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2017-2018 Rügen

B7 Chairmanship handed over to Rügen

Kaido Kaasik hands over chairmanship to Uwe AhlersOn the 15th of September 2015 at the B7 Biannual Conference on Saaremaa the Steering Committee decided to hand over the chairmanship to the island of Rügen. Kaido Kaasik, governor of the island of Saaremaa, reviewed the past two chairmanship years, highlighted by two international conferences on tourism and the challenges for maritime countries in Europe, by the art project DISSONANCES and the B7 Games for young athletes from the member islands Saaremaa hosted in 2016.

After two successful years of Baltic Sea co-operation he handed over the chairmanship hammer to Uwe Ahlers, representative of Vorpommern-Rügen county council. For the years 2017 and 2018 it will be Rügens turn to lead the co-operation of the Baltic Sea Islands.

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