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EPP President congratulates Dombrovskis for being the longest-serving democratically elected prime minister of the country

Today Valdis Dombrovskis becomes the longest serving democratically elected Prime Minister of Latvia. Dombrovskis was appointed Prime Minister in March 2009. He was re-elected in 2010 and 2011. On this occasion, Wilfried Martens, the President of the European People’s Party (EPP), made the following statement:

“Being the longest serving Prime Minister of Latvia is an achievement in itself. But besides this longevity, I would like to underline the remarkable work done by Valdis Dombrovskis who took office amidst a deep economic crisis. Since 2009, PM Dombrovskis lead Latvia on the path to sustainable growth. Latvia is currently one the fastest growing economies in the European Union and will join the Eurozone on the 1st of January 2014.

The measures undertaken by PM Dombrovskis showed courage, while preserving the trust and support of the Latvian people. The work accomplished by Valdis Dombroskis is inspiring and illustrates that the economic crisis can be overcome with the right leadership.”

Valdis Dombrovskis is a member of Vienotība, which is a member-party of the EPP.

The EPP is the largest and most influential European-level political party of the centre-right, which currently includes 73 member-parties from 40 countries, the Presidents of the European Commission and the European Council, 13 EU and 6 non-EU heads of state and government, 13 members of the European Commission and the largest Group in the European Parliament.

For more information:
Kostas Sasmatzoglou
EPP Spokesman
Tel. +32-2-2854147

Javier Jiménez
EPP Senior Press and Communication Officer
Tel. +32-475480446

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