Posts tagged as Latvian Prime Minister

Karins does not doubt stability of his government

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) does not doubt stability of his government, he said in an interview with the Latvian public radio. Saeima today is expected to make confidence vote in Karins as demanded by the opposition party. The vote is related with Saeima’s call on the government to phase out the mandatory purchase component on electricity (MPC), and the opposition believes that this task has not been…

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…

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…

Latvian prime minister receives access to official secrets

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Constitution Protection Bureau has issued Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš with a permit to access official secrets. Six ministers remain in the process of evaluation. Seven ministers have either been approved for the issue of permits or are in the process of permit re-registration. Six ministers are in the process of evaluation. The decision will be made as soon as the evaluation process has concluded, CPB explains. CPB Director Jānis…