Press releases

10.05.2019 Ministru prezidents


When discussing the strategic objectives of the European Union (EU) for the next five years at the informal European Council meeting in Sibiu (Romania), Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš  stressed that climate change is one of the most pressing EU and global challenges. The countries alone are unable to meet this challenge. They must cooperate actively and take action.

08.10.2019 Ministru prezidents

Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš believes that it is still possible to reach an agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom on Brexit if UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson is ready to discuss and compromise on his new offer.

02.10.2019 Valsts kanceleja

During the working visit to Brussels on 2 October, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš met with David-Maria Sassoli, President of the European Parliament, Donald Tusk, President of the European Council and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenber. The officials discussed the issues facing the European Union, as well as regional security.

01.10.2019 Ministru prezidents

Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš will meet with senior officials of the European Union and NATO within the framework of his visit to Brussels on Wednesday 2 October.

24.09.2019 Iekšlietu ministrija

On Tuesday 24 September, the Cabinet of Ministers examined the draft National Security Concept prepared by the Ministry of the Interior, and decided to direct it for consideration by the National Security Council and for approval by the Saeima.

19.09.2019 Valsts kanceleja

The open recruitment competition for the post of the Chairperson of the Board of the Financial and Capital Market Commission (FCMC) has closed. Santa Purgaile won the competition with the highest score. Her candidature will be directed for approval by the Cabinet of Ministers. The final decision regarding the appointment should be taken by the Saeima.

30.08.2019 Valsts kanceleja


On August 30th, Latvia has submitted its update report to MONEYVAL – the Council of Europe’s Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism. The technical report includes detailed evidence that the joint efforts of the Latvian government and Parliament, as well as the supervisory authorities, the FIU and law enforcement agencies are yielding tangible results.

20.08.2019 Ministru Kabinets

On Tuesday, 20 August, Krišjānis Kariņš, Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia, hosted Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India. Meeting focused on current state of the bilateral relations, cooperation in the international organisations and global affairs.

13.08.2019 Valsts kanceleja

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš has invited Jüri Ratas, Prime Minister of Estonia, and Saulius Skvernelis, Prime Minister of Lithuania, to visit Latvia on 23 August. The officials will hold a meeting, as well as attend celebration events.

16.07.2019 Satiksmes ministrija

On Tuesday 16 July, the government approved the funding for the supply of electric passenger trains and equipment for their maintenance, as well as for training of personnel. The government also assessed the impact of this procurement on the general state budget. The funding will be provided also for the development of a train repair centre.