Posts tagged as meet

Norwegian PM to meet with Tikhanovskaya in Vilnius

Friday, September 4, 2020

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg is coming to Vilnius next week to meet with Lithuanian leaders and Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the exiled Belarusian presidential candidate. Previously, Solberg told the Norwegian publication VG she expected to meet with Tikhanovskaya to get her views on how the international community can contribute to solving the crisis in Belarus. “Crowds of people on the streets of Minsk and other Belarusian cities show how people want…

Lithuanian PM: Baltic ministers aim to meet Belarusian officials in Minsk

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Lithuania, together with Estonia and Latvia, is taking steps to meet with Belarusian government officials in Minsk to discuss the situation in the neighbouring country, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Thursday. Skvernelis told reporters in Vilnius that he had discussed the issue with his Baltic counterparts on August 14. “We are looking for ways to get the mediation [effort] going. Steps are being taken today, too, and we may…

Karins to meet with Finnish president, prime minister this week

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) on February 12 will meet with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister Sanna Marin during his working visit to Helsinki, LETA learned from the prime minister’s office. During the meeting with the Finnish officials, Karins plans to discuss bilateral relations and ways to improve cooperation in economy, transport, energy and security both between the two countries and on a regional level. Karins,…

The Baltic prime ministers will meet again in March

Monday, February 10, 2020

The Baltic prime ministers will meet again in March to look for management options for the joint Rail Baltica project facing delays and management issues. The 870-kilometre railway that will conenct Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland is expected to be completed by 2026, but has recently encountered delays and risks of budget overruns. The progress of the Rail Baltica project was one of the key issues during the summit of…

Ruling bloc’s council to meet over transport minister in early January

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

The Lithuanian ruling coalition’s council will hold a meeting in early January to discuss President Gitanas Nauseda’s call for Jaroslav Narkevic to step down as transport minister, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Tuesday, adding that the situation may lead to the Cabinet’s resignation. “We’ll hold an expanded coalition council meeting in the first days of January to consider, among other things, the president’s arguments and decide how to proceed,” the prime minister…

Most Latvia’s secondary schools would not meet new requirements for minimum number of pupils

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Most or 164 secondary schools would not meet the new requirements for the minimum number of pupils in class prepared by the Education and Science Ministry, according to the presentation included in the government’s agenda. The Education and Science Ministry has proposed to establish four regional blocs with different criteria for the minimum number of pupils. The first block would be Latvia’s cities with at least 50,000 residents, where secondary…

Zelensky, Levits meet in Riga

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has met with his Latvian counterpart Egils Levits in Riga. The official meeting ceremony was broadcast on the Facebook page of the head of the Ukrainian state. The ceremony began with the greeting and handshaking of the presidents and their wives, and the national anthems of the two countries were then played. The leaders of the states solemnly walked to the Guard of Honor and welcomed…

Zelensky to meet with Latvian officials and Ukrainian diaspora, visit Occupation Museum and unveil memorial plaque

Thursday, October 10, 2019

The agenda of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s upcoming visit to Latvia includes meetings with top Latvian officials and the local Ukrainian community, a tour of the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, unveiling a memorial plaque, as well as other engagements, LETA was told at the Latvian president’s office. Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska will be accompanying the Ukrainian president on his visit to Latvia, which is scheduled for October…

Estonian and Italian defense forces meet to promote military cooperation

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Major General Martin Herem, Commander of the Defense Forces, ended his two-day visit to Italy on Wednesday, where he met with General Enzo Vecciarelli, the Commander of the Italian Defense Forces. The purpose of the visit was to promote military co-operation between the two countries and to harmonize their positions on NATO and European Union issues.  Italy has contributed to the Latvian Allied Battle Group and guarded the Baltic airspace…

Karins to meet with top EU, NATO officials in Brussels

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins during his visit to Brussels on Wednesday will meet with the top EU and NATO officials, LETA learned from the prime minister’s office. Karins is scheduled to meet with European Parliament President David Sassoli and European Council President Donald Tusk. The officials plan to discuss current EU matters, including Brexit, climate policy, the multi-annual budget and external relations. Also, the Latvian prime minister will meet with…