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Tuesday, 01.09.2015, 00:46
While Latvia has precise procedures for the assessment of asylum seekers' applications, there is no set procedure for the integration of refugees, President Raimonds Vejonis said in an interview with Latvian State Television this morning, cites LETA.
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The BC magazine starts a new publication series written by Eugene Eteris, the BC’s international editor, who is also teaching at the European Studies Faculty in RSU, Latvia. For more than two decades, prof. Eugene Eteris has been involved in the European policy’s research publishing extensively on contemporary European problems.
Upon the conclusion of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, on Tuesday, 30 June 2015, the Cabinet of Ministers reviewed the report on “Results of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union”, informed BC the Latvian MFA.
Latvia's integration policies are ad hoc and project-based through the European Union, and they reach only a small part of immigrants, the think tank Providus researcher Marta Riksa told LETA when commenting the findings of the 2015 Migrant Policy Integration Index (MIPEX), reported LETA.
President Dalia Grybauskaitė attended the ceremony of unfurling the symbolic flags of Lithuania and Georgia to mark Georgia’s Independence Day. Welcoming the participants of the ceremony at the Cathedral Square in Vilnius, the President underlined that Lithuania strongly supported the people of Georgia in building a European state, reports BC presidential press service.
Latvia: the integration of Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina into EU promotes the region’s development
On 29 April in Strasbourg, the Latvian Foreign Ministry’s Parliamentary State Secretary for EU Affairs, Zanda Kalnina-Lukasevica, speaking on behalf of the Council of the European Union, expressed her appreciation for the positive development of the EU’s relations with Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina, while at the same time indicating that both countries need to honour political commitments and implement reforms, reported BC the Latvian MFA.
On 22 April 2015, as part of his working visit, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics visited Belgrade and met with high-ranking officials of the Republic of Serbia to discuss Serbia’s integration with the European Union, the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue, questions about the Western Balkans and EU enlargement, and bilateral relations, reports BC Latvian MFA.