On 21 and 22 November 2013, the fifth German-Nordic-Baltic Forum was held in Tallinn under the heading „Europe under pressure – how to overcome divisions and secure EU strength and coherence“ (full conference report). The conference was attended by about 50 participants from academia and from the Foreign Offices of the three Baltic states as well as Sweden, Finland and Germany. The significance of a close cooperation on EU matters between the governments of the participating states and of a unified voice on matters of economic and monetary policy was further highlighted by the participation of Estonian Foreign Secretary Urmas Paet, who held the opening speech and had lively discussions with the participants.
The German-Nordic-Baltic Forum was organized in cooperation with the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute (EVI), Tallinn, and financially supported by the Estonian side. As in previous years, the Forum was also generously supported both financially and personally by the German Federal Foreign Office.