Latvia plans to use EU funding to install sensors on its borders

  • 2021-07-06
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Latvia plans to raise financing from the European Union's (EU) structural funds to equip its border with non-EU countries with modern sensors, LETA was told at the Defense Ministry. 

Cabinet ministers at the closed part of the government meeting on Tuesday heard the Defense Ministry's report on solutions for bolstering Latvia's external border and further steps. 

The Defense Ministry said that the surveillance of Latvia's borders with non-EU countries is essential for ensuring national security and that the ministry therefore supports strengthening the border, enhancing security capabilities. 

The aforementioned report also includes the proposal to install sensor systems along Latvian borders. 

The Defense Ministry did not yet reveal the cost estimate of the project.