Vike-Freiberga focuses on EU foreign policy

  • 2006-08-25
  • By TBT staff
RIGA - Delivering a lecture at the Danish Foreign Policy Society, President Vaira Vike-Freiberga underscored the need for a common EU foreign policy that would ensure a quick and efficient response in various crisis situations.
"If we are looking at Europe's response to developments in the Middle East crisis, we see a divided Europe speaking in many and often contradicting voices. It would be logical to ask -- could we respond to such crises more rapidly and with greater impact if we were speaking in one voice?" the president asked.
Vike-Freiberga admitted that such a policy could not be developed overnight, but that it would be sensible to agree on such a position to reach unity in the future.
The Latvian president and her delegation are in Denmark on a state visit from Wednesday until Friday.