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7 December 2022, Warsaw
The fifth meeting of Baltic Functional Airspace Block (FAB) Council took place in Warsaw on December 8, 2022.  This year the Baltic FAB is celebrating 10th anniversary and the meeting provided good opportunity to overview current achievements as well as define the direction of further development.
Strengthening cooperation between the Baltic FAB Council and  Eurocontrol will be one of the most important developments in the near future.  EUROCONTROL has been tasked to respond to the current geopolitical situation in the Central and Eastern Europe, as well as to the other extraordinary events that significantly affect the condition of air traffic in both Poland and Lithuania.
On this occasion, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Infrastructure Rafal Weber, together with Lithuanian Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications Julius Skačkauskas, signed the Baltic FAB Action Plan, that addresses, among the most important topics, the need for efficient regional contingency arrangements.
The Council acknowledged the Baltic FAB stakeholders’ achievements under iTEC alliance umbrella, close cooperation in SESAR 2020 and SESAR 3, implementation of the Baltic FRA (Free Route Airspace). The members  agreed on the need to enhance bilateral Civil - Military efforts.
The cooperation that lasts more than a decade has proven that Baltic Fab is a useful tool, implementing the all-encompassing concepts of single European sky and a useful measure to enhance bilateral partnership.

These activities are guided by the Baltic FAB Development Strategy 2025, adopted by the Council in 2016, with intermediate progress tracked by the regularly updated Action Plan. Besides that, the progress is made in other important fields, not formally specified in the mentioned Action Plan, like SAR (Search and Rescue) cooperation agreement.