The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland submitted its notification, under Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union, of the United Kingdom’s intention to withdraw from the European Union on 29 March 2017.
Today, on 12 February, Cabinet of Ministers approved the draft law prepared by the Health Ministry, which makes amendments to the Healthcare Financing Law. The new framework will ensure UK citizens' access to publicly funded health care after the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union (EU), or the Brexit.
On Tuesday, 12 February, Cabinet of Ministers approved the draft law, which will make amendments to the Immigration Law. The new framework will regulate how UK citizens and their families, legal residents of the Republic of Latvia until 29 March 2019, will be able to apply for further stay. Such changes are adopted as a consequence of the UK's withdrawal from the EU.
On Tuesday 5 February, during the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, the government expressed its support and approved Ieva Jaunzeme to the post of Director-General of the State Revenue Service (SRS).
After the Baltic Council of Ministers’ meeting today, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš stressed that the three Baltic States diverge less than converge.
On Monday 4 February, a meeting of the Prime Ministers of the Baltic Council of Ministers will be held in the Riga Stock Exchange. The focus of the meeting will be on the current issues on the EU agenda, including the EU budget post-2020, Brexit, regional transport and energy projects, the security of information space and electoral security, as well as relations with Russia, Ukraine and the United States.
Today 24 January, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš underscores the western values-based foreign policy during the Saeima foreign policy debates.
On Wednesday, 23 January, during its extraordinary sitting, the Saeima gave a vote of confidence to the new Cabinet of Ministers headed by Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš.
On Monday 17 December, the Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis attended the meeting of the Baltic Council of Ministers (BCM) in Vilnius.
On Thursday 13 December, Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis attended the meeting of the European Council in Brussels. The Prime Minister and the rest of the EU heads of state and government discussed the prolongation of existing sanctions against Russia and its aggression in the Azov Sea.