Māris Kučinskis and President Toomas Hendrik Ilves during their meeting in Tallinn

On March 2, 2016 during a meeting with President of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Latvian Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis stressed the importance of the EU's digital single market.  "It is very important for the European Union to have a common regulatory approach to these matters - this is the only way we can maximize the results," emphasized the Prime Minister.

The Head of Government of Latvia mentioned that during its Presidency of the EU Council, Latvia defined digital issues as one of its priorities and reached a common agreement on the EU digital single market strategy in May of last year. The Prime Minister confirmed that Latvia will continue to be actively involved in the implementation of this strategy. "Cooperation among small countries is particularly important to achieve the potential of the digital single market," said Māris Kučinskis.

From 2-3 March, Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis is paying introductory visits to Estonia and Lithuania. In Estonia, the Prime Minister meets Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas and President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, while in Lithuania - Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius and President Dalia Grybauskaitė. The Prime Minister will also visit the "Kohila Vineer" company in Estonia and factory "Sakret" in Lithuania.

Source: State Chancellery
State Chancellery, 03.03.2016, Politics, Foreign Affairs, EU