Северо-Балтийская группа в меняющейся Европе
The article analyzes the reasons for the activation of sub-regional groups in the European Union. The results of the implementation of the EU macro-regional strategy for the Baltic region are studied. Particular attention is paid to the study of the North-Baltic group, the history and reasons for its creation, the specifics of its activities at the present stage. The North-Baltic group approaches to current international and regional issues are analyzed. Among them – the security problems, the role of the North Atlantic alliance, the migration crisis, Brexit, relations with Russia. The article highlights the goals of the United States and some EU member states in the Baltic region. Special attention is payed to the reasons of the cooperation between the North-Baltic and Visegrad groups and the main areas of their interaction. It was concluded that the influence of sub-regional groups on the development of the EU common course will gradually increase.