From Tough Reforms to Eurozone Membership: Latvia's Road to Growth

December
06
Starts: December 06 2012, 10:00 CET
Ends: December 06 2012, 14:00 CET
Stanhope Hotel - Rue du Commerce 9, Brussels, 1000, Belgium

The Centre for European Studies (CES) organised on the 6th of December in Brussels a conference on Latvia’s economic recovery towards stability and competitiveness. The event, titled ‘From Tough Reforms to Eurozone Membership: Latvia’s Road to Growth’, brought together over 150 participants and featured Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis, as well as key members of the European Parliament such as Corien Wortmann-Kool and Tunne Kelam, who stressed the crucial role the government has played in leading the country out of the crisis and in turning these achievements into one of the most remarkable European success stories of the last two decades.

As an example of a successful programme of reforms for fighting the economic crisis, the Prime Minister shared Latvia’s particular approach, which was based on the stabilisation of state finances, the maintenance of the euro peg, setting the target for Eurozone entry in 2014, the improvement of administrative efficiency, a reform of the tax system, health and education, and stimulation of the economy with the help of EU funds.

Speakers.

Wilfried Martens (1936-2013) was the Prime Minister of Belgium for more than 12 years and has... more...

Antonio López-Istúriz White is the Secretary Treasurer of the Wilfried Martens Centre for... more...

Valdis Dombrovskis is the Prime Minister of Latvia and has served in this position since March... more...

Tomi Huhtanen studied International Politics and Economics at the University of Helsinki and... more...

Corien Wortmann-Kool is a Member of the European Parliament from the Netherlands. She is a two-... more...

Tunne Kelam is a Member of the European Parliament from Estonia. He serves on the Parliament’s... more...

Video Wall

A flavour of CES Seminar "Latvia's Road to Growth"

Interview with Latvia's PM Valdis Dombrovskis

Interview with Estonian MEP Tunne Kelam