Sessions of the Baltic Assembly

36th Session of the Baltic Assembly and 23rd Baltic Council

On 9-10 November 2017 in Tallinn, parliamentarians and governmental representatives from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania convened for the 36th Session of the Baltic Assembly and the 23rd Baltic Council to discuss cooperation in security and defence, transport and energy infrastructure, education, culture and health care as well as evaluate the implementation of the joint priorities of 2017 and define objectives of cooperation for 2018.

Members of the Baltic Assembly jointly with governmental representatives discussed joint actions of the Baltic States, securing external borders of the European Union, synchronisation of the Baltic electricity networks with the European Networks, Baltic Alliance of Apprenticeship and Work Based Learning (BAfA) and health care and efficient use of resources allocated for the healthcare. Baltic parliamentarians adopted documents of the 36th Session of the Baltic Assembly.

Alongside the Session of the Baltic Assembly, the 23rd Baltic Council, a cooperation platform for parliaments and governments, was also convened. The Baltic Assembly and the Baltic Council of Ministers adopted the Joint Statement of the 23rd Baltic Council.

During the Session, the Baltic Assembly Prizes for Literature, the Arts and Science as well as the Baltic Innovation Prize were awarded. This year, the Prize for Literature will be awarded to Lithuanian writer Mr Vladas Braziūnas (Lithuania), Prize for the Arts to Ms Laima Slava (Latvia), and Prize for Science - to Prof. Andres Metspalu (Estonia). The Baltic Innovation Prize 2017 was awarded to EstHus OÜ (Estonia), and Diplomas was awarded to Biotehniskais centrs JSC (Latvia) and UAB Singletonas (Lithuania).


Documents adopted during the Session:

Final Document of the 36th Session of the Baltic Assembly (download)
Resolution of the 36th Session of the Baltic Assembly (download)
Joint Statement of the 23rd Baltic Council (download)

Decision on the Revoking of the Regulations on Activities of the Party Groups (Factions) of the Baltic Assembly


Decision on the Revoking of the Regulations on Activities of the Women’s Group of the Baltic Assembly



More information about previous session (link)







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