Baltic PMs to discuss coordinated exit from Covid-19 crisis

  • 2020-04-22
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins will today have a video call with Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas and Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis to discuss Baltic cooperation for a coordinated exit from the Covid-19 crisis and rebuilding the economy, LETA was told at the Latvian prime minister's office. 

The video conference is scheduled for 16:00.

The three Baltic prime ministers are expected to discuss the situation in Europe and the Baltic states in connection with the efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19, a gradual easing of the restrictions and security measures introduced to curb the virus and a resumption of economic cooperation.

The talks will also deal with cooperation on regional infrastructure and energy projects, which will be especially important in ensuring economic cooperation after the Covid-19 crisis.

As reported, a state of emergency has been declared in Latvia until May 12 to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. A number of restrictions that have been imposed to protect public health have been affecting the economy. The government has launched support measures to help businesses and employees to survive the crisis.