Open seminar March 26: Latvia – a small state with a big role

A seminar hosted by the Latvian Embassy to Iceland, the EU Info Centre and
the Institute of International Affairs at the University of Iceland.

March 26 2015 at Hotel Saga, in room Snæfell, from 16:00 to 18:00

Latvia – a small state with a big role

Latvia’s Ambassador to Iceland, Mr. Indulis Abelis, will speak about the challenges and advantages that a small country like Latvia faces as it holds the Presidency of the European Council. Mr. Abelis will speak about the context and priorities of the Presidency of the Council of the EU and their implementation within three themes of the presidency – Competitive Europe, Digital Europe and Engaged Europe.

Mr. Matthias Brinkmann, the EU’s Ambassador to Iceland, will give the opening remarks.

Moderator: Salvör Nordal, Director of the Centre for Ethics at the University of Iceland.

Light refreshments will be served after the seminar.

Because of limited space we kindly ask you to RSVP via email to by the 25th of March 2015