Press releases

18.09.2014 Valsts kanceleja

On Thursday, September 18, Laimdota Straujuma, Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia, met the EU Commissioner for Agriculture, Dacian Cioloș, during Commissioner’s working visit aimed at discussing the potential consequences of the sanctions of Russia against EU-origin agricultural products.

18.09.2014 Valsts kanceleja

On Thursday, September 18, Laimdota Straujuma, Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia, met the new Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to Latvia Tõnis Nirk. During the meeting the sides discussed bilateral relations, economic cooperation and Latvia’s preparation for its presidency in the Council of the EU.

12.09.2014 Valsts kanceleja

On Friday, September 12, Laimdota Straujuma, Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia, opened the 9th annual Rīga Conference which has become one of the leading foreign and security policy forums in Northern Europe.

12.09.2014 Valsts kanceleja

On Friday, September 12, Laimdota Straujuma, Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia, held a meeting with Angel Gurría, Secretary General of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

11.09.2014 Valsts kanceleja

On Thursday, September 11, Laimdota Straujuma, Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia, met Olli Kantanen, Ambassador of Finland, during his introductory visit and discussed topical issues, including bilateral relations and cooperation in the European Union.

11.09.2014 Valsts kanceleja

On Thursday, September 11, Laimdota Straujuma, Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia, met Didier Burkhalter, President of Switzerland. During the meeting the officials discussed bilateral relations, including economic cooperation, as well as the institutional matters of the EU and Latvia's priorities in its presidency in the Council of the EU.

09.09.2014 Valsts kanceleja

On Tuesday, September 9, Laimdota Straujuma, Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia, met Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank. During the meeting the officials discussed the development of bilateral relations, the situation in Ukraine and the overall economic development of Latvia and Europe.

08.09.2014 Valsts kanceleja

On September 5-7, during her working visit to London, Laimdota Straujuma, Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia, met Latvian and foreign entrepreneurs and young professionals. She also participated in several significant events organised by the Latvian Diaspora in the United Kingdom.

03.09.2014 Valsts kanceleja

Latvia has by ten positions improved its ranking in the Global Competitiveness Index and now is in 42nd place. Most recent data were announced at the World Economic Forum this week when the annual Global Competitiveness Report 2014-2015 was presented.

31.08.2014 Valsts kanceleja

On Saturday, August 30, at the meeting of the European Council, the Heads of State and Government of the European Union asked the European Commission (EC) to draw up new Russia sanction proposals in view of the serious escalation of the situation in Ukraine. It is also planned to expand the list of individuals and legal entities subject to certain restrictions due to their involvement in destabilisation of the situation in Eastern Ukraine.

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