Press releases

13.11.2020 Prime Minister of Latvia

On Friday 13 November, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš, stressed at the International Security and Policy Forum “Riga Conference 2020” that the European Union, the United States and NATO must cooperate more closely to overcome global geopolitical challenges.

10.11.2020 Veselības ministrija

In order to introduce joint and several participation in health care and to prevent discrimination against the taxpayers of Latvia in terms of tax payment, the government today on 10 November approved the amendments to the Law*, which provide for the right to receive health services within the framework of the State's mandatory health insurance, regardless of the contributions made, as has been the case so far.

30.10.2020 Ministru prezidents

We, European Leaders, are shocked and saddened by the terrorist attacks in France.

We condemn in the strongest possible terms these attacks which represent attacks on our shared values.

15.10.2020 Ministru prezidents

Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš and the Heads of State and Government of Estonia, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Sweden, representing the country at the meeting of the Heads of State and Government of the EU Member States at the European Council, have agreed to call on the European Council to decide on more ambitious climate objectives, as proposed by the European Commission.

06.10.2020 Iekšlietu ministrija

On Tuesday, October 6, the Cabinet of Ministers (CM) approved the amendments submitted by the Ministry of the Interior to Cabinet of Ministers No. 360 of the Regulations “Epidemiological Security Measures to Control the Spread of Covid-19 Infection” on the Implementation of the “Traveller Registration Control Information System (IECIS)”.

30.09.2020 Ministru prezidents

Today, during the meeting with President of France Emmanuel Macron, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš discussed the key matters of mutual interest to Latvia and France in the context of both, the European Union and foreign relations, by emphasizing that the two countries share a common objective – a strong Europe.

30.09.2020 Ministru prezidents

When presenting her policy priorities to the European Parliament on 16 July 2019, the President of the European Commission announced her intention to put forward a European Democracy Action Plan, in order to protect our democratic systems and institutions from any external intervention.

28.09.2020 Veselības ministrija

In order to additionally inform persons arriving or returning to Latvia about the need to observe self-isolation, from Monday, 28 September 2020, Latvian mobile operators will send a text message (SMS) to everyone who crosses the Latvian border. 

15.09.2020 Valsts kanceleja

On Tuesday, 15 September, the Cabinet of Ministers, taking into account expert advice and the latest research data, decided to shorten the self-isolation period required upon entering Latvia from abroad to 10 days instead of the previous 14 days.

11.09.2020 Veselības ministrija

Due to the increase in the incidence of Covid-19, self-isolation will have to be observed when entering Latvia from Estonia. This regulation takes effect from 00:00 on 12 September.