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Europe wakes up – Rally in Berlin for victims in Paris

by our Berlin correspondent Tobias Koch Against the background of the recent cruel attacks in France, people suddenly find themselves standing next to each other united in their will to defend their free society against anybody who attempts to harm it. The pictures of a large number of heads of states from the march in […]

Crossing the Baltic’s Survey: Baltic Sea Region – Phantom or Reality?

What is the Baltic Sea Region? How can we best define it? Does the region actually exist or is it just a spatial construct? And is there a common Baltic Sea Region identity? These are just a few examples of questions that occur again and again as part any discussion about the Baltic Sea Region. […]

Cambridge Baltic Conference 2014 – Innovation in Education

Following the success and positive feedback of last year’s Cambridge Baltic Conference, this year’s event will focus on innovation in education. The first Cambridge Baltic Conference took place last year and attracted over 300 guests and a number of extraordinary speakers, including Valdas Adamkus, the President of Lithuania, and Siim Kallas, the Vice-President of the European […]

One Baltic Sea Region – Possibility or Dream?

A review of the One BSR final conference in Helsinki ’The Region is chasing a Phantom’ Anthony Jay, Council of the Baltic Sea States by Kerli Kirsimaa The closing event of the One Baltic Sea Region Project[1], a two-year venture as part of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, was held on 4th […]

Polish Londoners: past, present and future

As a blog concerned with the Baltic region whose editors are mostly located in London we are naturally particularly interested in the relevant diasporas living in the Big Smoke. It is therefore our pleasure to invite you to invite you to the conference in Polish community heritage at the London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) on 28 […]

Crossing the Baltic 2013 & 2014

The Crossing the Baltic team would like to thank everyone who has contributed to a successful year 2013. In addition to having a published some excellent blog posts and articles we have also been able to do a number of other activities. Two of our editors visited the BASEES European Congress at the University of […]

No More High Tea – The Fall of the Flag Carriers and the Rise of Budget Airlines

Anna-Cara Keim looks at the state of air travel in Northern Europe I begun to write this piece on the plane from London to Washington D.C., travelling for the first time in quite a while with what some people would call a ‘real’ airline. With friendly staff, a generous luggage allowance, and hot meals and […]

Are Polish teens anti-Semitic?

The fast approaching 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising was marked by an opinion poll conducted by the Homo Homini Institute, surveying the attitudes towards ‘Jewishness’ of a representative sample of 1250 Warsaw high school students. The results have been reported by some of the mainstream media, including Israeli news portals or the British […]

Meeting the Demographic Challenge in the Baltic Sea Region: The Best Agers Project

There are currently a  number of interesting projects happening in the Baltic Sea Region  that are financed by the European Union through its “Baltic Sea Region Programme”. However, it was pointed out to Crossing the Baltic that some of these projects sadly remain completely unnoticed by the public – even within the region. The Best […]

A Week in the Baltic (Sea Region)

Upon popular request we have introduced a weekly news update from the Baltic Sea Region. Every Sunday we will give an update of the news of the week on our specially created Baltic Bulletin. This week we are presenting you with a news roundup from Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden and Russia. Please follow the link: […]

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