Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade

Priorities of Latvian Presidency of European Council: Latvian Ambassador to Ireland

2:30 pm

Photo of Bernard DurkanBernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

The ambassador has a wide area to cover in his response. I refer to questions concerning the future shape of Europe; the future relationship between Europe and neighbouring countries; the situation in Ukraine; and the possible impact of a smaller or larger European Union. Other questions concern security and defence matters and the efficacy of the European Union, the United Nations and NATO; the influence of Europe on its neighbours in terms of human rights issues; and Russia, a subject with which the ambassador will be very familiar.


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