On Wednesday, 2 September, the Cabinet of Ministers approved changes in the Regulation governing epidemiological safety measures for the limitation of the spread of Covid-19 and affecting the transport, education and health sectors.
On 13 April 2020, the tribunal in arbitration case Eugene Kazmin v. Latvia (ICSID Case No. ARB/17/5), under the auspices of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (hereinafter - ICSID), granted Latvia’s request that the Claimant, Ukrainian citizen Mr. Eugene Kazmin, be ordered to provide a letter of guarantee for an amount of EUR 3 million, as security for the possible reimbursement of Latvia's legal expenses.
The Prime Minister of Estonia Mr. Jüri Ratas, Prime Minister of Latvia Mr. Krišjānis Kariņš and Prime Minister of Lithuania Mr. Saulius Skvernelis met on August 14-15, 2020, within the framework of the Baltic Council of Ministers in Tartu, Estonia.
On Tuesday, 28 July, the Cabinet approved several changes in regulations, governing epidemiological safety measures to control Covid-19. They will enable the educational process to take place in person, and entrepreneurs, in particular in the areas of agriculture and culture, to resume or expand activities. At the same time, the system for control of the spread of Covid-19 will be strengthened, thus balancing economic development with the interests of public health.
Easy to use on any device, understandable and accessible to everyone - from 23 July, the State Chancellery invites everyone to get acquainted with the first pilot project websites of public administrations with a unified design. These new, more secure and more easily accessible websites of a unified design will allow every inhabitant of Latvia to easily and conveniently find the necessary information and communicate with state and local government institutions; moreover, they will meet the highest security and accessibility standards.
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.
Today, on 14 July, at the sitting of the Cabinet of Ministers, amendments to the regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers were approved, determining procedures for the organisation and payment of health care services* and stipulating the gradual start of financing enteral** and parenteral*** feeding mixtures for adult patients from the state budget.
Today, on 10 July, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš established a Steering Group for the Coordination of Inter-institutional Activities, whose task is to ensure the implementation of the Law on the Management of the Spread of COVID-19 Infection by coordinating the activities of all institutions related to limiting the spread of COVID-19 in Latvia.
“The European Union must strengthen the economies of the member states by ensuring investment and promoting solidarity in order to overcome the consequences of Covid-19,” said Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš in a Quest Means Business interview with CNN International on Wednesday, 1 July.
The Cabinet of Ministers adopted important decisions, at its extraordinary meeting of 9 April, which facilitate the provision of medical devices and personal protective equipment, as well as set out new measures in the fields of education and control of the spread of Covid-19.