On Tuesday, December 16, in Belgrade – the capital city of Serbia, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma met Prime Minister of China Li Keqiang, by emphasizing the active dialogue on cooperation between the two countries.
On Tuesday, December 16, in Belgrade (Serbia), Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma will participate in the third China and Central and Eastern European Countries' Summit. The key topic of the Summit – promoting the economic cooperation, particularly in the fields of infrastructure, high technologies and green technologies.
On Thursday, December 11, after the meeting with Andrus Ansip, Vice President of the European Commission (EC), Prime Minister Laimdota emphasized - Latvia anticipates the Presidency of the European Union with a commitment to move forward the digital single market in Europe.
On Wednesday, December 10, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma held a meeting with Ivica Dačić, First Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia and Minister of Foreign Affairs. The parties discussed bilateral relations between Latvia and Serbia, the integration of Serbia in the EU, current developments of the Western Balkans Region in the context of EU enlargement, as well as other issues.
Mr Andrus Ansip, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Single Market will visit Riga on Thursday, December 11.
On Monday, December 8, Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg arrived to Latvia to meet Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma. During the meeting the officials discussed the excellent bilateral cooperation, incl. cultural and economic cooperation, and preparation for Latvia's Presidency of the Council of the EU, the cooperation with Norway during the Presidency, the situation in Ukraine and cooperation in the field of defence.
On Friday, December 5, the Prime Ministers of three Baltic States met in the Baltic Council of Ministers in Maardu (Estonia) to review recent progress in implementing the joint regional projects of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania. The attention was mainly given to information technology, energy, transport infrastructure, as well as security issues.
Riga, 4 December, 2014. – Conference of Presidents of the European Parliament (EP) are meeting today with the Latvian officials in Riga to discuss the incoming Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU), scheduled for the first half of 2015.
On Wednesday, December 3 in Brussels, during a bilateral meeting, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma and President of the European Council Donald Tusk discussed the priorities of Latvia's Presidency – competitive Europe, digital Europe and engaged Europe, as well as plans of D.Tusk in the post of the President of the European Council.
On Wednesday, December 3 in Brussels, during a bilateral meeting, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma and President of the EC Jean-Claude Juncker discussed the priorities of the presidency, as well as the action needed to ensure successful implementation of a new Investment Plan for Europe during the presidency, and in order the economies and residents of the EU countries would feel real benefits as soon as possible.