On Wednesday, April 1, the Prime Minister, addressing the participants of the meeting of the Workers' Group of the European Economic and Social Committee (Committee) at the National Library of Latvia, emphasized the pivotal role of the dialogue between different groups of society in modern Europe
Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma calls on all state and local government institutions, as well as general public to participate in the campaign Earth Hour. This year the campaign encourages us to focus on climate change and to behave prudently towards environment and resources that we use.
Today Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma expressed her heartfelt condolences in connection with the plane crash in the Alps in southern France where a passenger plane of the company Germanwings carrying at least 150 people crashed.
On Tuesday, March 24, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma held a meeting with Director General of the World Trade Organization, Roberto Azevêdo.
On 24 March, the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Roberto Azevêdo, will arrive in Riga on a working visit. This is the WTO Director General's first visit to Latvia.
Extending the invitation to the EU Heads of State and Government to attend the Eastern Partnership Summit on May 21-22, in Rīga, L.Straujuma emphasized that the Riga Summit will be a signal that the European Union consistently continues to develop closer cooperation with the countries in the East
On Thursday 19 March, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma, in the presence of President of the European Council Donald Tusk and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, symbolically presented the Latvian Presidency’s contribution to controlling climate change to French President François Hollande before the forthcoming Climate Conference in Paris in December.
Riga, 20 March 2015. Leading EU experts on public administration discussed two important issues – public services and human resources in Riga on 19 and 20 March.
In the presence of the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma stressed at the European Council that the swift and constructive cooperation among the European Union Member States in reaching an agreement on the details of the European Fund for Strategic Investments confirms that at decisive moments Europe is able to agree and act swiftly and responsibly. Laimdota Straujuma called on the European Parliament to cooperate constructively with the Council in order to complete the negotiations on the establishment of the fund by June this year.
At today’s meeting in Brussels, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma and President of the European Council Donald Tusk shared a common view that the process of establishing the prospective European Energy Union should be transparent.