PM Karins to attend European Council meeting on EU's next multiannual budget

  • 2020-07-16
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) is scheduled to visit Brussels this Friday and Saturday to attend a European Council meeting on proposals for the bloc's next multiannual financial framework.

As governmental spokesman Reinis Gravitis told LETA, the meeting in Brussels will bring together EU heads of state and government. This will be the first in-person meeting of the European Council in approximately four months. 

Along with the issues concerning the EU's multi-annual budget proposal, member states' leaders will also debate the European Commission's proposal to create a European recovery fund, intended to help the bloc deal with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Before the European Council meeting, Karins will attend the European People's Party summit, as well as Nordic-Baltic (NB8) coordination meetings.