Following the Russian military aggression against Ukraine the European Commission has suspended the cooperation with Russia in the European Neighbourhood Instrument cross-border cooperation programmes (ENI), including cooperation within Latvia-Russia Cross-border Cooperation Programme 2014-2020 (Programme).
This means, among others, that no further payments related to Russian participation in the Programme will be made to Russia and Russian representatives shall not participate in any meetings and work related to Programme implementation.
The decision is in line with the right to suspend ENI cooperation programme in case of breach of the international legal obligation relating to respect of human rights, democratic principles, and rule of law.
Project beneficiaries from Latvia will be informed about further steps as soon as the Managing Authority of the Programme will have the necessary information at its disposal.
Moreover, the cooperation with Russia within the new programming period 2021-2027 is also suspended.