On 31st October – 1st November 2019 the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community of Germany and the BSTF Secretariat hosted the Annual Strategic Meeting of the Baltic Sea Task Force on Organized Crime (BSTF) under the patronage of the Parliamentary State Secretary Prof Dr Günter Krings. The Council of the Baltic Sea States was represented at the meeting by a member of the Committee of Senior Officials from Germany – Mr Simon Stermann of the Federal Foreign Office. Mr Stermann provided the delegates with an update on the current topics of focus in the CBSS and on the progress of the reforms in the organisation, led by the current Danish presidency.