On 11 September 2018, with the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) entering its active phase, the Cabinet of Ministers considered an Information Report presented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs concerning the CBSS Latvian Presidency from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019.
The report lays down responsibilities and obligations by the line ministries and their subordinate institutions involved in the CBSS Presidency and implementing various activities throughout the presidency year – working group and task force sessions, conferences, and high-level meetings. Latvia’s main priorities for the CBSS are as follows: a safe and secure region; implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, tackling climate change, spatial planning; and preservation of the region’s cultural heritage.
On 1 July, Latvia took the Presidency over from Sweden. This is Latvia’s third Presidency of the CBSS since the council was established in 1992.
The CBSS comprises the three Baltic States, five Nordic countries, as well as Germany, Poland, Russia, and the European Commission.
See the Information Report (in Latvian) on the Cabinet website.