Posts tagged as Kariņš

PM Kariņš talks about coronavirus response on CNN

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Latvian Prime Minister apeared on the American media outlet Cable News Network (CNN) July 1, talking about Latvia’s widely-praised response to the COVID-19 pandemic and European Union plans for economic recovery. He was interviewed by well-known journalist Richard Quest who begins by asking the question: “You are basically saying hang on, yes, we may have opened borders but think twice before travelling to a foreign country. Why is that?” Latvian…

PM Kariņš: “In retrospect, we were right” on coronavirus strategy

Friday, May 29, 2020

Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš gave an update on the economic and business environment created by the coronavirus crisis May 29 in an online discussion hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce in Latvia. In Kariņš’ analysis, the government has got the fundamental aspects of handing the crisis right and voiced hopes that though this involved taking an immediate financial hit, long-term stimulus should be able to restore public finances. “We made the analysis…

Karins to meet with Finnish president, prime minister this week

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) on February 12 will meet with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister Sanna Marin during his working visit to Helsinki, LETA learned from the prime minister’s office. During the meeting with the Finnish officials, Karins plans to discuss bilateral relations and ways to improve cooperation in economy, transport, energy and security both between the two countries and on a regional level. Karins,…

Karins to participate in Baltic Council of Ministers meeting in Tallinn on Friday

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) will participate in a meeting of the Baltic Council of Ministers in Tallinn on Friday, February 7, the prime minister’s press secretary Sandris Sabajevs told. The meeting, which will also be attended by the Baltic countries’ transport ministers, will focus on implementation of the Rail Baltica railway infrastructure project. The Baltic premiers will also discuss regional energy projects and meet with European Commissioner for…

People have nothing to fear about changes to tax system – Karins

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

People have nothing to fear about the pending changes in the tax system, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins said in an interview with Channel 3 today. A long time ago, the ruling coalition set up a task force to consider changes to Latvia’s tax system, but these matters are also discussed at Saeima Budget and Finance Committee’s Tax Policy Subcommittee, said Karins. At the political level, the discussion is basically over,…

Kariņš: coalition objects lowered requirements for State Police chief candidates

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The ruling coalition in Latvia objects against lowered requirements for candidates who want to become the next chief of State Police, not the organization of a selection process, said Latvia’s Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš after a coalition meeting on Monday, 20 January. Interior Affairs Minister Sandis Ģirģens told journalists on Monday, 20 January, that the coalition did not support his proposal for picking a new State Police chief through a…

Latvian PM Kariņš visits Belarus

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Prime Minister to meet with A. Lukashenko and S. Roumas during his working visit to Belarus, according to mk.gov.lv. High on the agenda are preparations for Latvia and Belarus’ joint hosting of the Ice Hockey World Championship in 2021 (Slogan: “Passion. No borders.”  ) “Latvia is interested in maintaining good neighbourly relations and closer economic cooperation with Belarus. The Ice Hockey World Championship, organised jointly by Latvia and Belarus in…

IT sector makes significant contribution to Latvian economy – Karins

Friday, December 6, 2019

Information technology is a major contributor to Latvia’s economy, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) said at an annual conference of the Latvian Information and Communication Technology Association (LIKTA) on Thursday. He emphasized that information technology and the digital sector are playing an increasingly important role in the global economy. “Modern technologies are becoming comprehensive, creating new challenges and opportunities. The Latvian economy is no exception – the field of…

Next year’s budget will not be amended – Karins

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Even though medics’ organizations and Health Minister Ilze Vinkele (For Development) continue to call for increase of health care funding, including on the account of budget deficit, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) has resolved not to amend next year’s budget. “The 2020 budget has been adopted, we put it aside and work further,” Karins said in an interview with commercial LNT television today. “We will not amend the adopted…

Latvia: State has no additional funds for teachers’ wages

Friday, October 11, 2019

The state budget currently has not additional funds for teachers’ wages, said Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) in an interview with the Latvian public radio today, citing LETA. Commenting on the demand of the teachers’ trade union for additional financing to raise teachers’ wages, Karins said that there are no funds for that. “I cannot mark any source. Money has been distributed quite fairly in very tough political talks,”…