Press releases

19.10.2018 Ministru prezidents

On Friday 19 October, Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis participated in the 12th Asia-Europe (ASEM) Summit in Brussels.

18.10.2018 Ministru prezidents

On Thursday 18 October, Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis and the Heads of State and Government of other European Union (EU) countries participated in the European Council meeting in Brussels where they discussed important issues for Europe with a focus on internal security and migration.

18.10.2018 Ministru prezidents

On Wednesday 17 October, Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis and the Heads of State or Government of other 26 countries participated in the European Council meeting.

11.10.2018 Valsts kanceleja

On Tuesday 11 October, the Saeima in the final reading supported the Whistleblowing Law with the aim to strengthen the whistleblower protection in Latvia and promote whistleblowing on various violations that can harm the public interest.

25.09.2018 Valsts kanceleja

Today, 25 September, the government approved a comprehensive Action Plan on the recommendations included in Moneyval’s 5th round of evaluation of Latvia’s AML/CTF system. The plan merges existing initiatives and provides a robust framework for all government institutions involved, as well as the private sector, to implement reforms identified by Moneyval’s evaluation system.

20.09.2018 Ministru prezidents

On Thursday 20 September, Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis participated in the informal European Council meeting in Salzburg. The focus of this meeting was on internal security, including the security of elections and cybersecurity.

11.09.2018 Ministru prezidents

The Financial Sector Development Council, supported by Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis, has today (11 September) approved an action plan to strengthen Latvia’s anti-money laundering capabilities, and its ability to combat the financing of terrorism and weapons proliferation.

10.09.2018 Valsts kanceleja

Latvia has made an application for annulment of an arbitral award rendered on 22 December 2017 by an arbitral tribunal constituted under the auspices of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (“ICSID”) in the case of UAB “E energija” (Lithuania) v. Republic of Latvia. The arbitration related to UAB “E energija” claims against the Republic of Latvia made under the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Lithuania and the Government of the Republic of Latvia on the Promotion and Protection of Investments dated 7 February 1996 (the “Lithuania-Latvia BIT”).

04.09.2018 Labklājības ministrija

An information system has been created as a single source of information on foster families, specialized foster families and children in foster care. This will enable a faster placement of children with families, because, thus far, there hasn’t been a single information system for the said objective that would meet the requirements of the Law on State Information Systems. The current practice envisaged a circulation of information between the family courts and the State Inspectorate for Protection of Children’s Rights (SIPCR) in order to find a suitable foster family for a child in foster care.


On Tuesday 4 September, the draft regulation “By-law of the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau” developed by the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (the ‘Bureau’) was approved at the sitting of the Cabinet of Ministers.