Foreign Minister Urmas Paet to Discuss Future of Europe with German, Latvian and Lithuanian Colleagues


No. 227-E

Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will meet in Riga tomorrow with German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics, and Lithuanian Foreign Minister Audronius Azubalis to discuss matters related to the future of Europe.
Foreign Minister Paet stated that together we must think of how to act with more unity with regards to economic policy, foreign and security policy, and within European Union institutions.

The foreign minister also noted that both the exit path from the debt crisis as well as the priorities of the next financial period in the EU must support sustainable economic growth. Paet added that in order to achieve smart growth, emphasis must be placed on structural reforms on the job market, increasing the quality of the education system, continuing to facilitate scientific and development activity and innovation, and utilising digital opportunities.

At their meeting the foreign ministers will also discuss European Union Eastern Partnership Additional topics will include energy matters, issues related to Russia, and the situations in the Middle East and Central Asia.

Together the foreign ministers will also place a wreath on the Freedom Monument in Riga.

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