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by Maria Seier, historian and doctoral student at the FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany At the turn of the 16th century, the heralds of the Hanseatic towns met almost without exception in Lübeck for general Hanseatic days. Each day trip usually lasted between three and four weeks and was associated with considerable...

By Andrius Kubilius  I am an optimist regarding the future of Baltic Sea Region. Why?  Well, I’m trying to look from historical experience and  in generally to have a helicopter view to all the things we have achieved.  Our historical experience is quite simple. We are preparing for the celebrations of our...

Looking at the current economic reports it seems that Baltic Sea Region’s economy is doing just fine. GDPs are growing, employment is robust, and finally the countries can take a deep breath after the deep crisis of the end of the last decade. What is more, the political shocks have not yet affected profoundly the...

20 Years International Prize of the Peace of Westphalia: At the anniversary in Münster on Saturday, whole countries were awarded for the first time with Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The three Baltic states share the 100,000 Euro prize with the Pathfinders who received this year’s Youth Prize. The Peace Prize is...

With the recent German Coalition agreement in place, attention turns to Germany’s role in Europe. Though the election campaign revolved around issues of domestic politics, the approved coalition agreement included a chapter on Germany’s role in the EU, Europe and the world. There is talk that Berlin is faced with a...

Politics: Protest against judicial reform: Polish judges go into the resistance. In Poland, 27 judges have to go to the Supreme Court, including President Gersdorf. But she and her colleagues take up the fight with the government. spiegel.de  , washingtonpost.com Lithuania urges EU to pressure Belarus over nuclear...

Crowds at Tallinn Creative Hub during 9th Annual European Union Strategy for Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) Forum in Estonia (4-5.06.2018), proved that there are lots of enthusiasts of Baltic Sea Region cooperation, which is a great sign in times, when so much is being discussed about the rules of cooperation between EU...

Historically, Hamburg was already closely connected with the ports of the Baltic Sea region during the Hanseatic era and assumed an important function as a transhipment and trading centre. Today, the Baltic Sea region is the second most important market region in container transport for the Port of Hamburg after China...

New Kongernes Nordsjælland National Park north of Copenhagen invites you to experience culture and nature on more than 260 square kilometres with UNESCO World Heritage Sites With Kongernes Nordsjælland (North Zealand of Kings) Denmark has a new national park in the north-east of Zealand. The fifth national park in the...

On 21 June at 6 p.m. the 38th International Hanseatic Day Rostock was opened in the Rostock Baroque Hall by the foreman of the Hanse Jan Lindenau, the Prime Minister of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Manuela Schwesig and the Lord Mayor of the Hanseatic and University City Rostock Roland Methling in the presence of 250...