Brussels, February 26, 2015. Today, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma met Richard Weber, President of the Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry "Eurochambres" and Arnaldo Abruzzini, Secretary – General to discuss cooperation between Latvia's Presidency of the Council of the European Union and business cooperation partners – the European chambers of commerce.
On Thursday, February 26, in Brussels, Laimdota Straujuma, Prime Minister of Latvia, will open the conference “More or Less Europe?” organised by the Centre for European Policy Studies which is a leading think-tank in Europe.
Latvia strongly condemns the act of terror in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv at a peace march on 22 February commemorating the anniversary of the Maidan events; two people were killed and nine others were injured in the terror attack.
Today Laimdota Straujuma, Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia, participated in the events of the EuroMaidan Revolution anniversary together with the Presidents of Lithuania, Germany, Georgia and Poland and Heads of Government of Estonia and Slovakia;
On February 21-22, Laimdota Straujuma, Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia, will visit Kiev, Ukraine, in order to participate, together with the heads of state and government of other countries, the memorial events of the EuroMaidan Revolution anniversary.
Riga, 19 February 2015. More efficient public administration, implementation of reforms, public involvement and digital technologies, cross-border services, leadership in public administration, organisational culture and attracting young people to work in public authorities - these are the priorities for public administration which European experts will discuss next month in Riga.
On Thursday 19 February, a meeting of the EU Public Administration Network (EUPAN) Troika Secretariat takes place at the State Chancellery of the Republic of Latvia. At the meeting, the experts will discuss current developments in public administration in the EU Member States while preparing for the meeting of the EU EUPAN Innovative Public Services Working Group and the Human Resources Working Group.
Brussels, February 12, 2015. At the European Council meeting held in Brussels, the Heads of State and Government of the European Union states mainly focused on the settlement of the military conflict in Ukraine and the results of the Minsk negotiations. Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine was also invited to the European Council meeting,
On February 12 in Brussels, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma, during the meeting with President of the European Council Donald Tusk, expressed hope that the Minsk negotiations on the solution to the military conflict in Ukraine will end with the result that will allow for termination of the armed conflict and further negotiations by diplomatic means with a uniform and steadfast position of the EU.
Latvia strongly condemns the latest act of terror by the terrorist group ISIL (the so-called “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant”) in its vicious murder of a captive Jordanian pilot, Moaz al-Kasasbeh. Latvia categorically condemns all acts of terror and violence and conveys deepest condolences to the family and relatives of Moaz al-Kasasbeh, to Jordan and all its people.