Baltic Rim Economies 2/2019

Published on the 29th of May 2019

Baltic Sea Region and security cooperation

“Bilateral and multilateral relations between countries around the Baltic Sea form the very immediate and natural international sphere of cooperation. We have to follow and be aware of phenomena and changes in our operative environment. “

Ilkka Salmi
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of the Interior

U.S. Baltic Sea Region engagement: What’s changed?

“As I described in these pages two years ago, U.S. linkages and collaboration with Baltic Sea region partners are both broad and deep, based on mutual interests and a commitment to shared values. During the intervening period, our engagement with regional partners has only increased, and I can say without equivocation that U.S. engagement here contributes to regional stability.”

Shawn Waddoups
Political and Economic Section Chief
Embassy of the United States
Helsinki, Finland

One thing missing in Finland

“The Finnish general election ended in a seemingly expected result. But there was a big difference from debates before. Almost nothing was said about foreign policy and Finland’s geopolitical place in the world.”

Matti Posio
Lännen Media Newsroom

FDI geography: cultural proximity vs. geopolitical barriers

“Our analysis of CDIS data shows that 22.4% of Austrian inward FDI stock has German origin, 25.5% of Belgian inward FDI stock is French and 35.9% of Finnish FDI stock is Swedish. Even long geographical distance cannot be an obstacle for cultural proximity influence on FDI.”

Alexey Kuznetsov
Director of the Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences (INION RAN)

Outlines of Global Transformation

Baltic Rim Economies 2/2019 includes the following Expert articles

Vytautas Bakas: Lithuania’s strive for energy security

Ilkka Salmi: Baltic Sea Region and security cooperation

Taneli Lahti: Rule of law and the European single market

Juha Ottman: Poland facing challenging energy policy decisions

Shawn Waddoups: U.S. Baltic Sea Region engagement: What’s changed?

Ossi Savolainen: Let’s make the Baltic Sea Region stronger!

Gerd Lange: Sustainable tourism cooperation in the Baltic Sea region

Bernd Hemingway & Natalia Skripnikova: 30 Years Since 1989: CBSS Regional Responses to Global Challenges

Timothy Heleniak, Shinan Wang, Eeva Turunen, Johanna Roto, Justine Ramage & Leneisja Jungsberg: People and permafrost in the Arctic

Malla Rannikko-Laine: EU fund for infrastructure calls for sufficient national investments

Marjo Uotila: Towards stronger strategic alliances

Kari Veijonen & Jaakko Ruola: Finland’s Archipelago Sea is unique on a global scale

Denis Meleshkin: Finnish investors attracted to Belarus by cost competitiveness, highly educated workforce and small taxes

Tomasz Orłowicz: The role of subcontracting for Finnish and Polish SMEs in bilateral cooperation

Sanna Turunen: The era of additive manufacturing has dawned

Mikko Villikari: Finnish – Swedish naval co-operation

Kasperi Summanen: Finland’s ”NATO-option” still matters

Andres Kasekamp: AABS unites scholars of Baltic studies

Kata Fredheim: Remigration and brain gain in the Baltics

Petteri Vuorimäki: EU-Russia relations and the Baltic Sea Region

Konstantin Khudoley & Eric Shiraev: New trends in Russia’s foreign policy

Matti Posio: One thing missing in Finland

Petri Raivio: Nord Stream 2: The Russian gas pipeline splitting the European Union in two

Heikki Lehtimäki: Selected issues impacting the future of the Ukrainian Gas Transit System (GTS)

Ben Aris: Russia 4.0: Putin’s May Decrees and National Projects to transform the economy

Alexey Kuznetsov: FDI geography: cultural proximity vs. geopolitical barriers

Aleksei Ignatev: Kaliningrad after the 2018 World Football Cup: What next?

Svetlana V. Stepanova & Ekaterina A. Shlapeko: Russian shopping tourists in the border regions of Finland

Alexandra Yatsyk: Is Narva (still) “the next”: A controversial story of the city of many frontiers

Piotr Rudkouski: Belarus – Russia: a new stage of (dis)integration

Dmitry Yarmolyuk: Belarus: a footprint on Baltic shores

Galina Gavrilko: The Baltics and Belarus: Development of foreign economic cooperation and improvement of the institutional structure

John Christmas: Latvian Narratives and the EBRD 2

Andrei V. Korobkov, Nikolaj A. Sluka & Pavel N. Ivanov: The Chinese diaspora in Europe: Serving the motherland from abroad

Krzysztof Falkowski: Impact of Russian-Chinese trade on Russian economic competitiveness

Markus Holmgren: Eurasian Economic Union and energy markets