Riga to host annual congress of European Green Party

  • 2022-05-30
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - The European Green Party (EGP) will hold its annual congress in Riga from June 3 to 5, with Europe' s energy independence, defense and security expected to feature high on the event's agenda. 

Latvia's Progressives, this year's partner of the EGP congress, will become a candidate party of the EGP community, Progressives representative Davis Lodzins informed LETA.

He indicated that the Progressives intend to call on European Greens to take a stricter stance on giving up Russian energy imports. Considering the Greens' significant influence in Germany's politics and control over the German Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Economy, the meeting of the EGP Council in Riga will be a great opportunity to put  political pressure to achieve a faster geopolitical shift. 

Additionally, the Progressives will warn of a brewing energy crisis and the necessity to provide support to as many households as possible next winter, following Germany's example. 

On June 4, EGP co-chairman Thomas Waitz, German Greens' co-chairperson Ricarda Lang and Progressives representative Kaspars Briskens will give a joint news conference on the EGP congress at the Radisson Blu Latvija hotel.