Baltic Rim Economies 3/2019

Published on the 30th of October 2019

Connecting Europe – The Three Seas Initiative

“As Europe and the world around it changes, the Three Seas Initiative was born out of a practical need to boost connectivity and economic cooperation on the north-south axis of the European Union.”

Urmas Reinsalu,
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia

Latvia is ready to be part of climate change solution

“2015 was a breakthrough year for the global climate policy, when in December 195 countries adopted the Paris Agreement, which is the first truly global agreement on climate change where all countries have set, in a nationally determined manner, their contributions to limiting climate change.”

Juris Pūce,
Minister of Environmental Protection and Regional Development,

Northern Dimension 2.0

“The accession of Finland and Sweden in 1995, moved the European Union northwards. The Union extended over the Arctic Circle, and Russian Federation became a next-door neighbor. The accession negotiations with Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland further increased the role of the Union in the Baltic Sea region.”

Matti Anttonen,
Permanent State Secretary,
Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

Finnish ports joining the digital age

“The digitalisation of logistics and port processes has the potential to massively streamline supply chains and improve the sustainability of existing infrastructure. This is an indisputable goal of macroeconomics.”

Annaleena Mäkilä,
Managing Director,
Finnish Port Association,

Baltic Rim Economies 3/2019 includes the following Expert articles

Urmas Reinsalu: Connecting Europe – the Three Seas Initiative

Juris Pūce: Latvia is ready to be part of climate change solution

Matti Anttonen: Northern Dimension 2.0

Lassi Linnanen: From efficiency to sufficiency in climate policy

Mari Pantsar: The circular economy can solve critical crises

Maria Laamanen: Climate change poses a challenge on cooperation to save the Baltic Sea

Niko Soininen: Legal challenges for blue growth in aquaculture

Per Jonsson: The future of the Baltic Sea

Päivi Antikainen: The Baltic Sea – A new pioneer in sustainable shipping?

Lars Jensen: The slow coming of the future

Merja Salmi-Lindgren: Towards smarter and more sustainable Baltic Sea

Anita Mäkinen: Climate change and international shipping

Markus Helavuori: Ship emissions and the state of the Baltic Sea

Yassine Bakkar: New politics for financing Clean Shipping

Riikka Pöntynen: CSHIPP – Projects together for Clean Shipping

Teemu Itälinna: Best practices on cross-sectoral collaboration in clean shipping

Gunnar Prause: Socio-economic impact of green shipping

Miina Karjalainen & Eveliina Klemola: How to manage alien species in shipping

Päivi Haikkola & Sinikka Hartonen: Automation reshapes the maritime logistics

Harilaos N. Psaraftis: The speed limit debate at the IMO

Annaleena Mäkilä: Finnish ports joining the digital age

Torben Aaberg: A test lab for the Digital Single Market

Ville Sirviö: Estonia and Finland – Digital forerunners in cross-border cooperation

Jacob Mangwana Haagendal: The Ålandic potential – Cross sectoral co creation as the key to success

Vladimir G. Kiknadze: Military-political situation in the Baltic Sea region

Jan Saarela: The changing demography of Swedish speakers in Finland

Irina M. Busygina & Anton D. Onishchenko – On fences and neighbors: The problem of Polish minority in Lithuania

Ekaterina A. Shlapeko: Finnish-Russian projects of cross-border cooperation

Dzmitry Kruk: Belarus tends to face a ‘systemic fragility’