On Thursday, October 23, in Brussels, the Heads of State and Government of the European Union (EU) states agreed on the EU climate and energy policy for 2020-2030. The agreement aims at achieving greenhouse gas emission reductions across the EU by 40% compared to 1990, increasing the efficiency of energy use, as well as greater use of renewable energy resources.
On Tuesday, October 21, the government supported the awarding of the Letter of Recognition of the Cabinet of Ministers to Ludmila Belinceva, Member of the Consultative Committee of Ethnic Minorities’ Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) of the Ministry of Culture and long-term Chairperson of the Union of Latvia’s Ukrainian Communities, and an active member of the Ukrainian diaspora in Latvia.
“The decision on the funding for the regional interconnection - Poland-Lithuania gas pipeline, and on the implementation of the project is of outmost importance for Latvia. This project will terminate Latvia's energy dependence and create a viable alternative to gas supplies," says Laimdota Straujuma, Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia.
On Friday, October 3, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma and Minister for Finance Andris Vilks met the new owner of Liepājas Metalurgs Valery Krishtal, Head of the Ukrainian company KVV Group and Administrator of Liepājas Metalurgs Haralds Velmers to discuss the strategy for future development of Liepājas Metalurgs and the new owners' plans.