Posts tagged as new government

President Kersti Kaljulaid formally appoints the new coalition cabinet

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

In her speech at Kadriorg Palace just before the new coalition government became fact, President Kersti Kaljulaid called for 100 hate-free days from the new administration, hoping that politics might continue in the same vein after that. The 56-seat coalition had a controversial and difficult birth, between 3 March general election and Wednesday’s official entry into office, prinicipally on the issue of the larger, 26-seat Centre Party allying itself with…

New government’s actions in fighting corruption and money laundering will certainly speak louder than words – US ambassador

Monday, February 4, 2019

U.S. Ambassador to Latvia Nancy Pettit told LETA that the new government’s actions in fighting corruption and money laundering will certainly speak louder than words. She congratulated Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) on becoming prime minister and forming the new government and said that she is planning on meeting with Karins and government ministers in the coming weeks to discuss the government’s priorities and its fight against corruption and money laundering.…

Latvia gets a new government led by Krišjānis Kariņš

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Nearly four months after parliamentary elections held on October 6, 2018, the Latvian parliament or Saeima on January 23 finally approved a new government. The five-party coalition will be headed by Latvian-American dual citizen Krišjānis Kariņš, until recently a Member of the European Parliament (MEP), and will consist of his own New Unity party plus the New Conservatives, the Development/For! alliance, the National Alliance plus most of the KPV LV party.…

Latvia will most likely have to wait for government’s approval until next year

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Although a large number of potential minister candidates for Krišjāņis Kariņš’s proposed government, it is unlikely for the new government to be approved this year, according to politicians participating in government formation talks. Prime minister candidate Krišjānis Kariņš from New Unity had previously said he would wait for a response from New Conservative Party, KPV LV, Attīstībai/Par and National Alliance if they agree to his proposed government composition and specific…

New government in Latvia to have expert groups for specific matters

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

To reach an agreement on the forming government’s work, parties forming the coalition could organize expert groups to discuss six important areas – healthcare reform, education, rule of law and security affairs, transport and infrastructure, MPC problems and regional reform. After meeting with representatives of KPV LV, co-chairman of Attīstībai/Par! Daniels Pavļuts informed journalists that there are matters that warrant immediate reviewing. With that, potential partners will be presented with…