RSS Generator 2.1.1 http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Latvijas Valsts Prezidenta mājaslapa https://www.president.lv/ 50 jaunākās ziņas en President of Latvia praises Elita Krūmiņa for eight highly productive years as the Auditor-general Today, President of Latvia Egils Levits had a virtual meeting with Auditor-General Elita Krūmiņa. He thanked Mrs Krūmiņa for eight highly productive years at the helm of the State Audit Office (SAO). Egils Levits specifically emphasised Mrs Krūmiņa’s successful efforts in modernising the Office and international representation of SAO. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-praises-elita-krumina-for-eight-highly-productive-years-as-the-auditor-general-26561 Tue, 19 Jan 2021 20:48:21 +0200 President of Latvia, Egils Levits, reviews clemency appeals of 15 convicted persons On 19 January, President of Latvia Egils Levits considered clemency appeals of 15 convicted persons. No pardons were granted. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-egils-levits-reviews-clemency-appeals-of-15-convicted-persons-26560 Tue, 19 Jan 2021 20:48:21 +0200 President of Latvia hosts virtual credentials presentation ceremony for Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Portuguese Republic to Latvia On 18 January, President of Latvia Egils Levits hosts an online credentials presentation ceremony for Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Portuguese Republic H. E. Mrs Sara Feronha Martins. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-hosts-virtual-credentials-presentation-ceremony-for-extraordinary-and-plenipotentiary-ambassador-of-portuguese-republic-to-latvia-26559 Mon, 18 Jan 2021 20:48:21 +0200 President of Latvia conducts online swearing in of judges Edgars Grīvnieks, Alise Antone, Inga Jaunzeme, Liene Lāzare and Natālija Asača On 15 January, President of Latvia conducted an online swearing in of district/city judges Edgars Grīvnieks, Alise Antone, Inga Jaunzeme, Liene Lāzare and Natālija Asača in a ceremony he hosted from the Riga Castle. This became the first virtual ceremony of this kind to be hosted from Riga Castle via remote real-time connection. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-conducts-online-swearing-in-of-judges-edgars-grivnieks-alise-antone-inga-jaunzeme-liene-lazare-and-natalija-asaca-26558 Fri, 15 Jan 2021 20:48:21 +0200 President of Latvia meets with environmental protection and regional development minister, urging for centralised digital policy Today, President of Latvia Egils Levits had an online meeting with Artūrs Toms Plešs, Minister for Environmental Protection and Regional Development, to discuss the current priorities of the ministry. As President underlined, ‘Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development (VARAM) is responsible for a broad portfolio of areas crucial for Latvia and Europe, including environmental protection, digital agenda and regional development. An integrated approach based on broader synergies between these areas is very important’. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-meets-with-environmental-protection-and-regional-development-minister-urging-for-centralised-digital-policy-26557 Fri, 15 Jan 2021 20:48:21 +0200 Address of the President of Latvia, Egils Levits, at the opening of online conference ‘When the time comes: 30 years since Barricades’ marking the 30th anniversary of Barricades https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/address-of-the-president-of-latvia-egils-levits-at-the-opening-of-online-conference-when-the-time-comes-30-years-since-barricades-marking-the-30th-anniversary-of-barricades-26553 Wed, 13 Jan 2021 20:48:21 +0200 President of Latvia wishes happy 85th birthday to Raimonds Pauls Today, noting Maestro’s lifetime contribution to Latvian music, President of Latvia Egils Levits congratulated Raimonds Pauls on his 85th birthday and presented him the Presidential plaquette. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-wishes-happy-85th-birthday-to-raimonds-pauls-26552 Tue, 12 Jan 2021 20:48:21 +0200 President of Latvia presents Certificate of Merit to architect Andris Kronbergs President of Latvia Egils Levits has decided to present the Certificate of Merit to architect, and one of the founding members of the band Menuets, Andris Kronbergs to mark his 70th birthday and professional career. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-presents-certificate-of-merit-to-architect-andris-kronbergs-26551 Mon, 11 Jan 2021 20:48:21 +0200 President of Latvia agrees with the new Health Minister Pavļuts: voluntary mass vaccination must start immediately Meeting between the President of Latvia Egils Levits and the new health minister, Daniels Pavļuts, took place today in the Riga Castle. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-agrees-with-the-new-health-minister-pavluts-voluntary-mass-vaccination-must-start-immediately-26550 Mon, 11 Jan 2021 20:48:21 +0200 President of Latvia: assessment of Prosecutor General’s Office performance conducted by the State Audit Office and OECD reveals that a broad reform is needed On 11 January, President of Latvia Egils Levits took part in an online press conference during which the Ministry of Justice and State Audit Office presented the report ‘Effectiveness of investigations and trials of the criminal offences in the economic and financial area’, underlining the significance of the assessment and audit, as well as praising the State Audit Office for collaborating with OECD experts on the report. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-assessment-of-prosecutor-general-s-office-performance-conducted-by-the-state-audit-office-and-oecd-reveals-that-a-broad-reform-is-needed-26549 Mon, 11 Jan 2021 20:48:21 +0200 President of Latvia Christmas message to all Latvian Orthodox Christians https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-christmas-message-to-all-latvian-orthodox-christians-26548 Wed, 06 Jan 2021 20:48:21 +0200 President of Latvia: next health minister must have the skills and competencies, vision and energy Comments of the President of Latvia Egils Levits on today’s decision of Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš to demand Health Minister Ilze Viņķele’s resignation: https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-next-health-minister-must-have-the-skills-and-competencies-vision-and-energy-26547 Tue, 05 Jan 2021 20:48:21 +0200 President of Latvia: Latvian population must be vaccinated quickly and efficiently Today, during a remote meeting with Health Minister Ilze Viņķele and Chair of the National Immunisation Council Dace Zavadska President of Latvia Egils Levits discussed impact of COVID-19 on the healthcare sector, in particular the hospitals, and national vaccination programme for the coming months. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-latvian-population-must-be-vaccinated-quickly-and-efficiently-26546 Mon, 04 Jan 2021 20:48:21 +0200 President of Latvia: we must debunk disinformation and stereotypes about  COVID-19 and vaccination Today, President of Latvia Egils Levits held remote meeting with current Chairman of the Board of Latvian Junior Doctors Association, Artūrs Šilovs, and its former leader Kārlis Rācenis. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-we-must-debunk-disinformation-and-stereotypes-about-covid-19-and-vaccination-26545 Mon, 04 Jan 2021 20:48:21 +0200 Address of the President of Latvia, Egils Levits, on New Year’s Eve https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/address-of-the-president-of-latvia-egils-levits-on-new-year-s-eve-26544 Thu, 31 Dec 2020 20:48:21 +0200 President of Latvia congratulates large, active families in various regions and cities of Latvia at the end of 2020 President of Latvia Egils Levits continued his tradition of congratulating large, active families in various regions and cities of Latvia on Christmas in appreciation of their inspirational impact on others around them through their everyday life, work and achievements and showing that strong families are the building blocks of Latvian State. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-congratulates-large-active-families-in-various-regions-and-cities-of-latvia-at-the-end-of-2020-26543 Tue, 29 Dec 2020 20:48:21 +0200 New Year’s Message from Head of President’s Chancery Andris Teikmanis https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/new-year-s-message-from-head-of-president-s-chancery-andris-teikmanis-26541 Thu, 24 Dec 2020 20:48:21 +0200 New Year’s Message from the President of Latvia Egils Levits https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/new-year-s-message-from-the-president-of-latvia-egils-levits-26540 Thu, 24 Dec 2020 20:48:21 +0200 Statement of the Presidents of Lithuania, Czechia, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/statement-of-the-presidents-of-lithuania-czechia-estonia-latvia-poland-romania-and-slovakia-26539 Thu, 24 Dec 2020 20:48:21 +0200 President of Latvia: Latvia is a young democracy with relatively short democratic experience, and it needs clear pathways to better civic education President of Latvia Egils Levits has enacted the National Defence Education and Cadet Force Law (Defence Education and Youth Guard Law) adopted by the Saeima (Parliament) on 3 December 2020, adding his comments about the need to adopt civic education concept and decide on specific action plan for its implementation in order to make our country, its defence and democratic system stronger. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-latvia-is-a-young-democracy-with-relatively-short-democratic-experience-and-it-needs-clear-pathways-to-better-civic-education-26538 Tue, 22 Dec 2020 20:48:21 +0200 President of Latvia and Ineta Ziemele discuss current constitutional law policy priorities for Europe Today, President of Latvia Egils Levits had an online meeting with Judge of the Court of Justice of the European Union, Ineta Ziemele, from the Riga Castle. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-and-ineta-ziemele-discuss-current-constitutional-law-policy-priorities-for-europe-26537 Tue, 22 Dec 2020 20:48:21 +0200 President of Latvia wishes a merry Christmas to seniors in all Latvia On 22 December, 55 retirement homes all over Latvia joined the online Christmas celebration for seniors in all Latvia. President of Latvia Egils Levits also joined the event to send his Christmas greetings to all seniors. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-wishes-a-merry-christmas-to-seniors-in-all-latvia-26536 Tue, 22 Dec 2020 20:48:21 +0200 President of Latvia, Egils Levits, reviews clemency appeals of 15 convicted persons On 22 December, President of Latvia Egils Levits considered clemency appeals of 15 convicted persons. President of Latvia declined 13 clemency appeals and granted pardons to two convicted persons. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-egils-levits-reviews-clemency-appeals-of-15-convicted-persons-26535 Tue, 22 Dec 2020 20:48:21 +0200 Address of the President of Latvia, Egils Levits, at the ‘Angels above Latvia’ charity concert https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/address-of-the-president-of-latvia-egils-levits-at-the-angels-above-latvia-charity-concert-26534 Sun, 20 Dec 2020 20:48:21 +0200 President of Latvia presents Certificate of Merit to Vice-Admiral (Retired) Gaidis Andrejs Zeibots President of Latvia Egils Levits has decided to present Vice-Admiral Gaidis Andrejs Zeibots a Certificate of Merit. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-presents-certificate-of-merit-to-vice-admiral-retired-gaidis-andrejs-zeibots-26533 Sat, 19 Dec 2020 20:48:21 +0200 President of Latvia wishes happy 100th birthday to the great Latvian poet Velta Sniķere Academic and creative conference ‘Experience and visions: poet Velta Sniķere’, an online forum organised by University of Latvia Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art, took place on 18 December. Event marked the 100th birthday of poet Velta Sniķere as she is preparing for the celebration of her birthday on 25 December. President of Latvia Egils Levits delivered congratulatory remarks at the opening of the event. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-wishes-happy-100th-birthday-to-the-great-latvian-poet-velta-snikere-26532 Fri, 18 Dec 2020 20:48:21 +0200 Andris Teikmanis: freedom of expression should not threaten the public interests On 18 December, Head of the Chancery of the President of Latvia, Andris Teikmanis, took part in a meeting initiated by the civic group Latvian Freedom Alliance. Its representatives Arnolds Babris and Jānis Pļaviņš presented their assessment of the government response and decisions for stopping the further spread of COVID-19 in Latvia. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/andris-teikmanis-freedom-of-expression-should-not-threaten-the-public-interests-26531 Fri, 18 Dec 2020 20:48:21 +0200 President of Latvia hosts an online credentials presentation ceremony for Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Iceland to Latvia  On 16 December, President of Latvia Egils Levits hosted an online credentials presentation ceremony for the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Iceland to Latvia Mr Auđunn Atlason. This was the first remote credentials presentation ceremony for a non-resident ambassador to Latvia held in the Riga Castle. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-hosts-an-online-credentials-presentation-ceremony-for-ambassador-extraordinary-and-plenipotentiary-of-the-republic-of-iceland-to-latvia-26530 Wed, 16 Dec 2020 20:48:21 +0200 President of Latvia: NATO’s strategy must be based on security needs of all member countries, including Baltics and Poland On 15 December, President of Latvia Egils Levits took part in the opening of NATO2030 online discussion organised by Latvian Institute of Foreign Affairs. These discussions were initiated after the 2019 NATO London Summit when a Reflection Group was created. President of Latvia thanked all Baltic and Polish experts who contributed their comments to the Latvian Institute of Foreign Affairs publication on Reflection Group report. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-nato-s-strategy-must-be-based-on-security-needs-of-all-member-countries-including-baltics-and-poland-26529 Wed, 16 Dec 2020 20:48:21 +0200 Statement by the President of Latvia Egils Levits following the virtual meeting with Prime Minister https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/statement-by-the-president-of-latvia-egils-levits-following-the-virtual-meeting-with-prime-minister-26528 Wed, 16 Dec 2020 20:48:21 +0200 President of Latvia: we are likely to see European economic recovery towards the end of the 2021 Today, President of Latvia Egils Levits took part in a virtual meeting with ambassadors of the European Union (EU) member states. He congratulated Germany on its Presidency of the Council of the EU, which coincided with a complicated period, praising Germany for very productive leadership all the way to the end of its watch.  Egils Levits said he hopes EU will manage to bring post-Brexit deal talks with the UK to a successful end by the beginning of the next year and Great Britain will remain a close political ally and trade partner for Europe and member states of NATO. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-we-are-likely-to-see-european-economic-recovery-towards-the-end-of-the-2021-26527 Tue, 15 Dec 2020 20:48:21 +0200 President of Latvia praises OECD for accrued expertise and Latvia’s membership On 14 December, President of Latvia Egils Levits took part in an online event marking the 60th anniversary of the OECD. Egils Levits took floor to congratulate Secretary-General Angel Gurría on the anniversary of the organisation, which has worked successfully for the past 14 years under his leadership. President Levits specifically thanked Secretary-General Angel Gurría for all the expertise accrued by OECD over time and provided to Latvia after its accession to the organisation. He strongly praised OECD competence in helping its member countries implement the principles of good governance in https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-praises-oecd-for-accrued-expertise-and-latvia-s-membership-26526 Mon, 14 Dec 2020 20:48:21 +0200 Farewell to Per Carlsen, former Danish Ambassador to Latvia and Chairman of the BALTBAT Steering Committee https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/farewell-to-per-carlsen-former-danish-ambassador-to-latvia-and-chairman-of-the-baltbat-steering-committee-26525 Sat, 12 Dec 2020 20:48:21 +0200 President of Latvia: I perfectly understand why everyone is afraid, worried and insecure about the future https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-i-perfectly-understand-why-everyone-is-afraid-worried-and-insecure-about-the-future-26524 Sat, 12 Dec 2020 20:48:21 +0200 Judicial policy meeting in the Riga Castle centres around financial crime prosecution efficiency and progress with establishment of specialised economic crime courts Today, President of Latvia Egils Levits hosted an online meeting with Justice Minister Jānis Bordāns, Chair of the Saeima Legal Affairs Committee Juris Jurašs, Chair of the Judicial Policy Subcommittee of the Saeima Legal Affairs Committee Inese Lībiņa-Egnere and Chair of Criminal Law Policy Subcommittee of the Saeima Legal Affairs Committee Andrejs Judins, from the Riga Castle to discuss the current judicial system affairs. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/judicial-policy-meeting-in-the-riga-castle-centres-around-financial-crime-prosecution-efficiency-and-progress-with-establishment-of-specialised-economic-crime-courts-26523 Fri, 11 Dec 2020 20:48:21 +0200 Remarks by the President of Latvia Egils Levits at the ‘Constitutional idea think-tank’, an online forum organised by Constitutional Court https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/remarks-by-the-president-of-latvia-egils-levits-at-the-constitutional-idea-think-tank-an-online-forum-organised-by-constitutional-court-26521 Fri, 11 Dec 2020 20:48:21 +0200 President of Latvia approves budget package with serious reservations Today, President of Latvia Egils Levits enacted the Law on the State Budget for 2021 and the Law on the Medium-Term Budget Framework for 2021, 2022 and 2023, together with other related laws. He also issued a separate statement on the composition of the budget and its adoption process with detailed comments on various aspects of both. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-approves-budget-package-with-serious-reservations-26520 Fri, 11 Dec 2020 20:48:21 +0200 Address of the First Lady of the Republic of Latvia, Andra Levite, at the NGO Zero Waste Latvija discussion ‘Plastic in the Spotlight’ https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/address-of-the-first-lady-of-the-republic-of-latvia-andra-levite-at-the-ngo-zero-waste-latvija-discussion-plastic-in-the-spotlight-26518 Fri, 11 Dec 2020 20:48:21 +0200 Poet Velta Sniķere receives President’s Certificate of Merit in London On 10 December, Latvia’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom Ivita Burmistre presented the Certificate of Merit signed by the President of Latvia Egils Levits to the exceptional Latvian poet Velta Sniķere in appreciation of her lifelong contribution to the Latvian literature and to mark the 100th birthday of Mrs Sniķere on 25th of December. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/poet-velta-snikere-receives-president-s-certificate-of-merit-in-london-26519 Thu, 10 Dec 2020 20:48:21 +0200 President of Latvia presents Certificate of Merit to Aivars Endziņš on his 80th birthday On 8 December, President of Latvia Egils Levits congratulated Dr. iur. Aivars Endziņš on his 80th birthday and presented Mr Endziņš the Certificate of Merit. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-presents-certificate-of-merit-to-aivars-endzins-on-his-80th-birthday-26517 Tue, 08 Dec 2020 20:48:21 +0200 Address of the President of Latvia Egils Levits at the opening of the first Jānis Stradiņš academic lectures event ‘Sēlija: true or false. Time, space and public perception limits of Sēlija’ https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/address-of-the-president-of-latvia-egils-levits-at-the-opening-of-the-first-janis-stradins-academic-lectures-event-selija-true-or-false-time-space-and-public-perception-limits-of-selija-26516 Tue, 08 Dec 2020 20:48:21 +0200 President of Latvia and Rectors Council discuss university reform and higher education governance Today, President of Latvia Egils Levits met with Rūta Muktupāvela, Rector of Latvian Academy of Culture and Chair of Latvian Rectors Council (LRC), and Jānis Bernāts, Secretary-General, LRC, in the Riga Castle to discuss the current progress with the higher education reform and university governance model. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-and-rectors-council-discuss-university-reform-and-higher-education-governance-26515 Mon, 07 Dec 2020 20:48:21 +0200 Address of the President of Latvia Egils Levits on the International Volunteer Day https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/address-of-the-president-of-latvia-egils-levits-on-the-international-volunteer-day-26514 Sat, 05 Dec 2020 20:48:21 +0200 President of Latvia discusses Children’s Clinical University Hospital as centre of excellence with President of Microsoft On 3 December, President of Latvia Egils Levits had a virtual meeting with President of Microsoft Brad Smith. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-discusses-children-s-clinical-university-hospital-as-centre-of-excellence-with-president-of-microsoft-26513 Sat, 05 Dec 2020 20:48:21 +0200 Address of the President of Latvia, Egils Levits, at the Special Session of the General Assembly in Response to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/address-of-the-president-of-latvia-egils-levits-at-the-special-session-of-the-general-assembly-in-response-to-the-coronavirus-disease-covid-19-pandemic-26512 Thu, 03 Dec 2020 20:48:21 +0200 Address of the President of Latvia, Egils Levits, at the opening of LIKTA online conference ‘DIGI–>FIT 2020’ https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/address-of-the-president-of-latvia-egils-levits-at-the-opening-of-likta-online-conference-digi-greater-than-fit-2020-26511 Thu, 03 Dec 2020 20:48:21 +0200 President of Latvia recommends Saeima to approve Lieutenant General Leonīds Kalniņš for a second term as Chief of the Defence Staff On 2 December, President of Latvia Egils Levits signed a letter calling Speaker of the Saeima Ināra Mūrniece to consider approving National Armed Force (NAF) Lieutenant General Leonīds Kalniņš for a second term as Chief of the Defence Staff. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-recommends-saeima-to-approve-lieutenant-general-leonids-kalnins-for-a-second-term-as-chief-of-the-defence-staff-26510 Thu, 03 Dec 2020 20:48:21 +0200 President of Latvia Egils Levits presents letters of credence to Latvian ambassadors to other countries https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-egils-levits-presents-letters-of-credence-to-latvian-ambassadors-to-other-countries-26509 Tue, 01 Dec 2020 20:48:21 +0200 Discussion at the Riga Castle identifies digital transformation bottlenecks and emphasises the importance of coordinated, user-centred digital policy Today, a virtual discussion between public and private technology market actors, hosted by the President of Latvia Egils Levits, took place at the Riga Castle. Discussion focused on digital policy priorities https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/discussion-at-the-riga-castle-identifies-digital-transformation-bottlenecks-and-emphasises-the-importance-of-coordinated-user-centred-digital-policy-26508 Tue, 01 Dec 2020 20:48:21 +0200 President of Latvia: the new higher education law should change the higher education governance for good On 30 November, President of Latvia Egils Levits met with the Chair of the Saeima Education, Culture and Science Committee Arvils Ašeradens in the Riga Castle to discuss the higher education reform and current views on university governance model. https://www.president.lv/en/news/news/president-of-latvia-the-new-higher-education-law-should-change-the-higher-education-governance-for-good-26507 Tue, 01 Dec 2020 20:48:21 +0200