Upcoming Event: “Balancing economic growth and sanctions on Russia – Challenges for the Latvian EU Presidency”

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 Econ Growth

8.00 – 9.30h

Venue: Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, Avenue de Cortenbergh 71, 1000 Brussels

About the event

With the beginning of the New Year, Latvia took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union – for the first time since it became an EU member state.

A focal point of the country’s presidency will be the promotion of jobs and growth. Having suffered a severe economic crisis itself, Latvia might have just the right recipes to restore confidence and spark economic growth – with a special focus on the digital arena.

At the same time, foreign affairs loom large over Latvia’s presidency. Sharing a border with Russia, the Ukraine crisis seems particularly close to this state and other partners in the East are counting on Latvia to deepen cooperation with the EU.

Join us for our first Liberal Breakfast in 2015 where we will analyse Latvia’s presidency from a liberal point of view!



Sir Graham Watson
President, Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party


Juris Pūce

Leader of the Latvian party Latvijas attīstībai

Jānis Bērziņš

Spokesperson at Latvia’s Permanent Representation to the EU.


Kindly register for this event before 23 January at register.brussels@fnst.org.

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