The Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference (BSPC) – gathered in Stockholm – unanimously passed on 14 June 2022 the following 31st BSPC resolution:
The priorities of the 31st annual conference and resolution relate to:
- Peaceful and reliable neighbourliness and intense cooperation – how do we go forward in the Baltic Sea Region in times of crisis?
- Democracy and freedom of expression – how do we secure free media in the Baltic Sea Region?
- Mitigating climate change, preserving biodiversity and adapting to climate change
- Demographic challenges in light of the Russian invasion of Ukraine; migration, labour market and the social welfare model
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 various actions or measures.
The Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference and its Standing Committee highly appreciate that the governments from the Baltic Sea area again sent statements on implementing calls for action in the 31st resolution. Many comments were 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 31st 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 31st BSPC resolution, particularly regarding the calls for action?
The statements and information the governments provide form a unique and valuable overview of developments in the respective policy fields in the 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.