Decision on the Report on Implementation of the Budget of the Baltic Assembly for 2015


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2.4.3. Annual summit of the Baltic Assembly and the Nordic Council 2015
 
The annual summit of the Baltic Assembly and the Nordic Council took place on 7–8 December 2015 in Vilnius (Lithuania). Within the framework of the annual summit, a Nordic–Baltic seminar about the situation in Belarus after the presidential elections was organised. From the total amount of funds allocated for the summit, EUR 3,866 were spent.
 
2.4.4. Participation in the activities of the Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference (BSPC) and cooperation with the Baltic Sea organisations
The following meetings of the BSPC Standing Committee, the BSPC working groups, the BSPC Secretariat and other activities took place:
-    meeting of the BSPC Working Group on Innovation: 5–6 March, Levanger (Norway);
-    meeting of the BSPC Working Group on Innovation: 16–17 March, Tampere (Finland);
-    meeting of the BSPC Secretariat: 29–30 April, Oslo (Norway);
-    participation in the 4th Northern Dimension Parliamentary Forum: 9–12 May, Reykjavik (Iceland);
-    participation in the European Maritime Days: 27–30 May, Athens (Greece);
-    meeting of the BSPC Standing Committee: 28–29 May, Stralsund (Germany);
-    meeting of the BSPC Working Group on Innovation: 10–12 June, Marienhamn (Aland Islands);
-    meeting of the BSPC Secretariat: 15–16 October, Tallinn (Estonia);
-    meeting of the BSPC Working Group on Sustainable Tourism, 12–13 November, Rostock (Germany);
-    pre-payment for the BSPC Secretariat meeting: 7–8 January 2016, Berlin (Germany).
From the total amount of funds allocated for participation in the activities of the BSPC and cooperation with the Baltic Sea organisations, EUR 6,984 were spent.
 
2.4.5. Cooperation with the Nordic Council
 
The following joint events took place:
 
-    participation in the Nordic Council meeting: 26–27 August, Stockholm (Sweden);
-    participation in the 7th Barents Parliamentary Conference: 28–30 September, Helsinki (Finland);
-    participation in the NorDan Conference: 23–24 October, Helsinki (Finland).
From the total amount of funds allocated for cooperation with the Nordic Council, EUR 1,864 were spent.
 
2.4.6. Cooperation with the Benelux Parliament
 
The following joint event took place:
-    participation in the conference of the Benelux Parliament: 8–10 October, Brussels (Belgium) and Deventer (the Netherlands).
From the total amount of funds allocated for cooperation with the Benelux Parliament, EUR 2,071 were spent.
 
 
 
2.4.7. Cooperation with the GUAM PA and other partners within the framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy
The following joint events took place:
-    parliamentary seminar of the Baltic Assembly, the Nordic Council, the Benelux Parliament, the Visegrad group and the GUAM PA: 25–26 June in Kiev (Ukraine);
-    meeting with the Board of the Euronest PA: 7–8 October in Strasbourg (France);
-    participation in the annual session of the GUAM PA: 10–12 December in Kiev (Ukraine).
From the total amount of funds allocated for cooperation with the GUAM PA and other partners within the framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy, EUR 2,795 were spent.
 
 
2.4.8. Traineeship programme for the GUAM Parliamentary Assembly
The following activities took place:
-    traineeship programme for the Secretariat of the GUAM PA: 10–16 May in Vilnius (Lithuania);
-    traineeship programme for employees of the Georgian parliament: 26 November in Vilnius (Lithuania).
From the total amount of funds allocated for traineeship programme, EUR 5,631 spent.
 
 
2.5. Informative activities and other events
From the total amount of funds allocated for informative activities and other events, EUR 11,102 were spent.
 
 
2.5.1. Baltic Assembly medals
A total of nine medals were produced. From the total amount of funds allocated for production of the medals, their folders and certificates, as well as travel and hotel expenses for receivers of the BA medals, EUR 2,838 were spent.
 
 
2.5.2. Baltic Assembly website
From the total amount of funds allocated for the maintenance and update of the website www.baltasam.org, EUR 823 were spent.
 
 
2.5.3. Baltic Assembly basketball tournament
The Baltic Assembly basketball tournament was held on 24–26 September in Palanga (Lithuania). From the total amount of funds allocated for the basketball tournament, EUR 7,441 were spent.
 
2.6. Baltic Assembly prizes for literature, the arts and science, and the Baltic Innovation Prize
The Baltic Assembly awards its prizes annually (monetary prize, certificate and statuette). Meetings of the national juries were held in Tallinn (Estonia), Riga (Latvia) and Vilnius (Lithuania), and a meeting of the Joint Jury was held on 5–6 October in Riga (Latvia). The award ceremony took place on 19 November 2015 in Vilnius (Lithuania). From the total amount of funds allocated for the Baltic Assembly prizes and the Baltic Innovation Prize, EUR 46,308 were spent.
 
2.7. Secretariat of the Baltic Assembly
From the total amount of funds allocated for the Secretariat, EUR 72,969 were spent. These expenditures include salaries for the staff members of the Secretariat, rent of the premises, office equipment, public utilities, communications, stationery, software, annual office insurance, repairs, postal services and other services, as well as unplanned expenses.
 
 
2.8. Unplanned expenses
From the total amount of funds allocated for unplanned expenses, EUR 635 were spent on changes in currency exchange rates and commission fees for money transfers.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Budget expenditure summary
 
Expenditure categories
Actual expenditures, EUR
Session and the Baltic Council
27,352
Presidium
10,990
Committees
250
International cooperation
74,157
Informative activities and other events
11,102
Prizes
46,308
Secretariat
72,969
Unplanned expenses
635
Total
243,763