On Saturday, August 23, Prime Minister of Lithuania Algirdas Butkevičius and Prime Minister of Estonia Taavi Rõivas will pay a visit to Latvia to participate together with Prime Minister of Latvia Laimdota Straujuma in commemorative events of the Baltic Way.
In order to help the Latvian entrepreneurs overcome the consequences of embargo on the import of goods imposed by the Russian Federation, the Cabinet of Ministers at its sitting held on August 12 decided on the state aid to enterprises affected by the sanctions.
Latvia expresses its deepest condolences over the crash of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777. Latvian government leaders offer their heartfelt sympathies to the families and friends of those who perished. Latvia urges that the exact circumstances of the crash be clearly determined in the near future. We demand that the pro-Moscow secessionist forces, which have, to a great extent, control over the territory, do not hamper an urgent international investigation into what has happened.
The State Chancellery, in cooperation with the National Museum of History of Latvia and the State Archives of Latvia, has launched an initiative aimed at involving people of Latvia in finding historical evidence about the Fatherland Award.
In the European Council that was held this week in Ypres and Brussels, the leaders of the European Union (EU) Member States agreed on the proposals for work of the new European Commission (EC), and nominated a candidate for the post of the President of the EC. Latvia was represented in the European Council by Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma
On Friday, June 27, the leaders of the European Union Member States signed the Association Agreements with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, which will deepen political relations with these countries and promote economic integration. Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma signed the agreements on behalf of Latvia.