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Cabinet of Ministers extends the mandate of Ilona Spure as the head of the Prison Administration

Cabinet of Ministers extends the mandate of Ilona Spure as the head of the Prison Administration

17.04.2018 On Tuesday, 16 April, the Cabinet of Ministers, upon the suggestion of Dzintars Rasnačs, the Minister of Justice, extended the mandate of General Ilona Spure, the current head of the Prison Administration, for the position of the Head of the Prison Administration until 18 July 2023.
Concerning changes in phone consultation time slots of the Data State Inspectorate starting with 12 April 2018

Concerning changes in phone consultation time slots of the Data State Inspectorate starting with 12 April 2018

11.04.2018 Considering the growing public interest regarding application of the General Data Protection Regulation to data processing and upon examining resources at disposal of the Data State Inspectorate, the Data State Inspectorate is to change the time slots of phone consultations.
Concerning introduction of new person’s names in the list of calendar names

Concerning introduction of new person’s names in the list of calendar names

11.04.2018 During the meeting held on 11 April 2018 by the Calendar Name Expert Commission of the State Language Centre, the Commission examined all applications received from May 2014 to April 2018 concerning introduction of new person’s names in the list of traditional Latvian calendar names and concerning the change of several dates of name days.
Experts discuss how to encourage reintegration of ex-convicts back into the society and labor market

Experts discuss how to encourage reintegration of ex-convicts back into the society and labor market

10.04.2018 On 9 April 2018 the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) in cooperation with the Prison Administration and the State Probation Service (SPS) organized discussion “How effective is integration of ex-convicts into the society and labor market?” where experts from places of imprisonment, the SPS, municipalities, non-governmental organizations and the Ministry of Welfare discussed development of a closer cooperation network to support persons released from places of imprisonment.
Commenced construction of a new courthouse in Tukums

Commenced construction of a new courthouse in Tukums

28.03.2018 On Wednesday, 28 March, the construction of a new courthouse in Tukums was commenced – at the very foundations of the construction project there was a capsule walled-in holding a message for the generations to come.
Remuneration of the providers of the State-guaranteed legal aid is to be increased

Remuneration of the providers of the State-guaranteed legal aid is to be increased

27.03.2018 On Tuesday, 27 March, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the amendments to the Cabinet of Ministers Regulations developed by the Ministry of Justice concerning the extent of the State-guaranteed legal aid, remuneration amount, reimbursable expenses and payment procedure thereof.
From here on out, place-names and alternative names will have to be approved by the State Language Centre

From here on out, place-names and alternative names will have to be approved by the State Language Centre

27.03.2018 On Tuesday, 27 March, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the amendments to the Cabinet of Ministers Regulations developed by the Ministry of Justice and the State Language Centre providing for the duty of institutions allocating place names to seek the approval of the State Language Centre for new place names and alternative names.
European Commission Directorate-General for Justice has announced an open call for proposals under programme “Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme 2014-2020”

European Commission Directorate-General for Justice has announced an open call for proposals under programme “Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme 2014-2020”

16.03.2018 European Commission Directorate-General for Justice has announced an open call for proposals under programme “Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme 2014-2020”
European Commission Directorate-General for Justice has announced an open call for proposals under programme “Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme 2014-2020”

European Commission Directorate-General for Justice has announced an open call for proposals under programme “Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme 2014-2020”

16.03.2018 European Commission Directorate-General for Justice has announced an open call for proposals under programme “Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme 2014-2020”
2017 winners of campaign “Quality of Latvian language in periodical press” are to be awarded

2017 winners of campaign “Quality of Latvian language in periodical press” are to be awarded

15.03.2018 On Thursday, 15 March, Dzintars Rasnačs, Minister of Justice, will award the winners of the campaign “Quality of Latvian language in periodical press” organized by the State Language Centre.

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