Riga, 4 December, 2014. – Conference of Presidents of the European Parliament (EP) are meeting today with the Latvian officials in Riga to discuss the incoming Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU), scheduled for the first half of 2015.
On Wednesday, December 3 in Brussels, during a bilateral meeting, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma and President of the European Council Donald Tusk discussed the priorities of Latvia's Presidency – competitive Europe, digital Europe and engaged Europe, as well as plans of D.Tusk in the post of the President of the European Council.
On Wednesday, December 3 in Brussels, during a bilateral meeting, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma and President of the EC Jean-Claude Juncker discussed the priorities of the presidency, as well as the action needed to ensure successful implementation of a new Investment Plan for Europe during the presidency, and in order the economies and residents of the EU countries would feel real benefits as soon as possible.
On Monday, December 8, Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg will arrive to Latvia to meet Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma.
Riga, 28 November 2014. – While preparing to take over the tasks of the presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Prime Minister of Latvia Laimdota Straujuma and ministers will pay a working visit to Brussels on 3 December. Joint work session between the College of Commissioners and the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia as well as several bilateral meetings of the Prime Minister of Latvia and the other ministers are planned during the visit.
Riga, 27 November, 2014. – Conference of Presidents of the European Parliament will visit Latvia on 3-4 December, 2014 to discuss the upcoming Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union with Latvian officials. The delegation will be led by the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz, for whom this will be the first visit to Latvia.
On Thursday, November 20, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma held a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to discuss the strengthening of Alliance's security and defence after Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the implementation of decisions of the Wales Summit, incl.
This year in the light festival “Staro Rīga 2014” the Cabinet of Ministers tells a story about the coat of arms of Latvia, thus allowing everyone to understand its importance and the way it was historically developed. This symbol was created at the beginnings of Latvia to unite the Latvian nation, and it is a powerful bearer of our identity.
On Friday, November 14, the representatives of the government and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) held a meeting with Henri Malosse, President of the European Economic and Social Committee to discuss challenges and opportunities for NGOs during Latvia’s Presidency.
On Friday, November 14, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma held a meeting with the representatives of the Post-Program Surveillance Mission of the European Commission. During the meeting the sides discussed the economic trends in Latvia and current developments, as well as progress in implementing the structural reforms.