Vice president of European Commision Franco FRATTINI visits Latvia

On 3 September, Mr. Franco Frattini, Vice President of the European Commission, responsible for Justice, Freedom and Security Affairs, will pay his first official visit to Latvia. During his visit, Mr. Frattini will meet the Minister of the Interior Ēriks Jēkabsons, Minister of Justice Solvita Āboltiņa, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Andris Guļāns, and officials of the Ministry of Justice and Ministry of the Interior.


On 3 September, Mr. Franco Frattini, Vice President of the European Commission, responsible for Justice, Freedom and Security Affairs, will pay his first official visit to Latvia. During his visit, Mr. Frattini will meet the Minister of the Interior Ēriks Jēkabsons, Minister of Justice Solvita Āboltiņa, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Andris Guļāns, and officials of the Ministry of Justice and Ministry of the Interior.

A  press conference on the visit will be held on Saturday, September 3, at 10:30, in the premises of the Ministry of the Interior, Raiņa blvd. 6, 2nd Floor Hall, attended by the Commissioner F.Frattini, Minister of the Interior Ē.Jēkabsons and Minister of Justice S.Āboltiņa.

 

Journalists are kindly invited to attend the press conference and to register for the press conference at the Press and Public Relation Department of Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Latvia by 2 September 15.00, phone: 7219161, e-mail: evita.bune@iem.gov.lv

 

EC Vice-President and Latvian officials will discuss EU common standards in the field of justice, development of new forms of cooperation and improvement of the existing links between the EC and Member States, as well as EC and Member States exchange of experience in training of judges. Also, introduction of a European common arrest warrant, problems of harmonization of penalty policy, as well as human rights issues will be addressed.

 

The officials will also discuss the participation of the new EU Member States in the common visa information system, the implementation of Schengen Convention and Schengen Facility, issues of border security and creation of a solidarity fund for the EU external border guarding.

 

This is the first visit in Latvia by the EC Vice-President and Commissioner responsible for Justice, Freedom and Security.

 

Plan of Visit EC Vice-President Franco Frattini:

 

8:45 – 9:35 – Meeting with Minister of Justice Solvita Āboltiņa and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Andris Guļāns (Ministry of Justice, Brīvības blvd. 36)

 

9:45 – 10:25 – Meeting with Minister of the Interior Ēriks Jēkabsons and Deputy State Secretary of the Ministry of the Interior Viktors Elksnis (Ministry of the Interior, Raiņa blvd. 6)

 

10:30 – 10:50 – Press Conference (Ministry of the Interior, Raiņa blvd. 6, 2nd Floor Hall)

 

 

Contacts:

 

Ministry of the Interior Press and Public Relation Department
Phone 7219213

Fax 7219030

presescentrs@iem.gov.lv

 

Press and Information Section

Representation of the EC in Latvia
Phone: (+371) 7085400, 7085414, 7085421
Fax: (+371) 7085420
stepina.inese@cec.eu.int

kaspars.kreics@cec.eu.int

 


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