Decision on the Report on Implementation of the Budget of the Baltic Assembly for 2013


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2.4.3.2. Annual summit of the Baltic Assembly and the Nordic Council planned for 2013
The annual summit of the Baltic Assembly and the Nordic Council planned for 2013 was rescheduled for 21–22 January 2014 to be held in Copenhagen (Denmark). According to the Budget and Audit Committee’s decision as of 29 November 2013, funds in the amount of EUR 5,098 allocated for this summit were transferred to the budget of the Baltic Assembly for 2014. From the total amount of funds allocated for the annual summit, EUR 294 was 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 Secretariat: 10–11 January, Berlin (Germany);
- Meeting for planning the 22nd BSPC: 23 January, Tallinn (Estonia);
- Meeting of the BSPC Working Group on Green Growth and Energy Efficiency: 28 February–1 March, Bergen (Norway);
- Meeting of the BSPC Secretariat: 25–26 March, Tallinn (Estonia);
- Conference on maritime policy: 11–12 April, Schwerin (Germany);
- XI Baltic Sea NGO Forum: 16–17 April, St. Petersburg (Russia);
- Meeting of the BSPC Standing Committee: 26–28 May, Tartu (Estonia);
- Meeting of the BSPC Working Group on Green Growth and Energy Efficiency: 9–11 June, Bornholm (Denmark);
- Meeting on the mandate of the BSPC Working Group on Innovation: 19 June, Rīga (Latvia);
- 22nd BSPC: 25–27 August, Pärnu (Estonia);
- Meeting of the BSPC Secretariat: 7–8 October, Schwerin (Germany);
- Meeting of the BSPC Secretariat (prepayment for the tickets): 9–10 January 2014, Oslo (Norway);
- Meeting of the BSPC Standing Committee (prepayment for the tickets): 29–30 January 2014, Brussels (Belgium).
From the total amount of funds allocated for participation in the activities of the BSPC and cooperation with the Baltic Sea organisations, EUR 5,882 was spent.
 
2.4.5. Cooperation with the Nordic Council
The following joint events took place:
- 6th Barents Parliamentary Conference: 21–24 April, Harstad (Norway);
- Nordic–Russian round-table discussion: 14–16 May, Syktyvkar (Russia);
- Nordic Council – Baltic Assembly and Belarus opposition seminar: 16–17 September, Vilnius (Lithuania);
- Meeting of the ScanBalt on health and innovation: 25–27 September, Brussels (Belgium);
- 3rd Northern Dimension Parliamentary Forum: 10–12 November, Arkhangelsk (Russia).
From the total amount of funds allocated for cooperation with the Nordic Council, EUR 4,136 was spent.
 
2.4.6. Cooperation with the Benelux Parliament
The following joint events took place:
- Meeting of the Secretariat of the Baltic Assembly and the Secretariat of the Benelux Parliament: 6–8 March, Brussels (Belgium);
- Seminar of the Benelux Parliament: 25–26 April, Luxembourg;
- Baltic–Benelux parliamentary seminar: 26–27 September, Rīga (Latvia);
- Seminar of the Benelux Parliament: 14–16 November, Wageningen (the Netherlands).
From the total amount of funds allocated for cooperation with the Benelux Parliament, EUR 8,961 was spent.
 
2.4.7. Cooperation with the GUAM Parliamentary Assembly and other partners within the framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy
The following joint events took place:
- International conference of the Baltic Assembly and the GUAM Parliamentary Assembly: 25–29 June, Batumi (Georgia);
- Annual Session of the GUAM Parliamentary Assembly: 1–4 December, Tbilisi (Georgia).
From the total amount of funds allocated for cooperation with the GUAM Parliamentary Assembly and other partners within the framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy, EUR 8,132 was spent.
 
2.5. Informative activities and other events
From the total amount of funds allocated for informative activities and other events, EUR 9,351 was spent.
 
2.5.1. Baltic Assembly medals
A total of 10 medals were produced. From the total amount of funds allocated for production of the medals, as well as folders and certificates for the medals, EUR 1,158 was spent.
 
2.5.2. Baltic Assembly website
From the total amount of funds allocated for maintenance and update of the website www.baltasam.org, EUR 649 was spent.
 
2.5.3. Baltic Assembly basketball tournament
The basketball tournament was held on 12–13 September in Liepāja (Latvia). From the total amount of funds allocated for organising the basketball tournament, EUR 7,544 was 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 judging committees were held Tallinn (Estonia), Rīga (Latvia) and Vilnius (Lithuania), and a meeting of the Joint Judging Committee was held on 3–4 October in Rīga (Latvia). The awarding ceremony took place on 28 November in Rīga (Latvia). From the total amount of funds allocated for Baltic Assembly prizes and the Baltic Innovation Prize, EUR 43,580 was spent.
 
2.7. Secretariat of the Baltic Assembly
From the total amount of funds allocated for the Secretariat, EUR 71,952 was spent. These expenditures include salaries for the staff members of the Secretariat, expenses for 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 848 was spent on changes in currency exchange rates and commission fees for money transfers.
 
2.9. Presidency Fund
From the total amount of the Latvian Presidency Fund, EUR 2,786 was spent for the meetings with national delegations of the Baltic Assembly and developing new design and installing new software for the website www.baltasam.org.
 
 
Budget expenditure summary
 
Expenditure categories
Actual expenditures, EUR
Session and the Baltic Council
37,156
Presidium
9,534
Committees
876
International cooperation
71,106
Informative activities and other events
9,351
Prizes
43,580
Secretariat
71,952
Unplanned expenses
848
Presidency Fund
2,786
Total
247,189