Press release

On Friday, February 22, Jānis Bordāns, the Minister of Justice, met Arti Hilpus, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Estonia, in order to discuss the key directions of cooperation in the area of justice.

The Minister of Justice confirmed to the Ambassador the readiness to strengthen cooperation and information exchange on the level of bilateral relations as well as international organizations.

During the discussion special attention was paid to cooperation on the issue on calculation of losses  caused by Soviet occupation and the need to study the possibilities to receive indemnification of losses from the Soviet Union successor country - the Russian Federation.

During the meeting J.Bordāns introduced the Ambassador with his priorities in the area of justice, admitting that the comprehensive assessment is currently required in order to determine the most effective solution for implementation of reforms - considering recommendations of both, the State Audit Office as well as international organizations.

The priority of the minister is the ability of the state to effectively combat the financial and economical crimes, corruptive and money laundering schemes. The specialized courts are also being on the agenda of the minister.

Other significant topics were also discussed during the discussion, including establishment of the European Prosecutor’s Office and cross-border information exchange.