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Latvia is one of the safest countries in Europe

  Foreign Ministry Parliamentary Secretary Zanda Kalnina-Lukasevica at a conference in US described Latvia is a safe and attractive place to live, work and invest in. The conference was organized by the Latvian American Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Embassy of Latvia in the United States, the Investment […]

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All Latvian ministers must obtain security clearances

  President Raimonds Vejonis in his interview said that all government ministers must obtain security clearances. At the moment, not all ministers have it or there is no confirmation if some ministers who have been granted access to classified information have obtained security clearances. Overall, Vejonis praised the work of the Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) […]

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Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics had an official visit to London

  Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics met with Vice Speaker of the House of Lords of the United Kingdom, Chairman of the European Union Committee, Lord Boswell, de facto deputy Prime Minister David Lidington, and the Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt The meeting was held in London on Friday and the main topic was Bilateral relations […]

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Latvia provides legal equal economic opportunities for women

  Latvian economy is among global leaders ensuring equal economic opportunities for women over the course of their working lives. It was said in the study of World Bank “Women, Business and the Law 2019: A Decade of Reform”. Latvia alongside with Belgium, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, and Sweden earned the top score of 100, meaning […]

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The meeting of Baltic PMs in Riga next week

  Next Monday Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins, Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas and Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis will meet in Riga. The following topics will be discusses at the meeting: – the European Union’s (EU) current agenda, including the bloc’s budget beyond 2020; – the UK’s withdrawal from the EU; – regional transport […]

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Brexit deal approved by Latvian government

  The Government of Latvia approved the European Commission’s decision on signing and ratification of the agreement on the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU). Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (New Unity) reported about this official decision which was made at a closed Cabinet sitting on Tuesday. According to Latvia’s official position, Latvia supports the […]

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This year Latvia must pay close attention to Ukraine-Russia relations and Trump’s policies

  Director of the Latvian Institute of International Affairs, Andris Spruds, told that Latvia should pay close attention to Ukraine-Russia relations and to the policies of United States President Donald Trump this year. It is extremely important and decisive for a small country like Latvia what is happening around the world. ”When looking back at […]

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Christmas greetings of President Raimonds Vejonis

  President Vejonis sent his Christmas greetings to the nation. The main things from his speech: ”Christmas is a time of hope and reflection. The time when the daily haste has ended, and we open our hearts to overwhelming joy”. ”It is also the time to believe. A belief not only in the presence of […]

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Riga Vice Mayor Andris Ameriks has resigned

  Ameriks announced his decision to journalists on Monday. After resigning as Riga vice mayor, Ameriks still remains a member of the Riga City Council. Ameriks has been Vice Mayor of Riga since 2010 and had been working in the city council for the past 18 years. To get information how to get Residence permit […]

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Latvian President has withdrawn the nomination of Aldis Gobzems for PM

  Prime Minister Gobzems failed to secure majority support for his proposed cabinet. Raimonds Vejonis told reporters: “We have concluded that there is no majority and that is why I have told him I will withdraw his nomination” President also added he will begin another round of talks with parties shortly. To get information how […]

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