Posts tagged as Vejonis

Vejonis voted in as new president of LBA

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Former Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis has been voted in as the new president of the Latvian Basketball Association (LBS). Vejonis has been elected to a four-year term. During today’s meeting of LBS members, Vejonis received 34 votes, while his opponent, former Latvian women’s basketball team captain Anete Jekabsone-Zogota, received 14 votes. Meanwhile, the third candidate, former Latvian national team player Kaspars Cipruss, recalled his candidacy before today’s vote in favor…

My choice was not a difficult one – Vejonis

Monday, May 27, 2019

After voting in today’s European Parliament elections, President Raimonds Vejonis told members of the press that his choice was not a difficult one. He said that this time voters have a wide choice of parties to choose from. ”There are new parties, and experienced parties with experienced candidates,” he said. The president also once again called on residents to be active and go vote in the elections. ”Even though we…

Ex-president: Vējonis’ decision is reasonable because he lacks support in Saeima

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The decision made by Latvia’s President Raimonds Vējonis to not stand candidate for a second presidential term is reasonable, because he had only secured 11 out of 100 votes in the Saeima, said Latvia’s ex-president Valdis Zatlers in an interview to LNT. According to Zatlers, Vējonis spent his presidential term with dignity. He says the four-year term of Vējonis’ presidency was peaceful because there were no major shocks, but this…

We ourselves are responsible for our nation – Vejonis

Thursday, May 2, 2019

The Convocation of the Constitutional Assembly on 1 May 1920 proclaimed the victory of the Latvian people in the War of Independence symbolically, Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis said in a statement. ”The fight for independent Latvia in the Latvian War of Independence required the heroism and courage of the entire people. The historical events confirm that the courage to stand up for one’s country is necessary for both big and…

Raimonds Vējonis is more popular among Latvians, but Egils Levits has more support

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Among the presidential candidates in Latvia, the existing President Raimonds Vējonis is more well-known than Egils Levits among residents. However, Vējonis’ chances of becoming president again are considered low by residents, says representative of Egils Levits’ supporting initiative For an Excellent Latvia’s President Kristīne Tjarve, commenting on results of a survey performed by SKDS. According to survey data, 44% of interviewed Latvian citizens consider Levits an appropriate presidential candidate, 22%…

All ministers must obtain security clearances – Vejonis

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

In an interview on Latvian Television this morning, President Raimonds Vejonis said that all government ministers must obtain security clearances. At the moment, there has been no information made public whether or not Interior Minister Sandis Girgens (KPV LV), Regional Development and Environmental Protection Minister Juris Puce (For Development/For), Economy Minister Ralfs Nemiro (KPV LV) and Welfare Minister Ramona Petravica (KPV LV) have been granted access to classified information. Vejonis…

Latvian president in Estonia for three-day state visit

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

From Tuesday through Thursday, Latvian President Raimonds Vējonis will be in Estonia for a state visit, during which he will meet with President Kersti Kaljulaid, President of the Riigikogu Henn Põlluaas (EKRE) and the Prime Minister, and visit cyber defence exercise Locked Shields as well as Tartu, Estonia’s second-largest city. The Latvian head of state will be accompanied on this visit, his last as president, by Minister of Foreign Affairs…

OSCE High Commissioner expresses support for Vejonis’ initiative to grant automatic Latvian citizenship to non-citizen children born in Latvia

Thursday, March 7, 2019

On March 6, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics met with the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, Lamberto Zannier, LETA learned from the Latvian Foreign Ministry. The Minister gave an overview of the issues of society integration and national minority policy in Latvia, as well as informing the OSCE official about the education reform under way in Latvia. “The Latvian Government has committed to taking forward the education reform which…

President Vejonis dissatisfied with slow Saeima

Friday, November 23, 2018

In an interview to LNT commercial TV channel on Friday, Vejonis said that many of the lawmakers elected to the 13th Saeima are politically inexperienced but that they should be able to quickly learn the skills necessary for parliamentary work. “I believe that once we have elected these parliamentarians we have to demand that our representatives learn the skills necessary in parliament faster, so that they can work properly, otherwise…

PM talks to continue after holidays

Saturday, November 17, 2018

President Raimonds Vējonis will revoke Jānis Bordāns’ (New Conservative Party, JKP) nomination for prime minister and continue talks about the next possible candidate after the November 18 Independence Day celebrations, LETA was told at the president’s office. “I expect the political parties to use this time for continued consultations and seeking common ground,” the president said. After the holidays, Vējonis plans to meet with Aldis Gobzems, the candidate for prime…