For some time already, the eastern neighbouring region of the EU has been one of Latvia’s priorities in development co-operation. Despite a tense economic situation, Latvia continues to implement development co-operation projects with the priority partner countries, including Moldova. Since 2005, more than 40 development projects have been carried out in such areas as reforming the judicial system, municipality reforms, strengthening export capacity, developing a border guard system, facilitating the civil society development, environmental protection, and others. In January, the Foreign Ministry in co-operation with the BA School of Business and Finance implemented a development co-operation project with Moldova in banking and finances.
On 11-14 October, three leading officials from the Moldovan judicial system were visiting Latvia within a development co-operation project. The project provided support in strengthening the rule of law, democracy, and administrative capacity in Moldova.
During the exchange visit, the Moldovan officials were introduced to the organization of work in Latvia’s judicial institutions, as well as met with staff members of the Supreme Court, the Riga Regional Court, the Court Administration, and the Latvian Judicial Training Centre.
The project was implemented by the Foreign Ministry of Latvia in co-operation with the Ministry of Justice. The implementation of the project had been possible due to the support from the airBaltic airline.