Acting director and EuroMeSCo “liaison officer”: Andris Spruds
Honorary director: Atis Lejinš
Assistant director: Karlis Bukovskis
The Latvian Institute of International Affairs (LIIA) was established in 1992 in Riga as a non-profit foundation charged with the task of providing Latvia's decision-makers, experts and wider public with an analysis, recommendations and information about international developments, regional security issues and foreign policy strategy and choices. It is an independent non-governmental institution that conducts research, publishes publications as well as organizes lectures, seminars and conferences related to international affairs.
Areas of work
The institute has been focusing on such research themes as:
• Latvian foreign policy assessment,
• Transatlantic relations,
• European Union policies, including its neighbourhood policy and Eastern Partnership, multilateral and bilateral relations with Russia.
• EU energy policy,
• EU-Russia energy dialogue, national and regional (Central and East Europe, Baltic Sea region, post-Soviet space) energy interaction.
Objectives of the Euromed/Middle East programme(s)
LIIA’s one of primary interests is the European Union Eastern Neighbourhood, but due to its close similarities and personal interest of several of our researchers, the Southern Neighbourhood is causing a special attention of Institute’s.
Membership to other networks
- Trans European Policy Studies Association - TEPSA
- European Policy Institutes Network on the Future of Europe Debate - EPIN
Latvian Institute of International Affairs
La Lomonosova Street, LV-1019,
Riga, Republic of Latvia
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