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Thursday, 23.10.2014, 07:29
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Saturday that China, a staunch supporter of the European integration, is willing to see a united, prosperous and strong European Union (EU).
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On 8 October, the European Commission presented the EU's annual Enlargement package, which includes the Enlargement Strategy Paper and Progress Reports on Turkey and the Western Balkan countries: Montenegro, Serbia, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo, reports LETA/ELTA.
In 2014, the influential Association of German Magazine Publishers (Verband Deutscher Zeitschriftenverleger) will be giving the award of Golden Victoria for promotion of European ideas to the three Baltic States, reports LETA/ELTA.
On 1 September, the Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics took part in the meeting of the EU ministers’ Group for the European Action of Moldova [Le Groupe pour l'Action Européenne de la République de Moldova], which was held in Chisinau, Moldova, reports Latvian MFA.
On 25 August, during his official visit to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs met with Gjorge Ivanov, the President of Macedonia, Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, and Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki, informs Latvian MFA.
Stefan Fule, European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy who is paying a visit to Lithuania, assured that there will be no pauses in Ukraine's path towards the European Union. However, he did not predict when Ukraine could join the Union, reports LETA/ELTA.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko expressed his gratitude to Latvia for the speedy ratification of the Association Agreement between the European Union (EU) and Ukraine, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed LETA.