On 11 December, the Latvian Foreign Ministry hosted a reception together with the Danish Embassy to mark that Latvia is taking over the coordination of the Nordic/Baltic cooperation (NB8) during 2016. Latvia will continue the priorities set by the Danish NB8 Presidency during 2015.

One concrete and important result of the NB8 in 2015 is the recent opening of a Baltic Centre for Media Excellence in Riga. The centre will promote professionally strong and independent journalism in the Baltic States. The centre is supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Danish Embassy has sponsored some of the first training activities.