Committees of the Baltic Assembly

Security and Defence Committee

Members of the Committee:

  • Jānis Ādamsons, Chair, Latvia
  • Urve Tiidus, Vice Chair, Estonia
  • Andrius Kubilius, Vice Chair, Lithuania
  • Marek Jürgenson, Member, Estonia
  • Žygimantas Pavilionis, Member, Lithuania
  • Audrys Šimas, Member, Lithuania

 

In 2019, the Security and Defence Committee of the Baltic Assembly focused on following issues:

  • A comprehensive approach to security and defence;
  • External border control and management;
  • Joint procurements in the military sector;
  • Defence cooperation of the Baltic States;
  • Cooperation in the field of disaster prevention, preparedness and response, crisis management and civil protection;
  • Parliamentary oversight of implementation of the Baltic Assembly’s recommendations.

 

The committee's previous tile "Legal Affairs and Security Committee" was changed to "Security and Defence Committee" by the decision of the 36th Session of the Baltic Assembly on 10 November 2017.


Research "Global Connections, Regional Implications: An Overview of the Baltic Cyber Threat Landscape"

The Baltic Assembly and the International Centre for Defence and Security (ICDS) launched a research "Global Connections, Regional Implications: An Overview of the Baltic Cyber Threat Landscape". The research was conducted by Junior Research Fellow of ICDS, Patrik Maldre. It provides a brief overview of the global and Baltic cyber threat landscape, with a particular view toward strategic threats to national and international security.

 

Download full analysis: Patrik Maldre - Global Connections, Regional Implications: An Overview of the Baltic Cyber Threat Landscape (PDF format).

 


Priorities, activities and documents of the Committee:

The Baltic Assembly and the Nordic Council focus their cooperation on defence and security. See Action Plan for 2018-2019.

The Benelux Interparliamentary Consultative Council (also known as the Benelux Parliament) and Presidium of the Baltic Assembly have defined their collaboration priorities, including cooperation in security and defence. See the Joint Declaration for 2019-2021.