The European Parliament election: this time different?

With the European Parliament Elections on the Horizon On May 14, 2019 you are kindly invited to the Joint Chamber Pre-Election debate to meet the candidates standing to represent Latvia in Europe from the political parties which according to the SKDS ratings get above 5% line . The organizers of this event are seven foreign chambers in Latvia: the American, British, German, Irish, Norwegian, Swedish and Swiss.

Dr. Janis Ikstens, Acting Rector of the Riga Graduate School of Law will provide an overview of the political landscape and moderate the debate among the leading parties running for the European Parliament.

The topic of the Debate: ‘’The European Parliament Election: This Time Different?’’

This is keeping in mind that the elections in May might shake up the European Parliament, as established parties can lose seats to newcomers, the losses by established parties, growing polarization, and competing visions of the EU might produce a more fragmented European Parliament.

This event will provide a unique networking platform and an opportunity to discuss the main issues which affect the economic and social development of Latvia within the European Union.

Date:                 14 May 2019

Time:                 11:00 (registration from 10:30) – 13:00 (followed by refreshments)

Venue:               Auditorium W42, Riga Graduate School of Law , Strēlnieku iela 4a

Admission:        Members of the participating Chambers EUR 20, others EUR 40

Registration:     Please register by email to the Swedish Chamber before 17:00, May 10. All registrations are financially binding and non- refundable after May 10.

The debate will be held in English.

We also urge you to submit your questions by e-mail before May 10 to .

Supporters of the event: Paulig Coffee Latvia; Riga Graduate School of Law; Meta Advisory; VA Government; WFFL/PBLA

*By signing up for this event you give your consent for including your contact details in SCCL database and for taking and publishing photos of the event, including participants, on SCCL website, social media and printed materials. Please notify the SCCL office, if you do not want to be photographed.



Sponsorship of this event offers high profile visibility, ensures interaction with the international and local business community, and provides an opportunity to promote your company. For more information please contact the Swedish Chamber's office