Our EVS volunteer Olga took part in the briefing of the EU council by the Latvian president last Wednesday. The event was organized by European Movement Ireland and took place at the Goverment Buildings in Dublin. Olga, from Ukraine, is really interested in European politics and she had a great time meeting with the Latvian Ambassador, Dr Ginst Apals, and with Minister of State for European Affairs, Dara Murphy, TD.
“The Ambassador expressed interest in what I was doing in Ireland and with courtesy and diplomacy tried to give answers to all my questions, especially concerning the situation in Ukraine,” Olga said
Ambassador Apals offered EM Ireland members an advance overview of the plans and priorities of the forthcoming Latvian Presidency. Minister Murphy discussed Ireland’s current relations with the EU and expectation from the coming year. EM Ireland’s Latvian Presidency Calendar was launched at this event.