About: Laimdota Straujuma

Elections 14-01-2016

Latvian President nominates Maris Kucinskis as new PM

Latvian President Raimonds V?jonis nominated M?ris Ku?inskis as the country's next prime minister on Wednesday after the incumbent Laimdota Straujuma resigned from her post in early December.
Elections 07-12-2015

Latvian PM Laimdota Straujuma resigns

Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma said today (7 December) that she was resigning her post after political squabbles within her centre right ruling coalition and dissatisfaction about her leadership.
Energy 15-10-2015

Polish-Lithuanian gas pipe to end Baltic energy isolation

A grant agreement to finance the first gas pipeline between Poland and Lithuania was signed today (15 October), in what European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said mrked the official end of the Baltic region's energy isolation.
Elections 04-06-2015

Latvia elects staunch NATO supporter as President

Latvia's parliament yesterday (3 June) elected Defence Minister Raimonds Vejonis as the Baltic state's new president, making him the 28-member European Union's first Green Party head of state.
Digital 27-04-2015

Latvian PM: If Russia attacks NATO, the treaty will be enforced

Ahead of the Eastern Partnership summit in May, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma of Latvia, which currently holds the Presidency of the EU, warned that if necessary, Article 5 of the NATO treaty will be enforced. We will not go back to the Soviet Union, she told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.

Paris to hold emergency summit of European Ministers

European and American Home Affairs Ministers will assemble in Paris on Sunday 11 January, in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack, for an emergency meeting on counter-terrorism measures. EURACTIV France reports
Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC, speaks during a visit to Iraq, 22 Dec. 2014

Mogherini pledges ‘concrete action’ in response to Paris attack

European Union governments and officials are discussing responses to the killing of French journalists in Paris and could propose new policies in the coming weeks, officials said on Thursday (8 January).
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Central Europe 06-10-2014

Latvian centrist parties unite to keep pro-Russian force in opposition

Latvia's hawkish center ruling coalition has won a clear majority in a general election, results showed yesterday (5 October), after taking a hard line over the actions of Russia, its neighbor and former ruler, in Ukraine. But elections demonstrated that the largest single political is the mainly ethnic Russian 'Concord’ party.
Latvia's Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel arrive to attend a wreath-laying ceremony in Riga, 18 August 2014. REUTERS
Global Europe 19-08-2014

Merkel pledges military support to Baltic states

Germany's Angela Merkel promised the Baltic states yesterday (18 August) that NATO would defend them, although it would not send permanent combat troops, but would increase manoeuvres in the region.
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Agrifood 07-02-2013

Baltic farmers sing for EU budget equality

This is traditional Baltic music. The singers are farmers from from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia As European leaders gather on Thursday to discuss the next long-term EU budget, Baltic farmers travelled to Brussels to protest against what they believe is an unfair treatment from the EU. The agricultural funding they get currently is much less than the EU average.

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