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The Council of the Baltic Sea States is an overall forum for regional inter-governmental cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region.
-provides an intergovernmental platform for regional cooperation
-receives strategic guidance from annual Summits or Ministerial meetings
-works through network and project-based activities
-aims to improve the competitiveness of the Baltic Sea Region
CBSS was created in 1992, responding to the geopolitical changes at the time. The Members of the Council are the eleven states of the Baltic Sea Region as well as the European Commission. The states are Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden and a representative from the European Commission. The thee renewed priorities of the Council are: