Structure

Session of the Baltic Assembly

Session of the Baltic Assembly is the supreme institution, which is the sole decision-maker of the Baltic Assembly. The Session is empowered to make decisions if more than half of the members of each national delegation are present.

There are ordinary and extraordinary Sessions. The ordinary Session is convened once a year, as a concluding forum of a country's presidency, which proceeds according to a yearly rotation principle in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Before 2003 there were two Sessions a year – in spring and autumn, and countries - participants had half a year presidency.

Decisions of the Baltic Assembly are adopted by voting. Each national delegation shall have one vote. A decision shall be deemed adopted if all the national delegations have voted in favour of it.

Any national delegation may propose that an extraordinary session is held. On 8-9 February 1998 in Helsinki, Finland, following to the 2nd Joint Meeting of the Nordic Council and the Baltic Assembly, the first Extraordinary Session of the Baltic Assembly took place. The second Extraordinary Session of the Baltic Assembly was held on 27-29 April 2005 in Parnu, Estonia, following to the 5th Joint Meeting of the Baltic Assembly and the Nordic Council.

The Baltic Assembly has held 35 Sessions. The last - 35th Session of the Baltic Assembly was held on 27 - 28 October 2016 in Rīga, Latvia. The next Session will take place on 9 - 10 November 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia.