Press releases and speeches

“Amendments to the Immigration Law revealed weaknesses in the legislative process, when incompletely thoroughly drafted proposals that create controversies not only in the text of the Law, but also jeopardise law enforcement according to its purpose are hastily proposed in the third reading and supported by the Saeima (Latvian Parliament),” stated President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis, when he decided to return “Amendments to the Immigration Law” to the Saeima for reconsideration on 29 April 2016.


“Energy resources, ensuring their availability, technical power supply and legal framework of efficient operation of energy sector are both priority policy direction of the European Union and significant issues of security of Latvia and the Baltic region under current geopolitical circumstances," stressed President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis when establishing the Energy Security Commission on April 29.


“For achieving a higher standard of living in Latvia, faster economic growth is required. In order to afford growing spending of the state budget, budget revenues should be considerably increased as well, but current rate of economic growth is insufficient to provide them, and Latvia could reach an average level of development of the European Union,” concluded President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis, having met and heard the report of President of the Bank of Latvia Ilmārs Rimšēvičs on April 26. 


“Latvia is becoming even greener and cleaner land. Big Cleanup movement convenes us for joint contribution in cleaning the environment year by year. Thank you that we can do it together,” said President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis, when opening the Big Cleanup day today, April 23.


“Latvia considers expansion of cooperation with countries, with which potential of cooperation has not been used in full so far, as an important objective of foreign policy,” stressed President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis during accreditation of the Ambassador of Indonesia, Mongolia, and Saudi Arabia to Latvia on Tuesday, April 19.


“Latvian education system must be capable of training knowledgeable, internationally competitive pupils and students. Smart and capable young people are the cornerstone of national growth and future. In his or her turn, a motivated and achievement-oriented teacher is the key to achieve that goal,” stated President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis during a meeting with the Minister of Education and Science Kārlis Šadurskis today, April 8.


“Security is one of the biggest challenges of our century. Security of every human, country, region, Europe and the world is. Security is not only the national armed forces or national borders. Security includes a variety of aspects of the life of our society,” indicated President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis.


“The whole society should clearly understand from a government action plan what this government is committed to accomplish in socially significant areas. The government action plan should clearly define priorities and objectives to be met of the government,” stressed President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis today, April 6, at a meeting with Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis.


Chronological information on the heart surgery and recovery progress of President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis


14.03.2016. - 24.03.2016.

President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis  works at the residence in Jurmala and continues strengthening his health  in the National Rehabilitation Centre Vaivari.


“Joining the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is an opportunity for economic and social development of our country. Regardless of the specific date of accession, accession to the OECD is an important objective for Latvia,” said President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis at the meeting with Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis today, March 23.