Baltic Rim Economies 5/2019

Published on the 18th of December 2019

Baltic Sea Region: Where the international cooperation has started far before European Union was created

“Many of us know (but some maybe not) that far before EU the Hansa Treaty connected many Baltic cities as an economic and trading alliance which quickly became fruitful and beneficial for its members. It was one of the most important examples of the role of international cooperation in the medieval Europe.”

Tomasz Grodzki,
MD FETCS, Professor of Thoracic Surgery and Transplantation,
Senator of the Republic of Poland

Trans-European Transport network: Scandinavia

“The EU Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) policy is a vital backbone of Europe’s economic performance, present and future. Over the years, TEN-T policy has been steadily growing into a genuine European project that increasingly is guiding public and private investments.”

Pat Cox,
European Coordinator for the Scandinavian-Mediterranean TEN-T Core network corridor,
European Commission; DG MOVE,

Arctic maritime safety requires cooperation

“The Arctic Coast Guard Forum (ACGF) was established to improve maritime safety cooperation, to address the challenges in the Arctic maritime domain and to protect the vulnerable Arctic environment. As an operationally driven organization the ACGF focuses on developing practical level cooperation between the Arctic states coast guard authorities and stakeholders.”

Pasi Kostamovaara,
Chief of Finnish Border Guard, Lieutenant General,

Restricting trade does not generate investments

“From time to time, some countries in the Baltic Sea economic area have restricted timber exports abroad. Some countries have restricted land and forest ownership by a separate law. In addition, exports of some end products have faced additional tariffs in some countries.”

Timo Jaatinen,
Director General,
Finnish Forest Industries Federation,

Baltic Rim Economies 5/2019 includes the following Expert articles

Tomasz Grodzki: Baltic Sea Region: Where the international cooperation has started far before European Union was created

Pat Cox: Trans-European Transport network: Scandinavia

Christer Michelsson: On the relations between Finland and Belarus

Aleksandra Dulkiewicz: Gdańsk: A good place to live

Mateusz Sipa: Łódź-Warsaw Duopolis: A vision for the (very near) future

Anna Golec-Mastroianni: Tourism in the Baltic Sea region: Bleisure

Tanja Raunio: Finland’s former capital Turku is now the culinary capital

Marek Górski: Hazardous substances on the seabed

Pauliina Forsman: How to get to the most beautiful archipelago in the world?

Leea Ojala: Circular Economy: A policy block?

Elise Tarvainen & Tiina Malste: Novel approaches to learning environment design

Kęstutis Kristinaitis: Property valuation in Lithuania

Pasi Kostamovaara: Arctic maritime safety requires cooperation

Markku Viitasaari: Return to Cold War – or not?

Glen Grant: Interoperability of the Baltic States against Russia

Reinhard Krumm & Simon Weiss: Eastern Policy and beyond: For cooperative security and prosperity in Europe

Vadim Koroshupov: Restoration of a balanced policy with Europe

Jussi Orell: Baltic Sea Region is an endless source of news

Vladimir Zuev: RF Trade Policy between protectionism and liberalization

Sani Kontula-Webb: The Finnish Institute in St. Petersburg and its role in the Finnish-Russian dialogue

Vladimir Kuzin: The economic situation of the Kaliningrad region

Svetlana V. Mareeva & Ekaterina D. Slobodenyuk: Inequality in Russia: Challenges for the policy

Timo Jaatinen: Restricting trade does not generate investments

Yuri Nazarov: Accomplishments and prospects of the woodworking enterprises in the Republic of Belarus

Jussi Seppälä: On cultural exchange between Finland and Belarus

Raman Yaniu: BUCE: Digital bridge between Belarus and BRE

Sergey Kulik: Russia: The President’s thirst for technologies

Antti Vasanen: Big Data is not a free lunch

Ester Laato: Polish programmers among the best: What could Finland learn?

Lukasz Marcin Jablonski: Tips for founders of born global companies grown out of Poland

Anitta Koskio: Impact of culture on business

Barbara Gaweda: Poland’s national(ist) exclusions

Katarzyna Bałandynowicz-Panfil: The concerns of the ageing of Polish society

Anna Karhu: Changing landscape of retailing