Looking for a specific product?

Make a search for products & suppliers, articles & news.

Norway takes over presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States

Norway takes over the presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States today. This means that the Norwegian Foreign Minister will serve as president of the council for one year.

“It is important for Norway to be actively engaged in all four of the regional councils in northern Europe: the Nordic Council of Ministers, the Council of the Baltic Sea States, the Barents Council and the Arctic Council. Our participation in these councils provides an opportunity to promote Norwegian interests in the High North. They are also key forums for political dialogue and practical cooperation with like-minded countries,” said Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre.

Norway will base its presidency on the priorities adopted by the Council of the Baltic Sea States: environment, energy, economic development, education and culture, and civil security. In addition Norway will have a particular focus on maritime policy, human trafficking and organisational measures aimed at making the council more visible and result-oriented.

“The Baltic Sea is already an important transport route, and freight volumes are expected to increase in the years ahead. The maritime industry is important for economic development in the region, but also poses challenges related to environment, climate and energy. We will address these issues during our presidency,” said Mr Støre.

Related news

Latest news

TechnipFMC celebrates 45 years of enhancing the performance of the engineering industry in Spain

TechnipFMC recently commemorated the event with a celebration in Barcelona,

AKVA group to deliver new feed barge to Arctic Sea Farm

Local presence on Iceland and a good training program were critical factors why Arctic Sea Farm hf chose AKVA group as supplier.

World's fastest ROV? - Project ROST

Traditionally, all cleaning has been carried out from a workboat,

New regional manager takes the helm in key oil and gas markets for DNV GL

Elaborating on the differences in the energy markets which now lie under his new responsibilities in DNV GL,

DNV GL launches certification framework and recommended practice for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)

The recommended practice DNVGL-RP-F104 Design and operation of carbon dioxide pipelines, 

DNV GL launches new JDP to test biodegradable lubricants

The test programme will investigate such aspects as hydrodynamic oil film formation,

ROV contracts in Brazil

The new contracts and contract extensions give 1 630 days of ROV services...

Steinsvik Secures a Contract for its First Concrete Barge

Steinsvik’s well-known steel barge design is now complemented by a new and innovative concrete barge design.

Searching for the best biological solutions

AKVA group’s biologists play a key role to ensure that the company’s technology not only meets fish welfare requirements, but also provides the best possible conditions for the fish.