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Northern Future Forum in Riga to gather representatives of nine countries

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This week, the Cabinet of Ministers will open its doors to Northern, Baltic and British prime ministers and experts. They will come to Riga to discuss the reduction of the digital gap in society and competitiveness of green energy during the Northern Future Forum.

On Thursday, February 28, there will also be a meeting between the British and Latvian prime ministers, as reported by the State Chancellery.

Nearly 100 participants will come to the forum – prime ministers and representatives. Of them, there will be 50 experts, researchers and businessmen, representing nine countries: the United Kingdom, Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Finland and Sweden.

Prime ministers of the participating countries will naturally participate in the discussions. Finnish PM Jyrki Katainen will not be participating this year, because of domestic political reasons. British PM David Cameron will return to his country shortly after the opening plenary meetings. They will be replaced by high rank politicians – Olli-Pekka Heinonen, state secretary to the PM’s bureau, and state secretary to the Finnish Economy and Employment Ministry Marja Rislakki will replace the Finnish PM. The British PM will be replaced by Planning Minister Nick Boles.

Latvia will be represented by six experts; three of them will hold presentations. Juris Gulbis, executive director of Lattelecom, will tell about the “Connect, Latvia!” project. Sandis Kolomenskis, RIX Technologies co-owner and international development lead, will hold his “Easy access to cultural heritage – the analysis of the example of Latvia” presentation. Greenworld Fuels Ltd. manager Paul Barrat will hold a presentation on how an innovative and profitable technology turns biomass into fuel class ethanol.

Latvian PM Valdis Dombrovskis and and his British counterpart David Cameron will meet in order to discuss Latvia’s and UK’s bilateral relations, including economic cooperation and problems within the EU.

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