Think! Know! Do!

The European Union House in Riga hosts the institutions that provide information about the European Union in Latvia - the European Parliament Liaison Office and the European Commission Representation.

Zināšanu istaba

"United in diversity" is the motto of the European Union. We recognize and respect every nation, its language and cultural differences. In the European Union House, we create a united European open space by giving opportunity to get information, acquire knowledge, express oneself and participate in events.

The doors of the EU House were opened for everyone in 2010. Here you can participate in different events free of charge: discussions about issues that are important for Latvia and the EU, informative seminars and lessons, creative workshops, cinema evenings, and performances. 

Find out more about events!

The EU House is also a platform for your events and exhibitions. We offer rooms free of charge to organizations that wish to organise their events related to EU topics – conferences, discussions, project meetings etc. 

Come and share your opinion!

Eiropas Parlamenta ēka

European Parliament

The European Parliament is an important forum for political debate and decision-making at the EU level.

All 705 Members of the European Parliament are directly elected by voters in all Member States. This represents the EU’s 450 million inhabitants’ interests with regard to EU law-making and helps to ensure that the other EU institutions work in a democratic way. 

The official seat of the European Parliament is in Strasbourg, France; its committees meet in the capital of Belgium - Brussels. 

Eiropas Komisijas ēka

European Commission

The European Commission is a politically independent EU executive arm. Its task is to promote the EU's general interest, propose and apply legislation, and implement policies and use the EU budget. It implements the decisions of the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union.

The political leadership is provided by a team of 27 Commissioners (one from each EU Member State), under the direction of the President of the Commission, who decides which policy area the Commissioner is responsible for.

The headquarters of the European Commission is in Brussels, Belgium. It has representation offices in all the EU capitals.