Tag Archives: Scandinavia

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 […]

Tales of happiness, salty licorice and gender equality: Michael Booth’s The Almost Nearly Perfect People – The Truth About The Nordic Miracle

by Anna-Cara Keim When asking a person outside of Scandinavia what they know about the Nordic lands people’s associations seldom reach beyond Vikings, the welfare state, Danish television crime epics, Ikea and popular music. ‘But why is that?’ asks British journalist Michael Booth, himself a resident of Denmark, when he sets out on a trip […]

From Our Baltic Logbook: Pierogi and More

Our editor-in-chief, Anna-Cara Keim, declares her love for Polish food and discovers some of London’s  more unusual eating places. Food plays an extremely important aspect in diaspora life. For most people food remains one of the most important connections they retain with their country of origin, or with the place they call home. And so it happened, that […]

Hello Scandinavia! Will Edinburgh soon be on the Baltic rim? – A response to the SNP’s idea of an independent Scandinavian Scotland

by Anna-Cara Keim On December 5th the British newspaper The Independent published information about a Scottish government document revealing that, upon a Scottish independence, the current government in Edinburgh wants Scotland to “become Scandinavian”. The idea is to build closer ties with Scandinavia and North Eastern Europe. Additional plans suggest that Scotland should join the […]

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