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
  • Uno Kaskpeit, Member, Estonia
  • Žygimantas Pavilionis, Member, Lithuania
  • Audrys Šimas, Member, Lithuania
  • Inese Voika, Member, Latvia


In 2018, the Security and Defence Committee of the Baltic Assembly focused on following issues:

  • Annual Assessment of Threats to the National Security of the Baltic States;
  • Disaster preparedness (cooperation of trans frontier regions, extreme weather, flooding, environmental pollution, animal and human diseases; early warning systems and other disaster preparedness activities; disaster risk reduction; cooperation with neighbouring third countries, cooperation of rescue services);
  • Crisis management and civil protection (coordination system in crisis situations, operational cooperation of law enforcement institutions);
  • 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 in their cooperation priorities collaboration in defence and security. See the Joint Declaration for 2017-2018.