On January 11, Prime Minister of Latvia Laimdota Straujuma as the Prime Minister of the country presiding over the EU will leave for Paris to participate in the planned manifestation of national unity.
On Friday, January 9, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma held a meeting with Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili, and praised the active bilateral cooperation in the fields of economy, higher education and other fields. "Latvia and Georgia – we are good friends, and we will continue active cooperation, incl. by promoting economic ties,” said L.Straujuma after the meeting.
It's a great honour for me to open the European thematic year for development today in Rīga.
This thematic year is unique, symbolic and inspiring for several reasons.
The Presidency of the Council strongly condemns the terrorist attacks perpetrated against the French newspaper “Charlie Hebdo” on the 7th of January 2015 and expresses deepest feelings of sympathy and solidarity with the French nation.
Liberté, égalité, fraternité! These words, which are so close to the hearts of French people, are particularly significant today. We stand united with the French people in mourning for the victims of violence.
On 7-8 January, the College of Commissioners will travel to Riga for its traditional visit to the incoming Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The rotating Presidency will be held by Latvia for the first time, from January until June 2015.
The State Chancellery has taken over the management of the European Union's Public Administration Network (EUPAN) in order to encourage reforms and modernization in the public sector in all EU Member States during Latvia's Presidency semester.
Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma strongly condemns the tragic act of violence and extends sincere condolences to the families of victims in connection with the shooting incident that took place in central Paris (France).
On Friday, January 9, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma will meet Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili.
On January 9, a day after the official launch event of Latvia's Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU), Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma will open the European thematic year with an address in the Latvian National Library. In 2015, the European thematic year is dedicated to development cooperation.