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Monday, 24.11.2014, 05:45
On 21 November, 2014, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia Edgars Rinkevics met with the Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, Ostap Semerak. Edgars Rinkevics congratulated Ostap Semerak on the first anniversary of the Euromaidan protests, which has been declared the Day of Honour and Freedom in Ukraine, reports BC press service of Latvian MFA.
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The Estonian Riigikogu ratified the association agreements of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova with the European Union (EU), which provides for deepening of economic relations, harmonization of legal areas, and establishment of free trade areas between these countries and the EU, reports LETA, referring to Riigikogu press service.
During a meeting with Turkish Minister of European Affairs Volkan Bozkir, Foreign Affairs Minister of Latvia Edgars Rinkevics (Unity) urged Turkey to continue its EU integration reforms.
During a press conference after a meeting with President Andris Berzins yesterday, visiting Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said that his country's European Union membership process has continued to be delayed for many years, cites LETA.
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).
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.