Posts tagged as Latvian Foreign Minister

Latvian Foreign Minister supports joint EU approach to COVID-19

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

On October 13, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, Edgars Rinkēvičs, took part in the meeting of the European Union General Affairs Council in Luxembourg, Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a release. EU Foreign Ministers discussed and adopted a recommendation to promote a coordinated approach by EU Member States as well as criteria in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Latvia supports the need for greater and closer coordination between…

Latvian Formin: Baltics should be satisfied with Leyen’s proposed EC

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The Baltics should be very satisfied with European Commission president-elect Ursula von der Leyen’s proposal on the makeup of the next European Commission, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs (New Unity) told LETA. According to him, the division of EC portfolios is ”balanced, well though out and quite good”. Rinkēvičs said that the chosen commissioner candidates are strong and capable ones, and that he personally knows several of them – Belgian…

Latvian Foreign Service Founded 100 Years Ago

Monday, July 29, 2019

In 2019, we mark one hundred years since the establishment of the Latvian Foreign Service and the work and efforts of Latvia’s diplomats have always been closely connected with the country’s destiny. Already on 19 November 1918, the day after Latvia declared its independence, the Latvian People’s Council had approved a provisional government, and Zigfrīds Meierovics was entrusted with the post of Latvian Foreign Minister. Though independence had been declared…

Baltic states no longer a bridge between east and west, says Latvia

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The Baltic states can no longer cast themselves in the role of a bridge between Russia and the west, the Latvian foreign minister, Edgars Rinkēvičs, has said in an interview with the Guardian. Successive crises have shown Russian determination to interfere in western democracy or use Baltic banks to launder corrupt money, Rinkēvičs said after a visit to London during which he met Dominic Grieve, the chairman of the UK intelligence and…

EU Advisory Mission Ukraine should have stronger representation in eastern Ukraine – Rinkevics

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The European Union (EU) Advisory Mission Ukraine should have a stronger representation in eastern Ukraine, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (New Unity) believes. Today, Rinkevics participated in the meeting of the EUForeign Affairs Council in Brussels, at which the EU member states held a discussion on the reform process Ukraine, including the upcoming election, the security situation in the east of the country and the region of the Sea of…

Rinkevics: Eastern Partnership should be maintained as a priority in the EU’s foreign policy

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

On October 15, 2018, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics took part in the meeting of the European Union’s (EU) Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg, at which EU foreign ministers discussed preparations for the European Council of October 18, as well as developments in Venezuela, with the focus on the humanitarian situation in the country, the migration crisis and its impact on the neighboring countries. Views were also shared on the…