RIGA - On Tuesday, Latvian President Egils Levits met with European Parliament President David Maria Sassoli on the sidelines of the Davos World Economic Forum, during which he pointed out Latvia as an example to others of being a ''green'' country, LETA was informed by the Presidential Chancery.
Both officials focused on the future of Europe, highlighting in particular the priorities of Europe's ''green course''.
Sasoli noted that the much of the forum is focused on Europe and the world wants to explore and understand Europe's choices for the future. Meanwhile, Levits emphasized that Europe's ''green course'' is a strong idea and that it is very important for all countries to agree on its practical and meaningful implementation.
The president also emphasized Latvia as a "green" country and the resources created by renewable energy as a good example for other countries.
Discussing current challenges in the European Union (EU), both sides exchanged views on employment, sustainability, the impact of digital technology on society and the media, cohesion, agricultural policies and the EU budget.
EU security issues were also discussed. Levits thanked the Italian government and the public that Italian troops are helping to protect the EU's common border as part of the international NATO battle group in Latvia.
The EP president from Italy, for his part, noted that the northern and southern Europeans are well aware of what the EU's external border means and how important it is to protect this border together.