Raimonds Vējonis
On 14 June 2019, President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis handed over the Law “Amendments to the Law on the Social Integration Fund” adopted on 6 June 2019 to the Saeima for the second review.

The President of Latvia calls on the Saeima to assess carefully what improvements one plans to achieve in the activities of the Council of the Social Integration Fund by excluding representatives of programming regions and anticipating that almost a half of the Cabinet of Ministers together with representatives of four non-governmental organisations would work in the Council of Social Integration Fund henceforth.

In the paper on the second review of the Law, the President of Latvia also points to the shortcomings of the Law regarding the regulation of decision-making and subordination of the Social Integration Fund.

The President of Latvia requests the Saeima to reassess carefully what improvements are necessary and appropriate to improve the operation of the Social Integration Fund and to promote social integration.