On March 20th, in Klaipeda, the Business Committee of the Euroregion Baltic took a few critical decisions as to its future. Members of the committee decided about the new headquarters of the Permanent International Secretariat of Euroregion.
Starting from 1 July 2014, the Permanent Secretarial shall be located in Olsztyn, where it is to be transferred from Swedish region södra Småland.
- Our foreign partners accepted the proposal of moving the secretariat to Olsztyn – said Anna Wasilewska member of the board of the province.- The Euroregion Baltic is one of the largest organizations of this kind in Europe, both as regards the number of partners and the area, that is why we think that Olsztyn and our region shall benefit from more active participation in management of the organization.
The Committee also approved the changes in its administration for 2014.Vytautas Grubliauskas, chairman of Association of Communities at Klaipeda Region shall be the president.Chairman of the Euroregion Baltic Youth Board was elected and this position shall be held by Maria Kjaergaard from Bornholm.Mateusz Kryżba representing Warmińsko-Mazurskie Province shall be her deputy.
The Euroregion Baltic exists since 22 February 1998, when the formation agreement was concluded.Regional self-government administrations are its partners and its territory covers Pomorskie Province and Warmińsko-Mazurskie Province in Poland, Kaliningrad District in the Russian Federation, Association of Communes of Klaipeda Region in Lithuania, Blekinge, Kalmar, södra Småland districts in Sweden and Bornholm Island in Denmark.The Association of Polish Communes is also the partner of Euroregion.The organization strives to improve condition of life, promote association and contacts among local communities as well as more sustainable development within the region.