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Central actors in Finland in matters concerning the Baltic Sea

Issues related to the Baltic Sea have a wide coverage on other websites as well. Links are provided to a number of useful sites in Finland and abroad. The Ministry for Foreign Affairs is not responsible for the contents of these sites.

State administration

Parliament: http://www.eduskunta.fi/
President of the Republic: http://www.presidentti.fi
Government:  http://www.valtioneuvosto.fi

Research Institutions:

Aleksanteri-instituutti: http://www.helsinki.fi/aleksanteri/
Finnish Maritime Administration: 
http://veps.fma.fi/portal/page/portal/fma_fi_en/ 
Pan-Eurooppa Instituutti: http://www.tse.fi/FI/yksikot/erillislaitokset/pei/Pages/default.asp
Centre for Maritime Studies (CMS) http://mkk.utu.fi/en/
Centrum Balticum Instituutti http://www.centrumbalticum.org/
Itämeri-Instituutti / The Baltic Institute of Finland http://www.baltic.org/
Kotka Maritime Research Centre http://www.merikotka.fi/english/index_e.htm
University of Turku / Baltic Sea Region Studies http://balticstudies.utu.fi/
Merentutkimuslaitos / Finnish Institute of Maritime Research http://www.fimr.fi/en.html
Finland’s environmental administration / Suomen ympäristökeskus SYKE http://www.ymparisto.fi

Foundations:

Baltic Sea Action Group http://www.bsag.fi/
John Nurminen Foundation: / Clean Baltic Sea http://www.puhdasitameri.fi
Östersjöfonden http://www.ostersjofonden.org/start.con

International links:

Inter-governmental cooperation:

Council of Baltic Sea States http://www.cbss.st/
Helsinki Comission / Baltic Marine Environment Comission http://www.helcom.fi/
HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan http://www.helcom.fi/BSAP/en_GB/intro/
Baltic Council of Ministers (BCM) http://www.riso.ee/en/node/64
Nordic Council of Ministers http://www.norden.org/

Inter-Parliamentary cooperation:

Baltic Assembly http://www.baltasam.org/
Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference http://www.bspc.net/
Nordic Council http://www.norden.org/

Pohjoismaiden välinen yhteistyö:

Nordic Council http://www.norden.org/
Nordic Council of Ministers http://www.norden.org/
Nordic Investment Bank http://www.nib.int/en/index.html

Inter-Regional cooperation

Vision Strategies Around the Baltic 2010 http://www.vasab.org
Baltic Sea States Subregional Co-operation http://www.bsssc.com/
Baltic Sea Seven Islands Co-operation Network http://www.b7.org/
Baltic String http://www.balticstring.net/data/main.php
Baltic Metropoles http://www.baltmet.org/pub/
Union of Baltic Cities http://www.ubc.net/
Merenkurkun neuvosto - Kvarken Council  http://www.kvarken.org/
Öresund Committee http://www.oresundskomiteen.dk/index.php
Euroregion Baltic http://www.eurobalt.org/

European Union and the Baltic Sea

EU institutions http://europa.eu/
Committee of the Regions:http://europa.eu/institutions/consultative/cor/index_fi.htm
European Economic and Social Committee: http://eesc.europa.eu/
external relations http://ec.europa.eu/external_relations/
Parliamenthttp://www.europarl.europa.eu/

EU policies and initiatives in the Baltic Sea region:

Northern Dimension http://ec.europa.eu/external_relations/north_dim/index.htm
BSR INTERREG II C http://www.spatial.baltic.net/
GREENSPINDER http://www.ubavie.gv.at/greenspider
TACIS http://ec.europa.eu/education/index_en.html
Tempus http://ec.europa.eu/education/programmes/tempus/index_en.html

Other actors

ARS BALTICA http://www.ars-baltica.net/
Baltic Sea Chambers of Commerce http://www.bcca.ws/cm3a/default.asp
Nordic Investment Bank http://www.nib.int/en/index.html
Nordic Development Fund http://www.ndf.fi
Nordic Environment Finance Corporation http://www.nefco.fi
Nordic Industrial Fund http://www.bedin.no/php/d_emneside_eng/cf/hApp_102/hPKey_1704/hDKey_2
Nordic Project Export Fund http://www.nopef.com/
Nordregio http://www.nordregio.se
Baltic Development Forum http://www.bdforum.org/
Baltic Sea Forum http://www.baltic-sea-forum.org/en/
Baltic Sea Comission http://www.balticseacommission.org/
Baltic Ports Organisation http://www.bpoports.com/
Baltic 21 http://www.baltic21.org/
Baltic Sea Alliance http://www.balticsea.net/
WWF Baltic Sea Programme http://www.wwf.fi/ymparisto/meret_jarvet/itameri/itameri.html
ScanBalt  http://www.scanbalt.org/

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