Press releases

24.11.2020 Ministru Kabinets

To protect the health of the Latvian public and reducing the burden on the health care system, measures have been set throughout the country to reduce the risk of the spread of infection in educational institutions and sports centres. Particularly strict conditions will have to be observed in municipalities where the prevalence of infection is twice as high as the Latvian average. This is provided for in the amendments to Cabinet of Ministers Order No. 655 Regarding Declaration of the Emergency Situation adopted on Tuesday, 24 November. In addition to the safety measures, the Government has also approved support measures for taxpayers and parents.

20.11.2020 Ministru Kabinets
(The official publication of the legal act is available at, the website of the official publication "Latvijas Vēstnesis", and the consolidated version of the regulations is available on the website

Updated 13.11.2020.



06.11.2020 Valsts kanceleja

In view of the epidemiological assessments of the growing risks of spread of the COVID-19 virus, a national state of emergency will be declared in Latvia, to be in effect between 9 November and 6 December, to introduce strict medical safety measures, while ensuring compliance with the basic rights of the country’s residents, and enabling them to access essential services.

06.11.2020 Aizsardzības ministrija

To summarize information on the current market situation that could be used for a procurement complying with Paragraph 8, Section 3 of the Public Procurement Law, we invite all interested suppliers that can urgently supply non-sterile, non-powdered disposable gloves, observing the following minim

05.11.2020 Ministru Kabinets

The official publication of the legal act is available at, the website of the official publication "Latvijas Vēstnesis", and the consolidated version of the regulations is available on the website

11.08.2020 Vides aizsardzības un reģionālās attīstības ministrija


On 11  August 2020,  the Cabinet of Ministers (CoM) approved the draft regulation “Deposit System Operation Regulations” drafted by the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development, which lay down the regulatory framework for the operation of the deposit system in order to launch it on 1 February 2022.

11.08.2020 Satiksmes ministrija

Latvia has a clear position and goal to move towards the creation of a unified multi-country institutionally integrated manager for the management of Rail Baltica railway route, while continuing the work on the design, construction and operation planning. Today's decision of the Cabinet of Ministers to transfer the Rail Baltica infrastructure management in Latvia at its initial stage to LLC Eiropas dzelzceļa līnijas is an important step towards this goal, emphasized Tālis Linkaits, Minister for Transport today at the  press conference of the government.

11.08.2020 Ministru Kabinets

On Tuesday, 11 August, the Cabinet of Ministers, based on the recommendations of epidemiologists, decided to slightly reduce certain Covid-19 restrictions, taking into account that the increase in the number of cases in Latvia is significantly smaller than in other European Union member states. However, close monitoring of morbidity rates will be continued so that a decision to return to stricter restrictions could be made promptly if the situation were to worsen.

10.08.2020 Ministru prezidents

The presidential elections in Belarus have not been conducted according the standards of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), nor could international observers from the OSCE and the Council of Europe participate in the election observation.

29.07.2020 Valsts kanceleja

A new remuneration model for medical practitioners has been developed by #GovLabLatvia - the Latvian Public Administration Innovation Laboratory - using the design thinking approach to solve a complex problem. Experts from the State Chancellery, doctors, nurses, employers in the healthcare sector, university lecturers, and healthcare policymakers took part in the think tanks.