In its first in-person meeting after four digital sessions, the BSPC Working Group on Climate Change and Biodiversity met in Åland for a two-day event. On the first day, they learned about the islands’ efforts towards a fully sustainable society. With the support of government, the private sector and the people, efforts are ongoing to […]
The Russian invasion of Ukraine means a deep cut in the work of the BSPC which suspended and froze the memberships of the Russian parliaments. The Standing Committee discussed how to continue their work and revise their Rules of Procedure before learning more about the migration of refugees from Ukraine to Poland as well as […]
The Baltic Sea Parliamentary Youth Forum of 2022 will take place in connection to the Annual Conference of the BSPC, in an effort to promote dialogue between young people of the region and policymakers.The purpose is also to capture input from the young generation, which is of great importance in our common endeavour of ensuring […]
The Heads of the Delegations to the BSPC of the Parliament of DenmarkParliament of EstoniaParliament of FinlandParliament of the Federal Republic of GermanyParliament of IcelandParliament of LatviaParliament of LithuaniaParliament of NorwayParliament of PolandParliament of SwedenParliament of ÅlandParliament of the Hanseatic City of BremenParliament of Faroe IslandsParliament of the Free and Hanseatic City of HamburgParliament of […]
The President and the Vice-President of the Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference condemn in the strongest possible terms the completely unjust and full-scale military attack and invasion being carried out by the Russian Federation against the sovereignty, independence, and people of Ukraine. The whole statement can be found h e r e.
Following the Digital 30th Annual Conference, the BSPC has published a Report with all speeches and contributions during the conference. The compilation can be downloaded here and on the 30th conference webpage.
In its first in-person meeting for 20 months, the Standing Committee listened to expert presentations on NGO collaboration, the IPCC report on climate change and the host city of Hamburg’s intraregional activities. In light of the troubling situation at the Polish-Lithuanian–Belarus border, the Standing Committee called for urgent humanitarian relief to be provided to the […]
BSPC Observer on HELCOM, Ms Beate Schlupp, First Vice-President of the State Parliament of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, has issued Part I of her 2021 Report on HELCOM-related developments and activities. The present publication covers the main highlights in the cooperation between the BSPC and HELCOM as well as the core developments in HELCOM’s work from October 2020 […]
The BSPC Rapporteur on Sustainable Tourism, Ms Birgit Hesse, President of the State Parliament of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, has published her comprehensive 2021 Report on Developments in the Field of Sustainable Tourism. This fourth consecutive Report on Sustainable Tourism in the Baltic Sea Region follows the established tradition. It provides an overview of the recent political trends […]
The BSPC Working Group on Climate Change and Biodiversity met in digital form to hear expert presentations on the role that peatlands, seagrass and forests played in carbon sequestration or storage efforts. Innovative technologies in shipping were explored to learn about the carbon reduction opportunities alternative fuels offered. Finally, representatives from the recent Baltic Sea […]