RSS Generator 2.1.1 http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Latvijas Valsts Prezidenta mājaslapa https://www.president.lv/ 50 jaunākās ziņas en Riga Castle goes dark for the Earth Hour On 28 March from 8:30pm to 9:30pm, in a display of solidarity and climate awareness, millions of people across the globe united for the biggest environmental action, Earth Hour. To support the Earth Hour, Chancery of the President of Latvia switched off the lights of the Riga Castle building and property to a point that is safe for the residence of the President of Latvia. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/riga-castle-goes-dark-for-the-earth-hour-26204 Sat, 28 Mar 2020 10:38:37 +0200 Riga Castle will go dark for the Earth Hour On Saturday, 28 March, from 8:30pm – 9:30pm, in a display of solidarity and climate awareness, millions of people across the globe will unite for the biggest environmental action, Earth Hour. To support the Earth Hour, Chancery of the President of Latvia has decided to switch off the lights of the Riga Castle building and property. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/riga-castle-will-go-dark-for-the-earth-hour-26202 Fri, 27 Mar 2020 10:38:37 +0200 Chancery of the President of Latvia requests SRE information about Riga Castle furniture procurement Chancery of the President of Latvia (Chancery) has requested government property agency ‘State Real Estate’ (SRE) information regarding five-year old procurement of chairs for the memorial study of Čakste (Čakste’s Office in the Riga Castle), which ended due to wrong dimensions of delivered chairs that were turned down by the Riga Castle, this morning. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/chancery-of-the-president-of-latvia-requests-sre-information-about-riga-castle-furniture-procurement-26201 Thu, 26 Mar 2020 10:38:37 +0200 President of Latvia: local governments in Cēsis, Kuldīga and Valka have found responsible and creative ways to protect their residents President of Latvia Egils Levits and Mayor of Cēsis Jānis Rozenbergs, Mayor of Kuldīga Inga Bērziņa and Mayor of Valka Vents Armands Krauklis discussed crisis preparedness of regions and central government support to municipalities in a phone conversation. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-local-governments-in-cesis-kuldiga-and-valka-have-found-responsible-and-creative-ways-to-protect-their-residents-26200 Thu, 26 Mar 2020 10:38:37 +0200 President of Latvia thanks healthcare professionals for selflessness and dedication in protecting the health of Latvian residents On 25 March, President of Latvia Egils Levits called the Director of the State Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Liene Cipule and warmly thanked the staff of EMS, and its Director personally, for their efforts in curbing the Coronavirus disease Covid-19 outbreak. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-thanks-healthcare-professionals-for-selflessness-and-dedication-in-protecting-the-health-of-latvian-residents-26199 Wed, 25 Mar 2020 10:38:37 +0200 President Levits and Prime Minister Kariņš discuss the envisaged government support to healthcare professionals On 25 March, President of Latvia Egils Levits called Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš to discuss the latest news about curbing of Coronavirus disease Covid-19 outbreak. President and Prime Minister also discussed other current issues in Latvia. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-levits-and-prime-minister-karins-discuss-the-envisaged-government-support-to-healthcare-professionals-26198 Wed, 25 Mar 2020 10:38:37 +0200 President of Latvia: mass deportations are a part of the collective memory of Latvian nation that reminds us that today we live in free and independent Latvia Today, President of Latvia Egils Levits privately visited the Freedom Monument to lay the flowers in memory of communist oppression against Latvian nation. On 25 March 1949, about 42 thousand residents of Latvia were deported to Siberia and some of its most remote areas. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-mass-deportations-are-a-part-of-the-collective-memory-of-latvian-nation-that-reminds-us-that-today-we-live-in-free-and-independent-latvia-26197 Wed, 25 Mar 2020 10:38:37 +0200 President of Latvia urges to define historical Latvian lands and rights of local communities in legislation after the regional reform On 24 March 2020, President of Latvia Egils Levits sent his comments on the proposed Law on Administrative Territories and Populated Areas for the third reading in the Saeima. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-urges-to-define-historical-latvian-lands-and-rights-of-local-communities-in-legislation-after-the-regional-reform-26196 Wed, 25 Mar 2020 10:38:37 +0200 President of Latvia calls the President of Belarus to postpone Alexander Lukashenko’s visit to Latvia to an earliest possible future date Today, President of Latvia Egils Levits made a long-distance call to the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko. Presidents of both countries emphasised that Latvia and Belarus have good neighbourly relations and talked about current bilateral and international agenda. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-calls-the-president-of-belarus-to-postpone-alexander-lukashenko-s-visit-to-latvia-to-an-earliest-possible-future-date-26195 Tue, 24 Mar 2020 10:38:37 +0200 President of Latvia: government bodies and officials should not allow legal formalism and departmentalism between them during the crisis On 23 March, President of Latvia Egils Levits called a meeting of the heads of constitutional bodies to discuss the main objectives of these bodies during the time of emergency. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-government-bodies-and-officials-should-not-allow-legal-formalism-and-departmentalism-between-them-during-the-crisis-26194 Mon, 23 Mar 2020 10:38:37 +0200 President of Latvia promulgates several ‘emergency response’ laws  https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-promulgates-several-emergency-response-laws-26192 Sat, 21 Mar 2020 10:38:37 +0200 President of Latvia: physical borders are not an obstacle for global solutions President of Latvia Egils Levits took part in this afternoon’s HackForce virtual hackathon finals this afternoon. He thanked the organisers of hackathon and all teams for their ideas on how to minimize or mitigate the impact of Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-physical-borders-are-not-an-obstacle-for-global-solutions-26191 Thu, 19 Mar 2020 10:38:37 +0200 Conversation between the President of Latvia and the President of Germany focuses on RoRo traffic for cargo lorries Today, President of Latvia Egils Levits called the President of the Federal Republic of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier to exchange views on latest efforts in containing Coronavirus COVID-19.   https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/conversation-between-the-president-of-latvia-and-the-president-of-germany-focuses-on-roro-traffic-for-cargo-lorries-26190 Thu, 19 Mar 2020 10:38:37 +0200 President of Latvia: I discussed the mobility and movement of goods through Poland to Latvia with President of Poland Today, President of Latvia Egils Levits met with the Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs in the Riga Castle. Meeting mostly focused on repatriation of Latvian nationals from abroad due to the spreading of the Coronavirus COVID-19. After the meeting, President of Latvia said that ‘this is the biggest repatriation mission in the history of Latvia’. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-i-discussed-the-mobility-and-movement-of-goods-through-poland-to-latvia-with-president-of-poland-26189 Wed, 18 Mar 2020 10:38:37 +0200 President of Latvia lights a candle in honour and memory of members of national resistance movement at the Freedom Monument On 17 March, President of Latvia Egils Levits privately visited the Freedom monument to light a candle in support of tradition to commemorate and pay tribute to members of the national resistance movement on this day established by civil society. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-lights-a-candle-in-honour-and-memory-of-members-of-national-resistance-movement-at-the-freedom-monument-26187 Tue, 17 Mar 2020 10:38:37 +0200 No visitors allowed into the Chancery of the President of Latvia until 14 April To ensure undisrupted operations of President’s office, considering the state of emergency, no visitors will be allowed into the Chancery of the President of Latvia until 14 April. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/no-visitors-allowed-into-the-chancery-of-the-president-of-latvia-until-14-april-26186 Tue, 17 Mar 2020 10:38:37 +0200 Presidents of the Baltic countries: European Union must ensure as smooth movement of goods as possible Today, in a call to President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid and President of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda, President of Latvia Egils Levits and his Baltic counterparts shared the latest information from all three Baltic countries on restrictions aiming to limit the spreading of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/presidents-of-the-baltic-countries-european-union-must-ensure-as-smooth-movement-of-goods-as-possible-26185 Mon, 16 Mar 2020 10:38:37 +0200 President of Latvia Egils Levits and the First Lady Andra Levite visit the UNESCO World Heritage List nomination Grobiņa archaeological ensemble https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-egils-levits-and-the-first-lady-andra-levite-visit-the-unesco-world-heritage-list-nomination-grobina-archaeological-ensemble-26183 Fri, 13 Mar 2020 10:38:37 +0200 President of Latvia praises young entrepreneurs of Liepāja Business Incubator for their visionary and brave projects On 13 March, President of Latvia Egils Levits met with administration of Liepāja City Council and Liepāja Special Economic Zone (LSEZ) to discuss the impact of envisaged regional reform on development of the city and how development of port and the city will be coordinated. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-praises-young-entrepreneurs-of-liepaja-business-incubator-for-their-visionary-and-brave-projects-26182 Fri, 13 Mar 2020 10:38:37 +0200 ‘Collective memory of Latvian national resistance movement’, a forum scheduled for 17 March in the Riga Castle, postponed Following the guidelines Response to spreading of Coronavirus COVID-19 issued by the Crisis Management Council and Cabinet of Ministers, the forum ‘Collective memory of Latvian national resistance movement’, scheduled to take place in the Riga Castle on 17 March, has been postponed due to large number of invited senior participants who are considered to be at higher risk. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/collective-memory-of-latvian-national-resistance-movement-a-forum-scheduled-for-17-march-in-the-riga-castle-postponed-26181 Thu, 12 Mar 2020 10:38:37 +0200 President of Latvia gives strong praise to cultural environment and contribution to national identity of Nīca and Rucava On 12 March, while visiting Liepāja, President of Latvia Egils Levits visited the House of traditions ‘Zvanītāji’ in Rucava and met with pupils and local community of Nīca and Rucava to discuss the current issues important for inhabitants of Nīca. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-gives-strong-praise-to-cultural-environment-and-contribution-to-national-identity-of-nica-and-rucava-26180 Thu, 12 Mar 2020 10:38:37 +0200 Address of the President of Latvia, Egils Levits, at the inauguration of airBaltic Pilot Academy hangar at the Liepāja Airport https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/address-of-the-president-of-latvia-egils-levits-at-the-inauguration-of-airbaltic-pilot-academy-hangar-at-the-liepaja-airport-26179 Thu, 12 Mar 2020 10:38:37 +0200 President of Latvia: Latvia supports successful completion of Montenegro EU accession negotiations On 11 March, President of Latvia Egils Levits hosted the President of Montenegro Milo Đukanović in the Riga Castle. As this is the first official visit of a President of Montenegro to Latvia, this became a historic meeting. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-latvia-supports-successful-completion-of-montenegro-eu-accession-negotiations-26178 Wed, 11 Mar 2020 10:38:37 +0200 Comments on Chapter VIII of the constitution underway On 10 March, President of Latvia Egils Levits met with the authors of Satversme (Constitution of the Republic of Latvia) Chapter VIII ‘Fundamental human rights’ constitutional commentary volume for practitioners in the Riga Castle to give ‘pep talk’ to authors before the commencement. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/comments-on-chapter-viii-of-the-constitution-underway-26176 Tue, 10 Mar 2020 10:38:37 +0200 President of Latvia, Egils Levits, reviews clemency appeals of 15 convicted persons On 10 March, the President of Latvia Egils Levits considered clemency appeals of 15 convicted persons. President of Latvia declined 14 clemency appeals and granted pardon to one convicted person. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-egils-levits-reviews-clemency-appeals-of-15-convicted-persons-26175 Tue, 10 Mar 2020 10:38:37 +0200 Foreign ambassadors present their credentials to the President of Latvia On 10 March, President of Latvia, Egils Levits, hosted a credentials-presentation ceremony at the Riga Castle for Her Excellency Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Lebanese Republic Mrs Reina Charbel and Her Excellency Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Mali Ms Oumou Sall Seck. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/foreign-ambassadors-present-their-credentials-to-the-president-of-latvia-26174 Tue, 10 Mar 2020 10:38:37 +0200 Address of the President of Latvia, Egils Levits, at the Excellence Award ceremony https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/address-of-the-president-of-latvia-egils-levits-at-the-excellence-award-ceremony-26173 Mon, 09 Mar 2020 10:38:37 +0200 President of Latvia meets with Minister for Education and Science Ilga Šuplinska On 9 March, President of Latvia Egils Levits met with Minister for Education and Science Ilga Šuplinska in the Riga Castle to discuss the progress of higher education reform, take stock of what has already been done and what future steps have been agreed. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-meets-with-minister-for-education-and-science-ilga-suplinska-26172 Mon, 09 Mar 2020 10:38:37 +0200 President of Latvia urges to honour the memory of members of national resistance movement On 17 March, President of Latvia will host a forum titled ‘Collective memory of Latvian national resistance movement’ in the Riga Castle to pay special tribute to members of the national resistance movement. President and other prominent public figures will also attend a number of other commemorative events. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-urges-to-honour-the-memory-of-members-of-national-resistance-movement-26171 Mon, 09 Mar 2020 10:38:37 +0200 President of Latvia compliments University of Latvia Institute of Solid State Physics for its contribution at the national and global level Today, President of Latvia Egils Levits visited the University of Latvia Institute of Solid State Physics (ULISSP) to learn more about the recent research activities of the institute and meet with its staff. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-compliments-university-of-latvia-institute-of-solid-state-physics-for-its-contribution-at-the-national-and-global-level-26169 Fri, 06 Mar 2020 10:38:37 +0200 President of Latvia: Latvia is looking forward to building a single Baltic-North European supervisory framework for anti-money laundering (AML) and combating the financing of terrorism (CTF) President of Latvia Egils Levits met with the President and CEO of Swedbank Jens Henriksson in the Riga Castle to discuss the progress and future steps of Latvia and its financial sector in combating financial crime. Meeting also focused on mortgage lending and societal challenges posed by digital transformation in banking sector. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-latvia-is-looking-forward-to-building-a-single-baltic-north-european-supervisory-framework-for-anti-money-laundering-aml-and-combating-the-financing-of-terrorism-ctf-26168 Fri, 06 Mar 2020 10:38:37 +0200 President of Latvia Egils Levits: we need to support social entrepreneurship because of political, humanitarian significance and values it represents Today, President of Latvia Egils Levits met with the Director of Social Entrepreneurship Association of Latvia (SEAL) Madara Ūlande  and founder of RB Cafe Māris Grāvis to discuss the development of social entrepreneurship in Latvia. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-egils-levits-we-need-to-support-social-entrepreneurship-because-of-political-humanitarian-significance-and-values-it-represents-26167 Fri, 06 Mar 2020 10:38:37 +0200 President of Latvia and NATO Commander discuss NATO’s development Today, President Egils Levits met with NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation General André Lanata in the Riga Castle. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-and-nato-commander-discuss-nato-s-development-26165 Thu, 05 Mar 2020 10:38:37 +0200 President of Latvia urges to address the problem of delays in criminal trials https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-urges-to-address-the-problem-of-delays-in-criminal-trials-26163 Wed, 04 Mar 2020 10:38:37 +0200 President of Latvia: envisaged regional reform should offer better ownership and local representation solutions Today, President of Latvia Egils Levits met with the members of the Saeima Administrative–Territorial Reform Committee in the Riga Castle to discuss the comments of the President of Latvia on the proposed changes in the Law On Administrative Territories and Populated Areas submitted by the President on 24 February. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-envisaged-regional-reform-should-offer-better-ownership-and-local-representation-solutions-26161 Tue, 03 Mar 2020 10:38:37 +0200 President of Latvia: Latvia and Canada are united by the best possible relations Today, President of Latvia Egils Levits met with the Foreign Affairs Minister of Canada Mr François-Philippe Champagne in the Riga Castle, discussing an extensive range of issues of bilateral and international relations. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-latvia-and-canada-are-united-by-the-best-possible-relations-26160 Tue, 03 Mar 2020 10:38:37 +0200 President of Latvia praises the contribution of non-governmental health organisations in restructuring health system https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-praises-the-contribution-of-non-governmental-health-organisations-in-restructuring-health-system-26159 Tue, 03 Mar 2020 10:38:37 +0200 SUSTENTO verifies the accessibility of Riga Castle Today, on 27 February, Chancery of the President of Latvia and Latvian Umbrella Body for Disability organisations SUSTENTO jointly verified the accessibility of the Riga Castle for persons with disability. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/sustento-verifies-the-accessibility-of-riga-castle-26157 Thu, 27 Feb 2020 10:38:37 +0200 Remarks by the President of Latvia Egils Levits to the German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania  https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/remarks-by-the-president-of-latvia-egils-levits-to-the-german-baltic-chamber-of-commerce-in-estonia-latvia-lithuania-26154 Wed, 26 Feb 2020 10:38:37 +0200 President of Latvia presents the Lifetime Achievement Award to musicians and composers Maija Einfelde and Pauls Dambis On 25 February, President of Latvia Egils Levits attended the 2019 Latvian Grand Music Award ceremony and presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to composers Maija Einfelde and Pauls Dambis. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-presents-the-lifetime-achievement-award-to-musicians-and-composers-maija-einfelde-and-pauls-dambis-26155 Tue, 25 Feb 2020 10:38:37 +0200 Egils Levits: Latvia continues to support Ukraine’s territorial integrity and reform process Today, President of Latvia Egils Levits met with the President of the Parliament of Ukraine Dmytro Razumkov in the Riga Castle to discuss a wide variety of issues. Speaker Razumkov said he is pleased to make his first official foreign visit to Latvia, and thus ‘continue the tradition of making first official visit to Latvia established by the new Ukrainian president’. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/egils-levits-latvia-continues-to-support-ukraine-s-territorial-integrity-and-reform-process-26153 Tue, 25 Feb 2020 10:38:37 +0200 SUSTENTO will verify the accessibility of the Riga Castle On Thursday, 27 February, the Chancery of the President of Latvia and Latvian Umbrella Body for Disability organisations SUSTENTO will jointly test the environmental accessibility of the Riga Castle to determine whether it is fully accessible to people with special needs. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/sustento-will-verify-the-accessibility-of-the-riga-castle-26152 Tue, 25 Feb 2020 10:38:37 +0200 President of Latvia: Latvia is a democratic state that promotes social integration and respect towards different national cultures Today, President of Latvia Egils Levits met with the members of the Venice Commission working group in the Riga castle to discuss the on-going education reform in Latvia. President Levits told the Commission that Latvia is currently implementing two kinds of education reforms. One aimed at building cohesive society and the other one focusing on renewal of education methodologies. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-latvia-is-a-democratic-state-that-promotes-social-integration-and-respect-towards-different-national-cultures-26149 Fri, 21 Feb 2020 10:38:37 +0200 Judge Līga Ašitoka, Judge Edīte Turkopule and Judge Silvija Kuškina give judicial oath in front of the President of Latvia Egils Levits On 19 February, Cēsis Vidzeme District Court Judge Līga Ašitoka, Riga Pārdaugava Court Judge Edīte Turkopule and Administrative District Court Riga Court Judge Silvija Kuškina gave judicial oath in front of the President of Latvia Egils in a swearing in ceremony in the Riga Castle. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/judge-liga-asitoka-judge-edite-turkopule-and-judge-silvija-kuskina-give-judicial-oath-in-front-of-the-president-of-latvia-egils-levits-26147 Wed, 19 Feb 2020 10:38:37 +0200 Judge of the Supreme Court Sandra Kaija gives judicial oath in front of the President of Latvia Egils Levits On 19 February, Judge of the Supreme Court Sandra Kaija gave judicial oath in front of the President of Latvia Egils Levits in a swearing in ceremony in the Riga Castle. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/judge-of-the-supreme-court-sandra-kaija-gives-judicial-oath-in-front-of-the-president-of-latvia-egils-levits-26146 Wed, 19 Feb 2020 10:38:37 +0200 President of Latvia praises WFFL for its involvement in development of diaspora policies On 18 February, President of Latvia Egils Levits met with the leadership of the World Federation of Free Latvians (WFFL) in the Riga Castle to discuss the role of WFFL in development of diaspora policies. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-praises-wffl-for-its-involvement-in-development-of-diaspora-policies-26144 Tue, 18 Feb 2020 10:38:37 +0200 President of Latvia: Iceland played a crucial role in restoration of Latvia’s independence On 18 February, President of Latvia Egils Levits met with the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson in the Riga Castle to discuss the excellent bilateral relations between Latvia and Iceland and ways of strengthening them in future. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-iceland-played-a-crucial-role-in-restoration-of-latvia-s-independence-26143 Tue, 18 Feb 2020 10:38:37 +0200 Remarks by the President of Latvia, Egils Levits, to the Latvian diaspora of Munich https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/remarks-by-the-president-of-latvia-egils-levits-to-the-latvian-diaspora-of-munich-26140 Sun, 16 Feb 2020 10:38:37 +0200 President of Latvia: there are two safeguards of democracy – strong state institutions and the constitution On 15 February, while attending the Munich Security Conference, President of Latvia Egils Levits and the renowned author of ‘Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics’ Stephen Greenblatt took part in the discussion at the Literaturhaus held in scope of the Frankfurt Book Fair. President Levits and Stephen Greenblatt were invited to make remarks about the manifestation of human psyche in modern politics and https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-there-are-two-safeguards-of-democracy-strong-state-institutions-and-the-constitution-26139 Sun, 16 Feb 2020 10:38:37 +0200 Egils Levits welcomes North Macedonia’s efforts to enter into the final stretch of its NATO accession process Today, President of Latvia Egils Levits, who is at the Munich Security Conference, met with the President of the Republic of North Macedonia Stevo Pendarovski. Egils Levits praised the progress of North Macedonia in finalising its accession to NATO. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/egils-levits-welcomes-north-macedonia-s-efforts-to-enter-into-the-final-stretch-of-its-nato-accession-process-26138 Sat, 15 Feb 2020 10:38:37 +0200