Ministru prezidents

Prime Minister to present Latvia’s priorities for its EU Council Presidency to the European Parliament

On Wednesday 14 January, the Prime Minister of Latvia, Mrs. Laimdota Straujuma, will take part in the first plenary session of the European Parliament in 2015. She will present the Presidency’s work programme and answer questions of the Members of the European Parliament. The Latvian Presidency will focus on three overarching priorities: Competitive Europe, Digital Europe and Engaged Europe.

In Strasbourg, Prime Minister Straujuma will also have bilateral meetings with the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini.

The Prime Minister will also open the photo exhibition A Glimpse of Latvia. Nature and Architecture in the European Parliament.


Opportunities for media:

Plenary session livestream: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/ep-live/en/schedule 

8.30 Doorstep photos, videos President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz welcoming Prime Minister Straujuma to the European Parliament in Strasbourg

12.00 Press conference with the Prime Minister, Laimdota Straujuma, and the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz.

17.00 Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma meets with Latvian media (Latvian media only) (N2.1., Louise Weiss building).

18.00 Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma gives a speech at the opening of the photo exhibition A Glimpse of Latvia. Nature and Architecture (Emilio Colombo place, South gallery, 1st floor of Louise Weiss building)



Jānis Bērziņš,
Permanent Representation of the Republic of Latvia to the EU
Phone: +32 22383286, Mobile: +32 473528013
E-mail: Janis.Berzins@mfa.gov.lv

Aiva Rozenberga,
Prime Minister’s Spokesperson
Phone: +371 29462451
E-mail: Aiva.Rozenberga@mk.gov.lv