Posts tagged as democracies

France, Latvia, Lithuania make joint declaration on ‘protection of democracies’

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

France, Latvia and Lithuania have released the text of a joint declaration on the importance of protecting democracy. It is reprduced below in full and is signed by French President Emmanuel Macron, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda and Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš — not President Egils Levits, who welcomes Macron to Rīga later on Tuesday. The declaration drops broad hints about the direction future European Union policy should take in several important…

Delegates of Baltic states leave PACE session in protest

Thursday, June 27, 2019

In protest against restoration of voting rights for Russian delegation, delegations of the Baltic states and four other countries cut short their participation in the summer session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) and return home to consult on further actions with their governments and parliaments. Delegations of Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Ukraine, Georgia, Poland and Slovakia said in their statement: “The unconditional restoration of the Russian…