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
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.