During the last couple of years, the Baltic countries have been linked ever closer to the formal and informal Nordic cooperation. The Nordic-Baltic Defence Estates is a body comprising of the Nordic and Baltic countries’ associated organizations in the area concerning defence buildings and military areas.
The cooperation was established in 1973 with Norway, Denmark and Sweden as the original members. Finland joined as full member in 1993, and in 2015 the group was enlarged with Estonia and Latvia. Lithuania is currently retaining an observer status. Since 2015 the cooperation has been known as Nordic-Baltic Defence Estates.
In the framework of this cooperation, Nordic and Baltic prime ministers and foreign ministers meet annually in order to discuss questions of regional interest in the so-called NB8 format.
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