Tag Archives: Germany

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 […]

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 […]

Why do the European Union and Germany need Nord Stream?

by Aleksander Thomas The Nord Stream, previously known as the North European Gas Pipeline (NEGP), is a 1200km long natural gas pipeline, starting in Russia-Vyborg and reaching Germany’s Greifswald through the Baltic Sea. After its final completion, Nord Stream will be among the longest offshore pipelines in the world. It has the capacity to convey […]

The fixed Fehmarn Belt Link – A Story of Tunnels and Bridges

by Anna-Cara Keim The idea of cross- national cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region is a theme that Crossing the Baltic has been extremely interested in. We have previously introduced you to the Nordic concept of twin cities with the examples of Malmø and Copenhagen, connected through the Øresund Bridge and the towns of Tornio […]

Baltic athletes bring back 385 medals from London 2012

by Mateusz Zatonski With most of CtB’s contributors currently residing Great Britain, we have naturally been closely following the Olympic and Paralympic Games that recently took place in the city of London. We have of course paid particular attention to the performance of athletes representing the countries of the Baltic rim. The world’s biggest sporting […]

Eyewitness: Kiel – Germany’s Gate to the Baltic?

Kiel is a German port city and capital of Germany’s most northern state Schleswig-Holstein. Originally founded in 1233 it became a member of the Hanseatic League soon after. However, it was expelled in the 16th century as the city was accused of harbouring pirates. From the late 18th century until 1864 Kiel was part of […]

Bypassing the Baltic

by Paolo Sorbello The pipe-dream has become reality. Since the late Nineties, Russian energy giants have been designing routes that would provide an alternative to the main web of Soviet-era pipelines. After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 ideology was replaced by pragmatism in the Russian energy policy. Instead of pipelines with names […]


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