During a meeting of HELCOM (Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission) the environment ministers of Baltic Sea countries agreed to further reduce nutrient inputs causing eutrophication. Agriculture was singled out as a crucial area for the success of reaching good environmental status in the Baltic. The new HELCOM Ministerial outcome expressed the ambition of the Baltic Sea region to become a model for good management of human activities and to steer regional actions for reaching a healthier marine environment for the Baltic Sea.