In 2022, Latvia 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 address the recovery challenges in the Baltic states and to promote sustainable growth, resilient societies, and prosperity in the Baltic region and entire Europe under the motto “Partnership. Prosperity. Protection.” It confirms that only by remaining united and looking towards the future, the Baltic states will be able to strengthen their partnership and maintain and protect the prosperity of the region.
“The Baltic Assembly is committed to strengthening the dialogue, mutual trust and confidence of the Baltic states and want to do everything to ensure prosperity and development not only in the Baltic region but also beyond its borders. The Baltic region must be prepared to respond to the changing security environment that is regularly threatened by harmful hybrid activities. Joint security and defence planning, effective border management and information security are thus vital for the Baltic states. Hence, these issues will be given significant attention during the Latvian Presidency,” the President Jānis Vucāns stated during the 40th Session of the Baltic Assembly.
The priorities of the Baltic Assembly in 2022
- Rapid recovery and sustainable growth of the Baltic states
- Socially protected people living in a safe and resilient Baltic region
- Interconnected and innovative Baltic states
During 2022, the President of the Baltic Assembly is Jānis Vucāns. The Economics, Energy and Innovation Committee is chaired by Reinis Znotiņš, the Education, Science and Culture Committee by Dagmāra Beitnere-Le Galla, the Health, Welfare and Family Committee by Regīna Ločmele, the Natural Resources and Environment Committee by Ilze Indriksone and the Security and Defence Committee by Atis Lejiņš.
More information about the Presidency here and about the newly elected delegation here.
President of the Baltic Assembly Jānis Vucāns (photo by the Parliament of the Republic of Latvia)