Posts tagged as former president

Levits sends condolences to France over death of former President

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Latvian State President Egils Levits sent condolences to the people of France December 3 following news of the death of former French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing at the age of 94. Writing in French, Levits said: “We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, a politician of conviction, initiator of many decisive reforms both in France and in Europe. One of those European visionaries that the…

Lithuania’s former president: Without joint borrowing, the EU will ‘fall apart’

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Lithuania’s former president Dalia Grybauskaitė has come forward in support of the French-German plan for joint EU borrowing and giving grants to member states worst-hit by the coronavirus crisis. The 500-billion-euro plan is necessary to prevent the EU from disintegrating and is a step towards deeper European integration, Grybauskaitė said, urging Lithuania to take part. Last week, French leader Emmanuel Macron and Germany’s Angela Merkel proposed that the EU borrow…