In 2023, Estonia is taking over the Presidency in the Baltic Assembly and the Baltic Council of Ministers. This year the Presidency will focus on working together to build safe and resilient Baltic States, Baltic cooperation through unity, solidarity, and support, as well as sustainable development of the Baltic States under the motto "Security. Support. Sustainability". It confirms the strong willingness to continue building a resilient, safe, reliable, and sustainable Baltic region, which is especially crucial during a time when there is an ongoing war in Europe and democratic values are under threat.
"Security and resilience of the Baltic States will be at the core of the work of the Baltic Assembly in 2023. It can be achieved only by regular and active defence, and economic, social, and cultural cooperation of the Baltic States. For this reason, work will continue in all these areas and will try to find new solutions to common challenges. Current global challenges can be solved only in larger regional formats and the Baltic Assembly is an excellent format that brings together parliamentarians from different parts of the world. Together we can achieve more and become even better for our people," stated President of the Baltic Assembly Urve Tiidus.
The priorities of the Baltic Assembly in 2023
1. Safe and resilient Baltic States;
2. Baltic cooperation through unity, solidarity and support;
3. Sustainable development of the Baltic States.
In 2023, Timo Suslov is the President of the Baltic Assembly. The Economics, Energy and Innovation Committee, as well as the Budget and Audit Committee is chaired by Priit Lomp, the Education, Science and Culture Committee - by Margit Sutrop, the Health, Welfare and Family Committee - by Karmen Joller, the Natural Resources and Environment Committee - by Tiit Maran and the Security and Defence Committee - by Peeter Tali.
More information about the Presidency here and about the Estonian delegation here.
Photo of President of the Baltic Assembly Timo Suslov
© Photo by the Parliament of the Republic of Estonia