Tallinn, 2 November 2022 (TDI): Foreign Ministers of Estonia, Sweden, and Norway met in Tallinn to discuss Energy Security, Ukraine, and NATO.

The three states are the members of Nordic-Baltic Cooperation. The NB8 coordination task was transferred to every member. The Baltic Council of Ministers and the NB8 were both coordinated by Estonia in 2022.

Nordic-Baltic Eight ( NB8) is a regional co-operation format that includes Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, and Sweden.

Regional security, including the eastern partnership and transatlantic relations, cyber cooperation, connectivity, including regional energy and transport projects and digital cooperation, climate change and environmental issues, as well as cultural and health cooperation, were its top priorities in both contexts.

On first November, Estonian Foreign Minister, Urmas Reinsalu welcomed the Foreign Ministers of Norway and Sweden, Anniken Huitfeldt and Tobias Billstrom, respectively.

While welcoming the Norwegian Minister he said, “Today, I’m happy to greet the Foreign Minister of Norway. Our bilateral ties are strong.

we continue to cooperate to help Ukraine win the war, put more pressure on Russia, and improve our region’s security, particularly in the energy sector. Thankful for such a wonderful buddy and Ally.”

The Three states discussed expanding their cooperation, particularly in energy security, providing additional support for Ukraine, and the impending penalties against Russia. The main theme was how to shape the future of free Europe.

Nordic-Baltic Cooperation

Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, and Sweden are members of the Nordic-Baltic Eight (NB8), a platform for regional cooperation.

Prime Ministers, Speakers of Parliaments, Foreign Ministers, Branch Ministers, Secretaries of State, and political directors of Foreign Ministries of the Baltic and Nordic countries regularly meet under NB8.

There are expert consultations where regional issues and current global issues are reviewed. Nordic and Baltic nations on the main developments in infrastructure, regional market design, and renewable energy.

The EU’s Energy Union initiative is one of the major game changers in the European energy sector. The purpose of the EU’s Energy Union program is to create guidelines and tools for achieving the EU’s energy and climate targets by 2030.

To transition to a low-carbon economy, swift policy responses and action are required. The EU has already settled on the guiding principles of the Energy Union.

It is now implementing a number of its components and projects. The Energy Union’s idea calls for the implementation of all five policy components by 2030.