The Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference (BSPC) – gathered digital – unanimously passed on 24 August 2020 the following 29th BSPC resolution:
- Conference Resolution 29 BSPC
- 29 BSPC Resolution LV
- 29 BSPC Resolution DE
- 29 BSPC Resolution PL
- 29 BSPC Resolution RU
The priorities of the 29th annual conference and resolution so far relate to the
– Cooperation in the Region given the COVID-19 Pandemic and its Consequences,
– Safeguarding our Environment, Seas and Oceans for Future Generations,
– the Development of Digitalisation as well as
– Migration and Integration.
It is customary that the delegations to the BSPC – or the parliaments as a whole based on an appropriate decision – inform their governments about the outcome of the respective annual conference. Furthermore, with the BSPC resolution, the delegations call on the governments in the Baltic Sea Region, the CBSS, the EU, and other pertinent actors to implement a range of actions or measures.
The Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference and its Standing Committee appreciate very much that the governments from the Baltic Sea area again sent statements on the implementation of calls for action in the 29th resolution. Many comments were very detailed and essential for political development in the areas addressed.
Some parliaments explicitly decide that their governments implement the resolution within their competencies and report to Parliament on its implementation.
To receive a comprehensive overview of the actions taken by the governments in the Baltic Sea Region in response to the resolution of the Digital 29th Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference, the members of the Standing Committee have asked their government to inform as far as possible on the following:
Which measures, projects or actions have been
b) initiated, and
in support of the 29th BSPC resolution, especially regarding the calls for action?
The BSPC is also interested if transnational initiatives can again complement national and regional activities and if the political statements would also feature intentions and plans for future activities and increased international cooperation. The BSPC also welcomes comments on current successful projects and those that have encountered serious difficulties and thus provide the necessary impetus for further action.
The statements and information provided by the governments form a unique and valuable overview of developments in the respective policy fields in the entire Baltic Sea Region.
Based on these statements and comprehensive information, parliamentarians can track progress in different policy fields and identify further action needs.
The compilation will be updated as soon as further statements are received.
You can download the statements of the governments here.