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New Heads of Representation in Slovenia, Latvia and Spain

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27.1.2021- The Commission has appointed three new Heads of the Representation in Spain, Latvia, and Slovenia. Ms María De Los Angeles Benítez Salas will take up her duties as Head of Representation in Madrid on 1 April 2021. On 16 April 2021, Ms Zane Petre and Ms Jerneja Jug Jerše will start in their new [...]

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Valdis Dombrovskis named new EU trade commissioner

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8.9.2020 – European Commission Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis will be the EU’s new trade commissioner and Mairead McGuinness will be the new Irish commissioner with responsibility for financial services, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced Tuesday. Dombrovsksis, who has served as acting trade commissioner since the resignation of Phil Hogan last month, will [...]

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Fires in the EU


24.7.2018 – The Commission’s Emergency Response Coordination Centre is working 24/7 and is in constant contact with the authorities of Greece, Sweden and Latvia which have all requested EU support following the unprecedented forest fires which are raging across Europe. Following the devastating fires in Greece, President Juncker spoke to President of the Hellenic Republic, [...]

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Italian presidency out – Latvian presidency in

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From 1 July to 31 December 2014, Italy is in charge of the presidency of the European Union. Then Latvia follows. The trio presidency consists of Italy (July-December 2014), Latvia (January-June 2015) and Luxembourg (July-December 2015). They are determined to enhance the new legislature’s ability to give concrete and appropriate answers to citizens’ expectations. They [...]

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Latvia introduced the euro


On the 1st january 2014 Latvia adopted euro, as the 18th country in the EU. Euro will in the next two weeks, during which both currencies will be used, replace the Latvian Lats. One Euro is otherwise worth 0.70284 LVL. Latvians are concerned by the rise of prices which might occur due to the introduction [...]

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