and weaponised economic interdependence

Julian Pawlak: The Baltic Sea region in another period of great power competition

Ben Hodges: Preventing great power conflict in the Black Sea region

Kurt-Christian Scheel: Automotive industry – challenged on three fronts

Tom Pippingsköld: EU state-aid – A hidden capital market anomaly

Alexander Ebner: Innovation in Germany: Strengths and challenges

Konrad Rojek: Germany’s international competitiveness – economy and innovation

Juha Kontio: Active RDI in Baltic Sea region – Case TUAS

Wolfgang Ketter: AI-automated energy markets and the EU Green Deal

Julia Kusznir & Karen Smith Stegen: The European Green Deal’s hydrogen strategy and EU energy issues

Pao-Yu Oei: Germany’s Coal Exit Law: Too late and too expansive

Lutz Mez: Status and perspectives of “Energiewende” in Germany

Johan Nordensvärd & Frauke Urban: Why the German energy transition keeps on stuttering

Mindaugas Navikas: Emerging role of Lithuanian LNG terminal

Anna Satovuori & Annika Kunnasvirta: Towards electric urban transport

Hilmar Schneider: At risk to get out of balance

Gisela Färber: The labour market integration of refugees in Germany

Jens Boysen-Hogrefe: Fiscal policy response during COVID-19 in Germany

Birgit Glorius: Covid19 and international migration

Thomas Straubhaar: Postcoronomics

Florian Schröder: Baltic innovations help to combat Covid-19

Hubert Ertl: Challenges and opportunities: The German training system in Corona times

Philipp Piroth & Edith Rüger-Muck: Online grocery shopping in Germany: From zero to hero?

Martin Keim & Henning Kehr: FDIs and the amended German foreign trade law

Sebastian Uhrich: Maintaining economic growth: The internationalization of Germany’s professional football

Max Hogeforster: Challenges and support of business transfers in the Baltic Sea Region

Jan Feller: Corona changes Germany – good news for Finland

Jarkko Heinonen: City of Uusikaupunki and its linkage with the German economy

Christopher M. Schmidt: Finnish challenges in doing business with Germany

Margit Breckle & Joachim Schlabach: Languages required for business contacts with Germany

Laura Hirvi: Fostering dialogue across the Baltic Sea

Luise Liefländer-Leskinen: Finland and Germany – let us empower their relations again…

Heidi Hein-Kircher: Historical legacies within a European conflict region

Mika Kallioinen: The medieval Hansa as a monopoly

Jürgen Matthes: More robust EU trade policy towards China needed

Anna-Sophie Maass: Tensions in EU-Russian diplomatic relations

Alexander Libman & Vladimir Kozlov: Historical roots of alcohol mortality in Russia

Peter Holicza: The effects of international learning mobility on Russian participants

Yoji Koyama: The Baltic States viewed from the Far East

Lars Fredrik Stöcker: “The East-Europeanization of Estonian Politics”

Kari Liuhto: Germany: A global trader with a European focus

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