Report | 2008

State of the Region Report 2008: Sustaining Growth at the Top of Europe

by Christian H.M. Ketels


The 2008 State of the Region Report is the fifth edition in this series of annual evaluations of competitiveness and cooperation across the Baltic Sea Region. The Report is organized into three parts: Part A of the Report describes the economic, political, and institutional context in which regional collaboration in the Region operates. Part B covers different aspects of the Region's competitiveness, including an assessment of its economic performance, an evaluation of its competitiveness fundamentals, and its position regarding the European Union's Lisbon Agenda. Part C looks at the relations of the Baltic Sea Region towards the institutions and policies of the European Union, and the performance of the Region in the areas of environment and energy.

Keywords: International Relations; Performance Evaluation; Competitive Strategy; Competitive Advantage; Cooperation; Baltic Countries; European Union;


Ketels, Christian H.M. "State of the Region Report 2008: Sustaining Growth at the Top of Europe." Report Series, Baltic Development Forum, Copenhagen, December 2008.