Event Reports

The Riga Conference 2019

The Riga Conference is an annual meeting of regional and international experts in foreign policy and defense, academics, journalists, and business representatives, promoting the discussion and assessment of issues affecting the transatlantic community. Convening in the Latvian capital since 2006, the conference has become a recognized annual tradition in the region. At this year’s conference, amongst other things, the EU role in rise of geo-economics, security challenges in the information age and hybrid warfare, transatlantic relationship as a critical axis of global stability, relations between Russia and the West as well as prospects of Eastern Partnership countries were discussed. It took place in the National Library of Latvia with approximately 650 participants. Guests were inter alia the President of Latvia Egils Levits, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia Edgars Rinkēvičs, Federal Ministry of Defence of Germany Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer and various international participants. The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung was one of the partners of this event.