Kariņš and the new Prosecutor General have agreed on cooperation in strengthening the rule of law
On Thursday, 16 July, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš, during the first meeting with Juris Stukāns, the new Prosecutor General, discussed issues relevant to the justice system and the Prosecutor General's priorities upon taking office. During the conversation, the Prime Minister confirmed that the government will cooperate with the Prosecutor General in order to strengthen the rule of law in the country.
“Together with the Prosecutor General, we discussed the judicial system as a whole, from the investigation stage to the outcome of the trial, and what should be done to speed the whole process up. During the conversation, I confirmed the government's willingness to cooperate, and if the Prosecutor General sees that improvements are needed to strengthen the rule of law and that the government can intervene, I will support the Prosecutor General. I am convinced that our cooperation will be fruitful and effective,” said Krišjānis Kariņš, adding that he is satisfied that during the last year a number of important state positions such as Chairman of the Financial and Capital Market Commission, Governor of the Bank of Latvia, Chief Justice, and Prosecutor General, have been taken over by highly qualified professionals who are motivated and have a vision of the necessary improvements in their field.
After the meeting, Prosecutor General Juris Stukāns expressed his satisfaction with the support and understanding expressed by the Head of Government in the field of strengthening the rule of law, as it is of great necessity for the implementation of the planned reforms.
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