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Today and tomorrow, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Sven Mikser hosts his Nordic and Baltic colleagues in Tallinn. The main topics to be discussed at the meeting are the security situation in the Baltic Sea region and unity of the European Union.

Mikser said that the discussions will focus on the security of Northern Europe and the Baltic Sea region and the unity of Europe in solving security crises.

“Russia’s aggressive behaviour in the Baltic Sea region is a challenge to all countries of that region. In order to deter our aggressive neighbour and prevent miscalculations that may have serious consequences, all countries of the region should cooperate closely and exchange information constantly,” Mikser emphasised.

Mikser added that in the situation where the most serious migration crisis of several decades was threatening the important fundamental principles of the European Union and political forces with extremist views were emerging in many European countries, preserving the unity of Europe was a serious challenge, and the parliaments as the elected representative bodies of people had an important role in tackling it.

These will be the topics the representatives of national parliaments will discuss in Tallinn. Chairs of the foreign affairs committees of the parliaments of Estonia, Latvia, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland and the deputy chair of the Parliament of Lithuania will participate in the meeting.

The meetings of the chairmen of the foreign affairs committees of the Nordic Countries and Baltic States (NB 8) are held regularly twice a year. This time the meeting is be hosted by the Parliament of Estonia.

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