A meeting of the EU club to the Bulgarian chamber of commerce and industry was held on 16/01/2015 with a topic the taking over of the presidency of the Council of the European union by the Republic of Latvia on the 1st of January 2015.
The honorary consul of the Republic of Latvia in the Republic of Bulgaria professor Alexander Popov who is also the managing partner of law firm "Popov and Partners" made a short exposition regarding the program of the Latvian presidency and the priorities on which it shall emphasize.
More specifically the Latvian presidency shall focus on three main priorities:
Europe needs to increase its competitive capacity by promoting the investments in new and competitive products and services. Only through the development of competitiveness of the sectors of industry and services, Europe can facilitate the creation of new work places and this way promote social intimacy. On the basis of its own experience Latvia knows that this is possible through efficient structural reforms and investment measures stimulating growth.
The main goal - generate jobs and economic growth in the EU
Tasks of the Latvian Presidency for a Competitive Europe:
Main Topics on the Agenda:
The fast developing information technologies provide unprecedented possibilities which have the potential to stimulate an intelligent, stable and incorporating growth for the EU. They also set up goals which have to be reviewed in regard to the correct use of these possibilities.
The main goal – develop the base for a truly digital Europe
Tasks of the Latvian Presidency for a Digital Europe:
The European Union has the responsibility to undertake the full and active role at the world stage. With conflict on the threshold of the EU, the situation with the neighbourhood present a challenge as always.