The B7 Öland Chairmanship began the year a programme in Stockholm. Here they visited the NordRegio Offices on Skeppsholm were the Board were surprised to learn that the B7 map is in fact a NordRegio map!
The Board also met Erik Kiesow of the Sweden Prime Ministers Office (centre of picture) and were given a briefing on the preparations for the coming Sweden EU Presidency, in particularly the focus on the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.
It is quite clear from this meeting and the Stakeholder meeting in Rostock on 05-06 February that the Sweden EU Presidency is putting a lot of political capital into a successful outcome.
As usual when the B7 visits Stockholm Åland organised that could hold the Board meeting at the offices they share with the Finnish Representation in Stockholm.