BSPC President Jörgen Pettersson underlined at the HELCOM Ministerial Meeting on 6 March 2018 in Brussels that parliaments and parliamentary organizations around the Baltic Sea would continue to support the timely implementation of the HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan, but he also demanded an implementation on schedule by the governments. He additionally called for more […]
In preparation of the 26th Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference in Hamburg on 3 – 5 September 2017, the BSPC’s Observers at HELCOM, Sylvia Bretschneider, President of the Landtag Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Saara-Sofia Sirén, Member of the Finnish Parliament, have issued their report on HELCOM-related developments and activities. The Report can be downloaded here and on the Rapporteurs’ […]
With a view to the 25th Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference in Riga, the BSPC Observer in HELCOM has issued her report on HELCOM developments in 2015-2016. The report will be distributed at the Riga conference and can also be accessed online on the Observer’s webpage.
In preparation of the 24th Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference in Rostock on 30 August – 1 September 2015, the BSPC’s Observer at HELCOM has published her report on HELCOM-related developments and activities. The Report can be downloaded on the Rapporteurs’ webpage.
Finnish MP Christina Gestrin represented the Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference (BSPC) at the XVI International Environmental Forum “Baltic Sea Day” in St. Petersburg on March 18-20, 2015. Gestrin emphasised the need to continue the environmental cooperation, despite political tension around the Baltic Sea. “The constructive environmental cooperation must continue even in politically difficult times. The […]
As another follow-up to the Standing Committee Meeting in Brussels by the initiative of the Aland delegation, the BSPC’s Observers at HELCOM, current Chairman Sylvia Bretschneider and Christina Gestrin, have addressed a letter to HELCOM concerning the implementation of the IMO Resolution MEPC.200 (62). The resolution defines the Baltic Sea as a so-called Special Area […]
“We as Baltic Sea parliamentarians have always tried to bring together economic and ecological aspects, as much as possible. Cruise Tourism constitutes an important pillar for our economic development. With more than 5 million passengers annually, the ferry and cruise shipping constitutes an important economic pillar, it contributes significantly to the economic and social development. […]
“Saving the Baltic Sea is a matter of ecological survival and of preserving continued deliveries from its ecosystem services. It is also an opportunity to gain competitiveness in Clean Tech and Green and Blue Growth, which will bring jobs, a sounder environment and better health” said Christina Gestrin, BSPC Co-Observer with HELCOM, at the HELCOM […]
“There are certain promising signs that the measures taken so far have paid some environmental dividends. However, there are still several cities and municipalities that have no modern waste water treatment facilities whatsoever. Continued efforts and resources must therefore be allocated to the construction of waste water treatment plants and to modernize decaying urban and […]
Ms Sylvia Bretschneider, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, BSPC Co-Observer to HELCOM, attended the 34th HELCOM meeting in Helsinki 5-6 March. Addressing the meeting, Ms Bretschneider informed that she and Ms Christina Gestrin, BSPC Co-Observer to HELCOM, have submitted a letter to the HELCOM Chair containing a number of amendment proposals that could serve as input to the process […]