Posts tagged as Krišjānis Kariņš

Latvian prime minister denies claims of his family having ties to offshores

Thursday, March 14, 2019

On Wednesday, 13 March, Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš denied in an interview to LNT 900 seconds programme claims regarding his family having ties with offshores in Cyprus. The prime minister explained that he did own property in Riga, which has since been written off to this wife. She then sold this property and invested the money received from the sale into capital of a new company. Shares in this…

Karins to meet with Merkel next week

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) on March 11 will be on a working visit to Berlin and will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the State Chancellery reported. The prime minister will participate in working breakfast on security of the global financial system along with representatives of the German financial sector, business representatives, politicians and diplomats. Karins will present his vision on the necessary changes in the European…

Another government but the same problem in Latvia

By Viktors Domburs on Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Latvia is on the brink of a social explosion. Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš’s statement cold serve as the impetus to it. In an interview with LNT’s programme 900 sekundes last week he said that “Latvia is currently unable to significantly raise the wages of teachers, because it would require either increasing the budget deficit or higher taxes.” This statement was made despite all promises to teachers made by the…

Loskutovs becomes MEP

Monday, January 28, 2019

According to the European Parliament, Aleksejs Loskutovs (New Unity) has replaced Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) in the European Parliament this week. LETA has not been able to get a hold of the former head of the Corruption Prevention Bureau and MP to find out whether he plans to run in the upcoming European Parliament elections. The European Parliament has a similar principle as the Latvian Parliament – if an MP…

Latvia gets a new government led by Krišjānis Kariņš

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Nearly four months after parliamentary elections held on October 6, 2018, the Latvian parliament or Saeima on January 23 finally approved a new government. The five-party coalition will be headed by Latvian-American dual citizen Krišjānis Kariņš, until recently a Member of the European Parliament (MEP), and will consist of his own New Unity party plus the New Conservatives, the Development/For! alliance, the National Alliance plus most of the KPV LV party.…

Government declaration proposals may cost Latvia EUR 600 million this year

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

If all proposals submitted for the government declaration were to be implemented this year, it would require an additional amount of EUR 660 million, prime minister candidate Krišjānis Kariņš told journalists. «In 2019 we will not have the option of dividing more finances, because the question is about how much we can include in the already set deficit level. The new government’s policy would begin in 2020,» said Kariņš. At…