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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...

The number of the servants was not worth mentioning or impressive from the point of view of the contemporaries, but the number of the horses carried along. Today one travels by helicopter, for example, to stir up a lot of dust and to accentuate the importance of one’s own person, 500 years ago this dust was stirred up...

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Sorry, this entry is only available in German.

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...

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...

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...