Latvian President: EP's priorities will remain unchanged

After the European Parliament (EP) elections, its course will remain unchanged, as stated by the President of Latvia Edgars Rinkēvičs in an interview on the Latvian Television morning newscast on June 11.

He said that despite various dramatic scenarios, the results of the elections show that the EP's course will remain unchanged. At the same time, there are topics, such as migration and the Green Deal, on which opinions in Europe are very divided. "People want to see a bit of a course correction in a number of countries for sure," Rinkēvičs said. 

"There is hopeful news that defense, security issues, support for Ukraine, sanctions against Russia, Belarus - these things will continue."

Speaking about the possibility that the government could decide to nominate Valdis Dombrovskis (New Unity) for re-election as European Commissioner, Rinkēvičs said that such a move is logical and welcome. 

This decision is only the beginning because only when the President of the European Commission is nominated, the Commissioners will be discussed.

"Each Commissioner has to be accepted by the candidate for the Presidency of the European Commission. And then there is the vote in the European Parliament," the President said.

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