29.01.2019
State Chancellery

Meeting of the Baltic Council of Ministers to be held in Latvia

On Monday 4 February, a meeting of the Prime Ministers of the Baltic Council of Ministers will be held in the Riga Stock Exchange. The focus of the meeting will be on the current issues on the EU agenda, including the EU budget post-2020, Brexit, regional transport and energy projects, the security of information space and electoral security, as well as relations with Russia, Ukraine and the United States.

The meeting of the Heads of Government of the Baltic Council of Ministers will bring together Prime Minister of Latvia Krišjānis Kariņš, Prime Minister of Estonia Jüri Ratas and Prime Minister of Lithuania Saulius Skvernelis.

The Baltic Council of Ministers (BCM) is the institution of trilateral intergovernmental cooperation. It was established on 13 June 1994. The highest decision-making body of the BCM is the meeting of the Heads of Government that is held at least once a year. This year Latvia is the presiding country of the BCM. 

Scheduled program: 
9:35
Arrival of the Baltic Prime Ministers at Riga Stock Exchange – exchange of greetings and family photo (Doma laukums 6,Venetian Hall, 4th floor). Media: TV, photo, participation opportunity. Arrival of media representatives before 9:00 . ! N.B. Entry for the media representatives through the service entrance of the Riga Stock Exchange (Mazā Pils iela).
10:00-10:45 Working session of the Baltic Prime Ministers on the current issues of the European Union ( Makart Hall, 4th floor)
11:00-11:45 Working session of the Baltic Prime Ministers on regional and international issues ( Makart Hall, 4th floor)
11:50-12:20 Joint Press Conference of the Baltic Prime Ministers (Conference Hall, 3rd floor) . Media: TV, photo, participation opportunity. Arrival of media representatives before 11:20. ! N.B. Entry for the media representatives through the service entrance of the Riga Stock Exchange (Mazā Pils iela).

The media representatives are asked to apply for participation in the event (also the media accredited at the Cabinet of Ministers) – before 1 February, 12:00 to email: sabine.spurke@mk.gov.lv. Please specify your name, surname, personal identity number and the represented media. 

You are kindly asked to hold a personal identification document - a passport or ID card. Let us inform you that your data will be processed solely for the purposes of the event. Time of data storage - until the end of the event on 4 February.

Sabīne Spurķe
Press Secretary to the Cabinet of Ministers
Phone: 67082919; 20604166
E-mail: sabine.spurke@mk.gov.lv 
 

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