The Council of the Baltic Sea States is guided by its 10 Member States and the European Union. The Presidency of the Council rotates between the Member States on an annual basis.
The highest decision-making body of the CBSS, the Council, consists of the 10 Foreign Ministers of the CBSS Member States, plus a High-level Representative of the European Union. The Presidency of the Council rotates between the Member States on an annual basis and lasts from 1 July to 30 June. Each Presidency is led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of a given country. The Foreign Minister chairing the Presidency is the main speaker for the organisation.
On 1 July 2022, Germany replaces Norway as Presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States. The German Presidency will be led by Minister of Foreign Affairs Ms. Annalena Baerbock.