Latvia and Germany to cooperate to accelerate implementation of innovation

  • 2023-02-16
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Latvia and Germany will cooperate to speed up the implementation of innovation, LETA was told at the Environmental Protection and Regional Development Ministry. 

Germany's Federal Minister for Digital Infrastructure and Transport, Volker Wissing, who is visiting Baltic states this week, met with Latvian Environmental Protection and Regional Development Maris Sprindzuks (United List) to learn about examples of Latvia's best practice in the sphere of digitalization. 

The two ministers took part in the University of Latvia's 81st International Scientific Conference at which Sprindzuks shared information on the ministry's approach to the digital transformation of public administration and society, as well as participated in a debate on the Digital Single Europe.

Wissing noted that when it comes to digitalization, the Baltic states have been much faster and far ahead of other countries. The German minister told about a plan to set up a digital innovation club to which Latvia would be invited to promote a faster digitalization of the whole European Union (EU). 

During their meeting, the ministers also discussed their countries' national digital strategies, public digital services, including cross-border services, as well as digital identity.