RIGA - It is important for Latvia that a decision is made on the launch of EU accession talks with Ukraine and Moldova in December, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) informed LETA.
Foreign Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) on Tuesday attended a meeting of the EU General Affairs Council in Luxembourg, during which one of the agenda items was the opportunities created by the accession of new Member States to the EU and the next steps for the launch of accession negotiations with Ukraine and Moldova.
The MFA notes that Latvia's priority is a geo-strategically strong EU, which would include Ukraine and Moldova upon their accession to the EU.
Ministers continued preparations for the European Council meeting later this week, as well as discussions on Spain's proposal to expand the EU language regime to the Catalan, Basque and Galician languages.
National representatives were briefed on the European Commission's demographic proposal, as well as on the rule of law situation in Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Ireland and Greece.