Inclusive Cities for All

Interview with Mayor of Riga Martin Stakis

Since the invasion of Ukraine, Latvia has taken in over 40,000 refugees. Martin Stakis, the Mayor of Riga, has been a solid supporter of Ukraine since the conflict with Russia broke out.

During a Eurocities event in which our members travelled to Riga in December to engage with the city’s approach to integrating migrant and refugee women into the local labour market, we had a chance to sit with Mayor Stakis for an interview on how Riga has dealt with the fallout of the war, and its actions to supporting Ukraine.

Read the entire interview here