On 29 January 2021, in the digital meeting of the Security and Defence Committee of the Baltic Assembly the members of the Baltic parliamentarians acknowledged the need for a long-term strategy for combating challenges posed by Covid-19.
Parliamentarians together with experts and governmental representatives discussed challenges in border control and crisis management of the Baltic states in the light of COVID-19. Numerous important aspects were highlighted to better address the challenges. Experts highlighted the importance of regular exchange of information, learning from each other’s experiences, agreeing on common rules on border control and many other actions that could be introduced or improved in the cooperation of the Baltic states.
During the meeting, participants also discussed cooperation of institutions to fight against cross-border crime of the Baltic state, introducing the main tendencies, and nuclear security in the Baltic region with the focus on electricity trade with Belarus.
Members of the Baltic Assembly were also informed about the progress in implementation of the recommendations for 2020 and the future plans that the governments of the Baltic states have.
Digital meeting of the Security and Defence Committee was the first meeting of the Baltic Assembly in 2021. This year the presiding country in the Baltic Assembly is Lithuania.