New Swedish Prime Minister visits SSE Riga
On his first trip abroad as Prime Minister, Sweden’s recently elected Stefan Löfven visited Finland and the three Baltic countries on September 20-21, 2014.
In addition to meeting his Latvian counterpart, he visited the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga (SSE Riga) during his stay in Latvia.
Following a short discussion with SSE Riga Rector Anders Paalzow, Mr. Löfven met with the President and Vice-President of the Student Association as well as students from the Eastern Partnership countries (Belarus, Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine) who study at SSE Riga within the Swedish Government-funded scholarship programme.
The lively discussion between the Prime Minister and the students covered a wide range of topics from life as a student at SSE Riga and the role of education in the economic and political development in the region to Sweden’s foreign policy.