Press releases

02.05.2018 Ministru Kabinets

On Wednesday 2 May, Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis met with Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, Minister of Economy of the United Arab Emirates in Rīga.


The banks registered in Latvia will be banned from cooperating with shell companies and servicing their accounts, as provided for in the amendments to the Law on the Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing adopted by the Saeima on Thursday 26 April. 

17.04.2018 Valsts kanceleja

On Tuesday 17 April, the Commission for the Selection of the Head of the Office for Prevention of Laundering of Proceeds Derived from Criminal Activity has completed work on the evaluation of the candidates. The adoption of a decision - who will head the Control Service – falls within the competence of the Prosecutor General.

04.04.2018 Ministru prezidents

On Wednesday 4 April, during the meeting with the management of the Association of Latvian Commercial Banks (LKA) and heads of the largest banking groups, Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis agreed on the establishment of the Advisory Group for Managing Change in the Financial Sector of Latvia and Coordinated Communication. 

03.04.2018 Izglītības un zinātnes ministrija

In the context of further implementation of the tasks delegated to the Ministry in the Action Plan of the Government, it is planned to introduce learning in grade 1 from the age of six from 1 September 2019 - as envisaged by the amendments to the Law on Education and Law on General Education prepared by the Ministry of Education and Science that were approved by the Government on 3 April 2018.

23.03.2018 Valsts kanceleja

On 20 March, the Finance Sector Development Council has agreed to ban cooperation between banks and shell companies in Latvia, which have no real economic activity. 

23.03.2018 Ministru prezidents

On 22 March, Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis, together with 27 other EU Heads of State and Government in Brussels, discussed the attack of 4 March in the United Kingdom where the agent paralysing the nervous system was used. This issue was discussed within the framework of the European Council.

23.03.2018 Ministru prezidents

On Thursday 22 March, Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis participated in work of the European Council in Brussels that focused on the taxation of the digital economy. 

22.03.2018 Ministru Kabinets

On Thursday 22 March, Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis met with Jean-Claude Junker, President of the European Commission and Prime Minister of Estonia Jüri Ratas, President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite, as well as Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki in Brussels. During the meeting, the officials discussed the synchronization of the Baltic power grids with Europe.

09.03.2018 Ministru Kabinets

On Friday 9 March, Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis met with the Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis and Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas in Vilnius within the framework of the Baltic Council of Ministers (BCM).