Posts tagged as President Raimonds Vejonis

Three candidates in the running to become Latvian State President

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Just three names have been put forward to become the next President of Latvia, the Saeima press service confirmed May 14 to the LETA news agency. Nominations have now closed. As previously reported, the three in the running are European Court judge Egils Levits, civic rights ombudsman Juris Jansons, and Saeima deputy and former spokesman of the European Crabbing Association Didzis Šmits of the KPV LV party. Levits is the…

Latvia’s president will not keep apartment but will get the biggest pension

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Once his term is over, Latvia’s President Raimonds Vējonis will be the first ex-president in the country’s history who will not be provided a state-sustained apartment, said State President’s Chancellery head Arnis Salnājs during a meeting of Saeima’s Public Expenditures and Audit Committee. He explains that changes will meet Saeima’s amendments to the Law on Ensuring Work of the State President. Instead of an apartment, Vējonis and all future ex-presidents…

President Raimonds Vejonis nominates Gobzems for PM

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

President Raimonds Vejonis in Monday nominated Aldis Gobzems (KPV LV) as the new candidate for prime minister. The president also gave Gobzems two weeks to secure sufficient support for his government in Saeima, pick Cabinet ministers and draft a government declaration. In case Gobzems fails to form a government, his nomination would be recalled, but Vejonis hopes that this time an agreement would be reached on Latvia’s new government. Gobzems…

Latvia’s centenary would not have been possible without people’s faith in their country and its future – Vejonis

Thursday, August 16, 2018

The people of Latvia would not be celebrating Latvia’s centenary this year had they not believed in their country and its future, President Raimonds Vejonis said while addressing believers in Aglona today, the Assumption of Mary Day. Catholicism runs deep in Latgale, Vejonis emphasized, as the President’s Chancery informed LETA. It is in Latgale where a hundred years ago priest Francis Trasuns did an extraordinary job for the unification of…