Media release

Prime Minister congratulates Martin Schulz on his receipt of the Charlemagne Prize

14 May 2015

On 14 May in Aachen (Germany), Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma attended the 57th Charlemagne Prize ceremony at which the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, received the award for his outstanding achievements for the benefit of Europe and for promoting international cooperation.

Assessing the contribution by Martin Schulz for the benefit of united Europe, Laimdota Straujuma warmly congratulated the President of the European Parliament and acknowledged, "I am pleased that Latvia as the presiding country of the Council of the European Union participates in strengthening economically sound, secure and united Europe".

Guests arriving at the ceremony to honour the President of the European Parliament included President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, former President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, President of France, Francois Hollande, His Majesty Felipe VI King of Spain and Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain, President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaite, President of Finland, Sauli Niinistö, Chancellor of Austria, Werner Faymann, President of Germany, Joachim Gauck, Vice-Chancellor of Germany, Sigmar Gabriel, Abdullah II ibn al-Hussein, King of Jordan, President of the Eurogroup, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, and President of the European Investment Bank, Werner Hoyer, etc.

Aiva Rozenberga
Press Secretary to the Prime Minister
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