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Tuesday, 02.09.2014, 02:26
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.
Keyword tags: EU – Baltic States, Integration, Latvia, Legislation
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.
Despite the constant complaining that the country has done nothing to facilitate the integration of nonresidents, it is slowly advancing, as the former head of the Constitutional Protection Bureau, Janis Kazocins, says in an interview with Latvijas Avize, reports LETA.
In Kyiv, the Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevicius first met with Ukraine's President-elect Petro Poroshenko, who assured the minister of readiness to sign a free trade agreement with the European Union as soon as possible and to implement the reforms which were necessary for the implementation of the Association Agreement and a visa-free regime with the EU, reported BC the MFA.
On Thursday, May 22, Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma held a meeting with Minister for the European Union Affairs of Turkey and the Head of Accession Negotiations Mevlut Cavusoglu, informed BC press secretary to the Prime Minister Dzeina Tamulevica.
Speaker of the Parliament of Lithuania Loreta Grauziniene and President of the Parliament of Moldova Igor Corman discussed prospects of Moldova's integration in the European Union and the country's plans to sign the Association Agreement in summer 2015, informs LETA/ELTA.