Egils Levits Foreign policy
Valsts prezidenta Egila Levita uzruna Parīzes Miera Forumā

Dear friends,

World will be different after COVID-19, as we recently concluded after our meeting with President Macron in Riga. By the way, my regards to him.

Work of the World Health Organisation must be absolutely transparent. Access to vaccines should not be a purely financial decision.

Healthcare does not fall within the competence of the European Union and that must be changed.

We need efficient government systems at national level that are capable of ensuring citizens access to health care services in any emergency.

Constitutional institutions of Latvia have established the formal framework for running the state during crisis, while parliament has been able to continue working remotely and in accordance with democratic standards.

Self-discipline of each citizen is crucial. Our individual actions have direct effect on our common good.

We have developed an efficient instrument, Stop Covid app, which allows tracking infection without compromising privacy. We must find ways to develop new technologies in line with citizens’ rights!