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.