On 5 April 2019, New Strategy Center was co-organizer, together with the German Marshall Fund Warsaw, of the conference “From The Baltic Sea to The Black Sea: How B9 strengthens NATO”. This event was organized in Warsaw, on the margins of the meeting of defense ministers from the Bucharest (B9) states. The debate focused on the cooperation within the B9 format, the assessment on the progress of this regional cooperation format before the NATO Summit which will take place this year in London, the analysis of the threats to the B9 states’ security and their common objectives. The New Strategy Center speakers, Mr. Ambassador Sergiu Celac and BG (ret.) Mircea Mindrescu, stressed the strategic importance of the Black Sea region and the need for a unified approach.