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Sunday, 25.01.2015, 16:16
Within the framework of the World Economic Forum in Davos (Switzerland), Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma and Vice President of Switzerland Johann Schneider-Ammann discussed the expansion of future cooperation between the two countries, as well as economic growth in Europe, reports BC press secretary to the Prime Minister Aiva Rozenberga.
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On Thursday, January 22, addressing the World Economic Forum in Davos during the panel discussion “Europe’s Twin Challenges: Growth and Stability”, Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma emphasized that Europe’s economic growth is a must for stability, reported BC press secretary to the Prime Minister Aiva Rozenberga.
President Dalia Grybauskaite met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili to discuss regional security issues and the progress their countries have made in implementing European reforms, reported BC presidential press service.
President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite, currently attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, met with Angel Gurria, Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The meeting focused on Lithuania's progress towards negotiations for membership in this prestigious organization, reported BC presidential press service.
President Dalia Grybauskaite, attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, discussed investment opportunities in Lithuania with representatives of global companies and influential business people, reports BC presidential press service.
President Dalia Grybauskaite, currently attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, presented to world energy experts Lithuania's experience in ensuring energy security and discussed global energy trends, reported BC presidential press service.
Swiss construction company Adunic AG has offered the Economy Ministry to construct the Latvian pavilion at ''World Expo 2015'' in Milan for EUR 2 million, the company itself informed LETA.
The state-owned Enterprise Estonia revealed on Tuesday that Estonia will be represented, among others, by Skype, the Estonian Piano Factory, and the A. Le Coq brewery at the Milan EXPO, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
During her visit to Davos for the World Economic Forum on January 22, Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma (Unity) will take part in a plenary session on growth and stability, the State Chancellery informed LETA.
On 1 January 2015, Lithuania took over the Presidency of the Baltic Assembly. This year, the Seimas plans to hold 14 international events, with the majority of them hosted by the Seimas in Vilnius and four of them held in Kaunas, Klaipeda, Palanga and Siauliai, reported BC the press service of the Lithuanian Parliament.
The Baltic countries are an ideal negotiation partner for the former Soviet republics, as they historically have a very good understanding of this part of the world, which the European Union should use in its interest, as German President Joachim Gauck said during a meeting with Latvian President Andris Berzins in Berlin on January 16th, reports LETA.
On 16 January in Trakai, Lithuania, Latvia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkevics, took part in a meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Baltic States. The Ministers exchanged views on the developments in Ukraine and relations with Russia, coordinating the position of the Baltic States in advance of the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels on 19 January which will include a discussion on Russia, reports BC the Latvian MFA.
There is no reason yet to speak about warming up relations with Russia and reviewing the European Union's sanctions against the country, says Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius, cites LETA/ELTA.
It is not worth expecting for the Russian President Vladimir Putin's regime to transform, says Mikhail Khodorkovsky, former Russian oil tycoon, former head of the oil company Yukos, cites LETA/ELTA.
Lithuania's delegation at Berlin International Green Week 2015, an important international trade fair held annually in Berlin, is going to focus on finding new markets, informs LETA/ELTA.