Latvia strongly condemns an attack on tourists at the Bardo Museum in Tunis, Tunisia. On 18 March, gunmen began shooting by the Bardo National Museum, killing 19 people, 17 of whom were foreign tourists.
On Thursday, March 19, in Brussels, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma addressed the Tripartite Social Summit aimed at focusing on investments in growth and job creation in Europe. The mission of the Summit is to provide a link among the European Council, the Council of the European Union, the European Commission and the social partners.
On 19-20 March leading experts from the European Union, Norway, Turkey and the European Commission in Riga discuss progress on the most important public administration reforms at EU level.
In order to provide the media representatives with the opportunity for comfortable, coordinated and smooth coverage of events of March 16 in Rīga centre, the State Police will carry out the media accreditation prior to the event and will hand out colourful vests for the media representatives.
Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma calls on the residents to avoid different provocations on March 16. Since the restoration of independence of Latvia, the government has consistently abided by the fact that the state of Latvia honours its fallen soldiers on Lāčplēsis Day on November 11 – the Heroes’ Remembrance Day. March 16 is not an official national day of commemoration.
On Thursday, March 5, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma and Alain Hausser, Ambassador of Canada discussed the political and economic relations between the two countries and cooperation with NATO.
On Thursday, March 5, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma held a meeting with Dr Arad Benkö, Ambassador of Austria within the framework of his introductory visit. Latvia is interested in continuing the active political dialogue with Austria on topical EU issues, confirmed L.Straujuma. The Prime Minister also reminded of the priorities of Latvia's Presidency of the Council of the European Union - competitive, digital and engaged Europe.
Distinguished representatives of NGOs and opinion leaders from all over Europe,
Prime Minister Mrs. Laimdota Straujuma strongly condems the murder of Boris Nemtsov: "One of the leading opposition leaders, one of the longlasting defenders of democratic values has been brutally murdered."
February 26, 2015. Today, in Brussels, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma, in addressing the Centre for European Policy Studies at the conference "More or Less Europe”, highlighted the key aspects driving current economic,