Historical Cooperation

Soft Security and Migration

The conference Soft Security and Migration in the Baltic Sea Region, held in Helsinki 30 – 31 May 2017, was planned to address one of the priorities identified by the CBSS Deputy Foreign Ministers in the “Warsaw Declaration – Regional responses to global challenges” along with the annex relating to the CBSS activities which was adopted in Warsaw on 8 June 2016. The Declaration reflects the joint position on the directions in which the CBSS should move in the future, in particular how the CBSS should contribute to addressing key challenges in the Baltic Sea Region.

Read more about the conference and access the Soft Security and Migration in the Baltic Sea Region report here.

Tax Cooperation

The Concluding Meeting of the CBSS Senior Officials Network on Tax Co-operation took place on Tuesday, 26 June 2012  at the Ministry of Finance, Mauerstrasse 75, 10117 Berlin. At the 12th meeting of the Directors General on Tax Administration of the Baltic Sea States held in Helsingborg, Sweden on 10-11 September 2008, it was decided that the network would be terminated in its current form and would be replaced by a new, more operational CBSS Senior Officials Network on Tax Cooperation. The network focuses on combating tax-related crime in a multilateral environment. Mandate of the CBSS Group on Tax Administration (pdf)

Expert Group on Nuclear and Radiation Safety (EGNRS)

Established already in 1992, the group gathered together the respective national authorities of the CBSS members and its observers. The Expert Group met twice a year and additionally in smaller sub-groups on an ad-hoc basis to discuss specific tasks. The main tasks were as follows:

  • to collect information about nuclear facilities and waste storage in the Baltic Sea Region;
  • to identify the sources of radioactivity which pose a potential risk in the Baltic Sea Region;
  • to identify potential nuclear and radiological risks that require immediate concerted remedial action;
  • to take stock of and monitor various projects aimed at enhancing nuclear and radiation safety in the Baltic Sea Region; and to prepare relevant recommendations as well as to suggest and develop initiatives accordingly.

The EGNRS was also an expert forum for initiating cooperation activities related to radiological emergency planning.


EGNRS Terms of Reference

EGNRS Press Release

EGNRS report on nuclear radiation monitoring programmes among members and observers of the CBSS

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