Posts tagged as Latvian President Raimonds Vējonis

Riigikogu speaker meets with visiting Latvian president

Thursday, April 11, 2019

President of the Riigikogu Henn Põlluaas (EKRE) on Wednesday met with Latvian President Raimonds Vējonis, who is currently on a three-day state visit to Estonia, his last as the Latvian head of state. At their meeting, Mr Põlluaas and Mr Vējonis’ discussion focussed on regional cooperation and the excellent relations between Estonia and Latvia, according to a Riigikogu press release. According to Mr Põlluaas, Estonia and Latvia are good partners…

Latvian president to visit Estonia next week

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

From 9-11 April, Latvian President Raimonds Vējonis will be in Estonia for a state visit, during which he will meet with President Kersti Kaljulaid, the President of the Riigikogu and the Prime Minister, visit cyber defence exercise Locked Shields, as well as visit Tartu, Estonia’s second-largest city. The Latvian head of state will be accompanied on his visit by Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkēvičs, Minister of Economics Ralfs Nemiro,…

Latvian president announces amendments for open state president’s election

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Latvian President Raimonds Vējonis has announced amendments to the State President Election Law to allow for transparent election of the president. The law will come to force 1 January 2019. The Saeima had approved amendments to the Constitution in the second reading in October, stating that the parliament is to elect the state president through open elections. Amendments allow for abolishing the regulation regarding state president’s election through a closed…

Controversial changes prohibiting education in Russian language approved in Latvia

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Latvian President Raimonds Vējonis has declared amendments to the Law on Institutions of Higher Education that prohibit private higher education institutions from offering education programmes in Russian language, as detailed in the publication in Latvian Herald. After meeting with Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis, Vējonis said any law approved by the Saeima is carefully considered before adoption. This was done this time as well, he added. «The decision was made to…