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European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR)
News article18 March 2022Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations1 min read

Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis in Riga to discuss the economic recovery and Ukraine


Today, Valdis Dombrovkis, Executive Vice-President for an economy that works for people, is in Riga, Latvia, to discuss the war in Ukraine, the economic recovery, and the implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). He delivered a keynote interview at the 7th annual international conference ‘Baltic EU Conversations 2022: Immediate Challenges and Long-term Vision', co-organised by the Parliament of Latvia, the European Commission Representation in Riga and the Latvian Institute for International Affairs. The debate took stock of the state of the European economy, focusing on the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine – notably, on workers and consumers, trade and supply chains disruptions. In the afternoon, the Executive Vice-President will participate in the annual meeting of the Employers' Confederation of Latvia. Participants will discuss the road to economic recovery, focusing on the implementation of the RRF in Latvia and the crucial role of stakeholders such as social partners in this process. Topics for debate also include how to advance the energy and digital transitions, and protect people, businesses and organisations throughout the pandemic and the impact of the war against Ukraine and its civilians.