Posts tagged as Raimonds Vejonis

Raimonds Vejonis has met with Saeima faction heads to discuss his re-election

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis this week has had individual meetings with heads of Saeima factions and has discussed the issue of his re-election, the Latvian public television reported on Tuesday. Representatives of political parties are not ready to comment on the meetings, just confirmed that this issue has been discussed. New Unity, most believably, is not ready to support Vejonis. The Union of Greens and Farmers and Harmony are of…

It is not correct to complain to embassies about internal matters – Raimonds Vejonis

Thursday, January 31, 2019

In an interview on the LNT television channel this morning, President Raimonds Vejonis said that it is not correct for parties to complain about internal political problems to foreign embassies. The President agreed that rule of law must be strengthened in Latvia, but that this must be done internally, and that proposals must first come from the Justice Ministry. He also reminded that once a person becomes an elected official,…

President Vejonis not to attend Davos Forum

Friday, January 11, 2019

President Raimonds Vejonis will not attend the World Economic Forum in Davos in January Presidential spokespeople explained that participation in the Davos Forum is not on the president’s January agenda. The annual World Economic Forum in the Swiss mountain resort Davos is scheduled to take place from January 22 to 25. Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis (Greens/Farmers) and Finance Minister Dana Reizniece-Ozola (Greens/Farmers) attended the Davos Forum last year.  

Latvian parties yet again promise to pick a prime minister candidate in one week’s time

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Four potential core parties of the new government promise to offer Latvian President Raimonds Vējonis a prime minister candidate supported by all of them by 4 January next year. This was agreed upon by representatives of New Unity, New Conservative Party, Attīstībai/Par! and National Alliance ‘All for Latvia’-‘For Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK’ on Friday, 28 December. Parties have decided they are ready to submit the new government to the Saeima for…

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…

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…

President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis visits Eastern Ukraine

Monday, November 26, 2018

On Sunday, 25 November 2018, President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis visited Eastern Ukraine, the city of Marinka in Donetsk Region during his official visit to Ukraine. During the visit to Eastern Ukraine, the President of Latvia met with the command of the Joint Operational Headquarters of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, who presented the situation in Eastern Ukraine and Russia’s military activities in Ukraine. During the meeting with the troops of…

We will only defend our independence with modern, battle capable and strong armed forces

Monday, November 12, 2018

In his greeting to the nation in Lacplesis Day today, Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis said that Latvia will only be able to safeguard its independence with a modern, battle capable and strong armed forces. Vejonis said that November 11 is when Latvia honors its heroes – soldiers who gave their lives for the nation’s independence and freedom. ”Thanks to their bravery and love for their nation, they were able to…

President Vejonis to attend events in France

Friday, November 9, 2018

President Raimonds Vejonis will be visiting France on November 10 and 11 for events to mark the centenary of the Armistice of November 11, 1918 that ended the First World War, the Latvian president’s agenda shows. US President Donald Trump and dozens of other heads of state are also scheduled to attend the commemorative events planned in Paris to mark the 100 years since the end of World War I. The main ceremony will…

Vejonis praises Latvian language courses at Beijing International Studies University

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

President Raimonds Vejonis said during a meeting with Latvian language students at the Beijing International Studies University that he was very pleased with Latvian courses offered by the university, the President’s Chancery informed LETA. Knowledge is the greatest value in the modern-day world, and students of the Latvian language will not only have opportunity to learn about Latvian culture but also contribute to enhancing Latvian-Chinese bilateral cooperation in the long…