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.

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Lithuania and its EU Presidency: a small country with a big vision

Sir Graham Watson MEP and Leonidas Donskis MEP
Sir Graham Watson MEP and Leonidas Donskis MEP

“Today is a great day. The first former Soviet Republic presides over our Union. We have come a long way in 25 years. We look to Lithuania to breathe new life into Europe,” ALDE Party President Sir Graham Watson MEP opened the discussion on the occasion of Lithuania taking over the EU Presidency on July 1. Lithuania is the first of the three Baltic states that joined the EU in 2004 to hold the rotating presidency.

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Upcoming event: “Priorities of the Lithuanian Presidency 2013”

Source: http://www.eu2013.lt/
Source: Website Lithuanian Presidency

Wednesday, 10 July 2013
8.00 – 9.30h
Venue: Lithuanian Permanent Representation, Rue Belliard 41-43, 1040 Brussels

In the second half of 2013, Lithuania will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union and it is the first of the three Baltic States that joined the EU in 2004 to do so. While its predecessor Ireland focuses on “stability, jobs and growth”, Lithuania will strive towards a “credible, growing and open
Europe”.

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Upcoming Event: Liberal Breakfast “Priorities of the Irish EU Presidency 2013: a liberal view”

Tuesday, 29 January 2013
8.00-9.30
Maison des Ailes, Rue Montoyer 1, 1000 Brussels

PIn the first half of 2013, Ireland holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Dublin has placed its agenda for the next six months under the motto “For Stability, Jobs and Growth” in order to highlight both the Irish emergence from the crisis and its determination to contribute to the stability of the Eurozone. It may already be a role model in austerity, selecting state-owned venues for the more than 180 EU meetings and advising dignitaries to take public transportation. Another objective for Ireland is to highlight the advantage Member States in the European Union draw from their interdependence and close cooperation. Will Dublin be able to discourage the UK from considering the “Brexit”? Can Ireland, burdened with a critical youth unemployment rate, achieve improvements in the financial and economic architecture of the EU?

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