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The 34th Session of the Baltic Assembly and 21st Baltic Council

The 34th Session of the Baltic Assembly and 21st Baltic Council was held on 19–20 November 2015 in Vilnius (Lithuania). Members of the Baltic Assembly jointly with governmental representatives discussed latest results in cooperation of the Baltic States, development of joint transport and infrastructure projects in the Baltic region, cooperation of the Baltic States in cyber security and cyber defence, joint healthcare projects and defence and security cooperation.

The Session of the Baltic Assembly was held on 20 November in the Seimas and was be opened by Ms Giedrė Purvaneckienė, President of the Baltic Assembly, and Speakers of the Baltic parliaments – H.E. Ms Loreta Graužinienė, Speaker of the Seimas, H.E. Ms Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima and H.E. Mr Eiki Nestor, President of the Riigikogu.

Within the framework of the Session, the cooperation platform between parliaments and governments of the Baltic States – the Baltic Council – was held. During the Baltic Council, H.E. Mr Linas Linkevičius, Chairman of the Cooperation Council of the Baltic Council of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania, H.E. Mr Edgars Rinkēvičs, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia and H.E. Ms Marina Kaljurand, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia discussed the co-operation of the Baltic States.

During the Session, the Baltic Assembly also awarded its prizes for Literature, the Arts and Science, the Baltic Innovation Prize as well as Medals for strengthening the unity of the Baltic States. This year, the Prize for Literature was awarded to Mr Māris Bērziņš (Latvia); the Prize for the Arts – Mr Modestas Pitrėnas (Lithuania) to, and the Prize for Science - to Dr Eva-Clarita Pettai and Professor Vello Pettai (Estonia). The Baltic Innovation Prize 2015 was awarded to JSC Elinta (Lithuania) and Diplomas were awarded to BIKE-ID (Estonia), DPA (Latvia).

 

Photos of the Seimas Office (author Olga Posaškova)

 

Photos of the Seimas Office (author Olga Posaškova)

 

Photos of the Saeima Chancellery (author Ernests Dinka) 

 Photos of the Seimas Office (author Olga Posaškova)

 

 

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