Press releases and speeches

Aivis Ronis takes his office as the Economic Affairs Adviser to the President at the Chancery of the President since today, September 1.


First graders, pupils and students! Dear parents, teachers and lecturers! Every September 1 comes with new expectations, concerns and joy that we can be together again in order to begin or continue our educational path.


The President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš congratulates Donald Tusk on his election as the President of the European Council. The President of Latvia wishes persistence and creative approach to tackle the challenges, by uniting and associating the EU so that it would preserve the status of an influential and competitive global player, the player who verifies viability of the worldview and lifestyle based on the European values to all the peoples of Europe.


Distinguished guests of this celebration! Ladies and gentlemen! Opening of the National Library is an important festivity for every nation and country. Such opening is of national, cultural, and historical significance, but this is also a deeply personal event for every fan of the books. 


  The President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš met with Mr. André Meyer, the president of the European Volleyball Federation, on August 29 to discuss beach volleyball tournament for men "CEV Satellite Jurmala” currently ongoing in Latvia, which was the most ambitious event in beach volleyball in the last five years in the Baltic States. The parties also discussed development of volleyball in Latvia and Europe in general. 


Dear compatriots! Participants of the Baltic Way! Everybody who honours significance of that historic event in the regaining independence of the Baltic States! 


On Monday, August 18, the President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš met with the Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel who arrived today for a one-day visit to Latvia. 


The President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš and the President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili discussed the security situation in the region and further cooperation between the two countries by phone on Monday, August 18. The telephone conversation was organized at the initiative of the President of Georgia. 


  President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš will participate in the meeting of the Presidents of the three Baltic States with the President of the United States Barack Obama in the beginning of this September in Tallinn, Estonia, in order to discuss the security situation in Europe and other topical issues related to the advancing NATO summit in Wales on September 4 and 5. 


The President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš sent the congratulation letter to the newly elected President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, by congratulating with the support received from the Turkish people, as well as wishing most success and strength for the new responsible office be held.