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Decision on Priorities of Cooperation of the Baltic Assembly and the Benelux Parliament

On 23 March 2019 in Luxembourg, President of the Baltic Assembly Jānis Vucāns and President of the Benelux Parliament Gusty Graas signed Decision on Priorities of Cooperation for 2019 – 2021.

Baltic and Benelux countries share values, aspirations and interests and are profoundly committed to elaborating joint solutions for challenges and problems. Parliamentary and governmental cooperation of the Baltic and Benelux countries has to be strengthened. Close regional cooperation between the Baltic Assembly and the Benelux Parliament ensures strong and united ties among countries and delivers practical results for the people of countries. Common positions, decisions and projects of the Baltic and Benelux countries send a strong message of regional partnership and cooperation to the rest of the world. Baltic Assembly and Benelux Parliament have agreed about the following priorities of cooperation between both organisations for 2019 - 2021:

  • Circular economy;
  • Labour mobility, vocational education and training (automatic recognition of qualifications);
  • Mutual recognition of higher education diplomas and cooperation between universities in Baltic States and Benelux countries;
  • Security and defence cooperation, cooperation with the EU Eastern Partnership countries;
  • European energy market, sustainable mobility – alternative fuels;
  • Common transport and infrastructure projects, cross-border rail connections;
  • Digital Market – preparing young people for the digital world, the impact of artificial intelligence on the labour market;
  • Meeting the climate targets; exchange of best practices - organic agriculture;
  • Human trafficking;
  • Violence against women.

 

Decision on Priorities of Cooperation for 2019-2021 (open)

 

 

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