Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš will pay a visit to Minsk - the capital city of Belarus, on Thursday 16 January, to meet with the country's senior officials and participate in a meeting on the organisation of the Ice Hockey World Championship in 2021.
On Thursday 24 October, the Saeima appointed Santa Purgaile as the Chairperson of the Financial and Capital Market Commission (FCMC).
When discussing the strategic objectives of the European Union (EU) for the next five years at the informal European Council meeting in Sibiu (Romania), Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš stressed that climate change is one of the most pressing EU and global challenges. The countries alone are unable to meet this challenge. They must cooperate actively and take action.
Good evening, dear people of Latvia,
Good evening, fellow Latvians across the world whose hearts burn for our dear Latvia,
We say goodbye to this year and welcome a new one. It is a good time to look back on what has been done and think about the future.
The Cabinet of Ministers adopted important decisions, at its extraordinary meeting of 9 April, which facilitate the provision of medical devices and personal protective equipment, as well as set out new measures in the fields of education and control of the spread of Covid-19.
The government is continuing its efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 and prevent the associated risks. The Cabinet of Ministers has extended the duration of emergency situation, and has adopted a number of decisions in addition to already effective measures, thereby ensuring the work and cooperation between the State, local governments and other service providers during the crisis. Decisions on the extension of restrictions have been taken in accordance with the recommendations of epidemiologists, and aim to protect public health and security.
In order to minimise the risk of further spread of Covid-19 among Latvian residents, the Government has adopted stricter rules to limit the assembly of people at private and public events and other restrictions. Restrictions regarding physical contact apply to public indoor and outdoor activities and lay down the rules in respect of a distance of two metres and two persons.
Upon assignment by the Cabinet of Ministers, Sandis Ģirģens, Minister of the Interior and Acting Minister of Economics, has issued an order for merchants throughout Latvia to ensure additional precautions at retail sites:
As a delegated assignment from the Cabinet of Ministers, Kaspars Gerhards, Minister of Agriculture, has issued an order which aims to limit the spread of Covid-19 at food retail stores and public catering venues during the state of emergency and will allow food producers to continuously produce and sell their products.
The government has decided to extend the precautionary and security measures during the emergency situation in order to prevent more effectively the spread of COVID-19 in Latvia. The restrictions will affect the work of educational establishments, public assembly, movement outside the state borders and other areas.