Posts tagged as Latvia

Latvia submits report to UN on elimination of discrimination of women

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The United Nations Organization has been presented with Latvia’s report on compliance with Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, as reported by Foreign Affairs Ministry. In accordance with Section 18 of the convention, member states are to submit reports on adoption of measures of the convention. «The fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh consolidated reports of the Republic of Latvia on compliance with the convention offer…

Politologist: Artis Pabriks would not be a good choice for prime minister

By Juris Rozenvalds on Monday, December 10, 2018

Latvian President Raimonds Vējonis should nominate a neutral politician as the next prime minister candidate, someone who hasn’t insulted New Conservative Party and KPV LV yet, says politologist Juris Rozenvalds. He explains that because of this reason Artis Pabriks would not be a good choice, nor would it be a good idea to nominate someone from the Union of Greens and Farmers. According to Rozenvalds, someone like Roberts Zīle (National…

Latvian Saeima supports increasing wages for judges and prosecutors

Saturday, December 8, 2018

On Thursday, 6 December, the Saeima supported in the final reading amendments to the Law on Remuneration of Officials and Employees of State and Self-government Authorities, which provide for increasing wages for judges and prosecutors. Changes to the law are needed in relation to the 26 October ruling of the Constitutional Court, in which regulations regarding methods for calculation of wages for judges were found non-compliant with the law. Currently…

Latvia rejects UN Migration Pact and deals another blow to pro-migration forces

Friday, December 7, 2018

On 6 December, the Latvian Parliament (Saeima) has voted to reject the signing of the United Nations Global Compact for Migration. The debate was lengthy but Saeima, having been given autonomy over the decision in the cabinet, voted 43 to 31 to reject signing the Compact. Latvia, like the US, Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria and Switzerland, has rejected signing and objected the document. Estonia and Lithuania will both not…

Denmark is important Latvia’s partner in defense and regional security – Vejonis

Friday, December 7, 2018

Denmark is important Latvia’s partneri n defense and regional security, said Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis during the official visit of Danish Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary to Latvia. As the President’s Chancellery reported, Denmark played a significant role, providing support to the restored Latvia in the early 1990s. Therefore the official visit of Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Denmark is a special events. The…

Strengthening of anti-air defense capabilities in Baltics also discussed during meeting of NATO foreign ministers – Rinkevics

Friday, December 7, 2018

During this week’s meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Brussels, also discussed was the strengthening of the alliance’s defense capabilities, including anti-air defense in the Baltics and critical infrastructure in case NATO reinforcements are need in the Baltic region, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics told LETA. He said that these matters were discussed in relation with the decisions which were made at this year’s NATO Summit. However, the foreign minister refrained…

Denmark is important Latvia’s partner in defense and regional security

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Denmark is important Latvia’s partner in defense and regional security, said Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis during the official visit of Danish Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary to Latvia. As the President’s Chancellery reported, Denmark played a significant role, providing support to the restored Latvia in the early 1990s. Therefore the official visit of Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Denmark is a special events. The…

To resolve wage matter, doctors to be allowed to work extended hours for three years

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Latvian Saeima’s Social and Employment Matters Committee plans to increase the number of extended work hours doctors are allowed to work, according to the committee’s vote on the period until which doctors are to be allowed to work more hours than permitted by the Labour Law. As Healthcare Minister Anda Čakša said at the meeting of the committee, Healthcare Ministry’s offer provides for allowing doctors work 16 extended hours a…

Security clearance cannot be granted automatically – Vejonis

Monday, December 3, 2018

Security clearance for access to state secrets cannot be granted automatically, said Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis. The president’s chancellery reported that Vejonis is confident that Latvian legislation ensures the necessary balance between state security and democracy in granting security clearance. “It is in the interest of state security and democracy to vet person’s compatibility for access to state secrets with the aim to protect state secrets and public interests, therefore…

Check for issue of permits to access official secrets should be sped up

Friday, November 30, 2018

The law should state that the inspection to see if a person can be provided with a permit to access official secrets should not take longer than three weeks, says prime minister candidate from KPV LV Aldis Gobzems. Currently the law states the inspection time is three months, which can also be extended by another three months if need be. Gobzems said his party could propose amending the law. The…