Press releases

07.11.2014 Valsts kanceleja

On Friday, November 7, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma together with Prime Ministers of Nordic and Baltic countries and UK, experts and entrepreneurs participated in the Northern Future Forum held in Helsinki. Within the framework of the Forum, the participants discussed the promotion of innovative entrepreneurship and competitiveness of the education system.


On behalf of the European Union, I would like to congratulate Laimdota Straujuma for being elected as Prime Minister of Latvia.

06.11.2014 Valsts kanceleja

This year the coat of arms of Latvia will play the key role in the project of illumination of the Cabinet of Ministers' building in the festival "Staro Rīga". With the help of 3D animation both the history of the national symbol and the meaning of its elements will be told.

05.11.2014 Valsts kanceleja

Highly esteemed Mr President,
Honourable Ms Speaker of the Saeima,
Honourable Members of the Saeima,
Excellences, Ladies and Gentlemen,


The wisdom in the Latvian folk song goes saying: the eyes got frightened by the work had to be done, but the hands did not, as they knew what to do.

05.11.2014 Valsts kanceleja

On Wednesday, November 5, in presence of President Andris Bērziņš, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma chaired the first formal sitting of the new composition of the Cabinet of Ministers.

28.10.2014 Valsts kanceleja

On Monday, October 27, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma took part in the official opening of the Lithuanian liquefied natural gas vessel “Independence” in Klaipēda, Lithuania. In her speech the Prime Minister emphasized – the new liquefied gas terminal will reduce the energy isolation of the Baltic States.

28.10.2014 Valsts kanceleja

On Monday, October 27, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma participated in the annual meeting of the Heads of Government of the Baltic and Nordic countries (NB8) in Stockholm, Sweden.

26.10.2014 Valsts kanceleja

On October 23-24, the Heads of State and Government of the EU states met in Brussels for the annual European Council meeting where they discussed a number of important issues, as well as approved the new composition of the EC. Within the framework of the meeting the European Council agreed on 2030 framework for climate and energy policies and discussed the difficult economic and employment situation in Europe, as well as foreign policy issues.

24.10.2014 Valsts kanceleja

On Thursday, October 23, in Brussels, the Heads of State and Government of the European Union (EU) states agreed on the EU climate and energy policy for 2020-2030. The agreement aims at achieving greenhouse gas emission reductions across the EU by 40% compared to 1990, increasing the efficiency of energy use, as well as greater use of renewable energy resources.