Dombrovskis calls on Czech Republic to defend national interests in the EU budget

  • 2011-11-08
  • TBT Staff

RIGA-On Friday, Nov. 4, Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis met with Ambassador of the Czech Republic Tomas Pstross within the framework of his farewell visit. The officials expressed gratitude for previous successful bilateral relations in different areas and expressed readiness to cooperate in defending interests of both countries in the EU’s multiannual budget for 2014-2020, State Chancellery reports.    

The parties confirmed that by cooperating in drafting of the EU’s multi-annual budget, the countries will be able to more effectively attain their priorities, in the area of the cohesion policy and distribution of direct agricultural payments.

The Prime Minister thanked the Ambassador for the Czech Republic’s support to Latvia during the implementation of anti-crisis measures. He informed that Latvia plans to conclude the international loan program already on Dec. 22 and that currently Latvia is on the path to economic recovery. The Ambassador praised Latvia’s achievements in overcoming the crisis.

As regards the plans for introduction of the euro in Latvia, the parties confirmed that the stability of the Eurozone and decisions, which are adopted in the Eurozone are important for both countries.
Tomas Pstross was accredited in Latvia on November 27, 2007.