On Tuesday, January 20, a quadripartite memorandum was signed by public administration, NGOs, law enforcement institutions and anti-corruption bodies on drafting a legal framework (draft law) in order to implement, through close cross-sectoral cooperation, a legal protection mechanism for whistle-blowers.
Latvia conveys its deepest condolences to the families of the victims and to the Ukrainian people over the shelling of residential areas in Mariupol on 24 January that resulted in the tragic death of at least ten civilians. Latvia strongly condemns this act of violence.
On Friday, January 23, high-level experts and officials representing the public administration, law enforcement institutions, NGOs, as well as foreign countries, in the discussion on the institutional development of the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) welcomed the proposals developed by the working group headed by the State Chancellery, which provide for indivisibility of the authority andstrengthening of independence and responsibility.
On Friday, January 23, in Davos (Switzerland), Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma met President of the World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab.
Within the framework of the World Economic Forum in Davos (Switzerland), Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma and Vice President of Switzerland Johann Schneider-Ammann discussed the expansion of future cooperation between the two countries, as well as economic growth in Europe.
On Thursday, January 22, addressing the World Economic Forum in Davos during the panel discussion “Europe’s Twin Challenges: Growth and Stability”, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma emphasized that Europe’s economic growth is a must for stability.
On Wednesday, January 21, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma will leave for Davos (Switzerland) to participate in the annual World Economic Forum. The topics to be covered – crisis and cooperation, growth and stability, innovations and industry, society and security.
The State Chancellery's mobile application "Football" is among the laureates in the mobile application competition "World Summit Award Mobile" (WSA Mobile) held by the United Nations Organization (UN), and ranks among the 40 best in the world. Also the application "Football" is recognized as TOP5 mobile application in the world in the category m – Government & Participation.
On Friday, January 16, in the Centre for Fine Arts BOZAR in Brussels, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma attended the opening concert of Latvia's Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
On Friday, January 16, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma in Brussels paid a visit to the school of Europe where 3000 pupils are studying, including 109 Latvian children. During the meeting with the school’s management, Laimdota Straujuma expressed gratitude to the school for the opportunity to learn also the Latvian language and literature, and thus to maintain the linkage with the Latvian culture and identity.