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HELCOM Chairmanship kick-off event
On 1 July 2020, Germany, represented by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), will assume the Chairmanship of the Helsinki Commission (HELCOM) for the Protection of the Baltic Sea. HELCOM brings together all the countries bordering the Baltic Sea (Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Sweden) and the EU based on an international agreement. The Federal Environment Agency will take over the Chairmanship and the federal states of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Schleswig-Holstein will each hold the Vice-Chairmanship for one year. A kick-off event at the BMU will mark the start of Germany’s Chairmanship.
Speakers at the event will include Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze, Finnish Ambassador Anne Sipiläinen, Minister-President of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Manuela Schwesig and Minister-President of Schleswig-Holstein Daniel Günther. The new Chairmanship team will introduce itself. Experts from politics, science and NGOs will deliver statements on issues on the German HELCOM agenda and discuss them together with State Secretary at the Federal Environment Ministry Jochen Flasbarth. The event aims to inform the public about the start of the German Chairmanship, the Chairmanship team and its priorities as well as to present the range of issues and stakeholders in HELCOM’s work.
The event will be held on 2 July 2020 from 9.30 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. and will be broadcast live here (on this page).