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HELCOM activities in 2023 highlighted in annual report

The HELCOM Annual Report 2023 has been published. The report provides a comprehensive overview of our activities, including the achievements… Read More »

HELCOM adopts new measures to mitigate ammonia emissions from agriculture

HELCOM has just adopted a new Recommendation, following Article 20, Paragraph 1b of the Helsinki Convention, aimed at mitigating ammonia… Read More »

New tool strengthens marine assessments in Arctic, Baltic and North-East Atlantic regions

The new, openly available Harmonised Regional Seas Assessment Tool (HARSAT) has been presented this week to the HELCOM working group… Read More »

HELCOM 50th anniversary: recording, speeches and videos now online

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Helsinki Convention and HELCOM, Latvia, currently holding the Chairmanship of HELCOM, hosted a… Read More »

HELCOM 50th anniversary event: photos and the opening film now available

We are delighted to announce that a photo gallery as well as the opening film, Motion, are now published from… Read More »

Ministers Unveil Ambitious Commitments to Protect Baltic Sea Marine Environment

Yesterday, the ministers and high-level representatives of the Baltic Sea coastal states and the EU gathered in Riga, Latvia, for… Read More »

Riga Ministerial Meeting bolsters commitments for the Baltic Sea marine environment

Joint press release by HELCOM and the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia ​On… Read More »

HELCOM’s 50th anniversary: stellar lineup of speakers unveiled

Joining the distinguished roster of speakers for the commencement of HELCOM’s 50th anniversary celebrations in Riga, Latvia on 25 April… Read More »

Save the Baltic Sea: A 6,000 km hike with a call to protect the Baltic

(Save the Baltic Sea campaign press release)A team of environmental activists will begin their hike around the Baltic Sea, with… Read More »

Proud past, promising future – join the HELCOM 50th anniversary celebrations online on 25 April

Save the date! We are happy to invite the entire extended HELCOM family to join online the 50th anniversary celebrations… Read More »