Seminar- "Estonia and the Baltic Sea Region- What Next After the Crisis"? 17.04.12, Warsaw


The economic crisis hit the countries around the Baltic Sea quite hard. It also highlighted some existing weaknesses and challenges in the region, and in the EU as a whole.

 Estonia survived the crisis well and emerged from it stronger than before. It joined the Eurozone in January 2011  and has today the fastest growth and lowest debt among the member-states. In 2014 Estonia will chair the Council of the Baltic Sea States, the Baltic Council of Ministers, and manage the Nordic-Baltic cooperation, where the main goal will be to further strengthen regional cooperation and integration through the EU Baltic Sea Strategy and other instruments. The aim of the seminar is to try to answer the question - What next for Estonia and the Baltic Sea Region after the crisis?


Raul Mälk
Ambassador at Large for Baltic Sea Region, the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Kinga Dudzińska
Analyst, the Polish Institute of International Affairs

Jarosław Ćwiek-Karpowicz
Eastern and South Eastern Europe Programme Coordinator,
The Polish Institute of International Affairs

17 April 2012 (Tuesday) 9:30-10:45
The Polish Institute of International Affairs
1a Warecka Street, Warsaw
Conference room, 1st floor
The meeting will be held in English
Those wishing to attend are kindly requested to confirm by 16 April 2012
via phone: (22) 556 80 70, or e-mail:

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