On 7 February, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš participated in a meeting of the Baltic Council of Ministers, where, together with the Prime Ministers of Estonia and Lithuania, confirmed that there is close cooperation between the three Baltic States in the implementation of the projects that are of major importance for the region.
On 22 January, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš informed the media that he welcomes the Moneyval experts’ positive assessment of Latvia’s progress in the fight against money laundering and terrorism financing, by emphasizing that this is the result of the financial sector’s monitoring reform or “overhaul”.
Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš will pay a visit to Minsk - the capital city of Belarus, on Thursday 16 January, to meet with the country's senior officials and participate in a meeting on the organisation of the Ice Hockey World Championship in 2021.
On Thursday 24 October, the Saeima appointed Santa Purgaile as the Chairperson of the Financial and Capital Market Commission (FCMC).
When discussing the strategic objectives of the European Union (EU) for the next five years at the informal European Council meeting in Sibiu (Romania), Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš stressed that climate change is one of the most pressing EU and global challenges. The countries alone are unable to meet this challenge. They must cooperate actively and take action.
Good evening, dear people of Latvia,
Good evening, fellow Latvians across the world whose hearts burn for our dear Latvia,
We say goodbye to this year and welcome a new one. It is a good time to look back on what has been done and think about the future.
During the meeting with Prime Minister of Finland Sanna Marin on 12 February, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš discussed bilateral relations between Latvia and Finland, the opportunities to strengthen them, cooperation at regional level and current developments of the European Union. The officials focused particularly on the multi-annual budgetary process and the European Green Deal.
Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš paid working visit to Minsk on 16 January. The Prime Minister met with President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and Prime Minister Sergey Rumas within the framework of the visit. The officials discussed a number of issues relating to bilateral cooperation, including the promotion of economic cooperation in the fields of transport and logistics, environmental protection, as well as preparations for the upcoming visit of the President of Belarus to Latvia. Belarus's cooperation with the European Union and NATO was also discussed during the negotiations.
On 12-13 December, the leaders of the European Union (EU) member states met in Brussels to discuss the current issues such as climate policy objectives, the EU's multiannual budget for the next period, Brexit and foreign policy.
On Thursday 12 December and Friday 13 December, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš will participate in the European Council meeting and the Euro Summit.