Congratulation letter by Tusk to new Prime Minister of Latvia Māris Kučinskis

Met dank overgenomen van Europese Raad i, gepubliceerd op donderdag 11 februari 2016.

On behalf of the European Council, I wish to congratulate you on becoming Prime Minister of Latvia.

I have no doubt that under your leadership, Latvia will continue to contribute constructively to the development of the European Union, at a time when we are all facing difficult challenges, such as the migratory crisis, terrorism, geopolitical threats and the new settlement for the United Kingdom within the European Union.

I look forward to welcoming you at our meeting of the European Council next week. Let me also take this opportunity to thank outgoing Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma i for her valuable contributions to many European Council meetings and the excellent handling of Latvia's first ever EU presidency in 2015.