Latvia's EU presidency in numbers

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The website for the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union has published an infographic that showcases the results of the Presidency with an abundance of facts and numbers. The Presidency's PR Department also shared some facts that are off the infographic. 

The Presidency, which lasted for 181 days, hosted no less than 1680 events altogether, including 53 meetings of the Council of Ministers lead by Latvian representatives.

The Presidency also hosted a record-long 12.5-hour meeting about the Investment Plan--imagine all the red-eyed politicians! 

What's of particular interest as well is that there were 17 000 tulips in the flower bed by the National Library where the logo of the presidency was made.

The Presidency events were attended by over 25 300 participants. 107 volunteers worked for more than 32 000 hours together, plus some 1140 state employees were directly involved in the Presidency. 

And if all the Presidency business wasn't enough to make them sweat, the Foreign ministry team and the Presidency staff ran a total of 2687 kilometers in the Riga Marathon. It's like running around the whole of Latvia one and a half times. 

The Presidency enjoyed some popularity as well, as its Twitter acounts were viewed for more than 6m times, and over 850,000 pages were viewed on the Presidency's website.

Red-eyed journalists watched more than 370,000 minutes of YouTube videos in the Presidency's account.

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