08.10.2019 On Tuesday, 8 October, the Cabinet supported amendments to the Law on Financing of Political Organisations (Parties), in order to minimise the financial dependence of parties from private donations and impact of donors.
Janis Bordans: “Combating corruption will be effective only as a result of international cooperation!”07.10.2019 On Monday, 7 October, Janis Bordans, the Minister of Justice, participates in the meeting of the European Union Justice and Home Affairs Council in Luxembourg, where ministers discuss the need of a common strategy and increase of the EU role for combating corruption on the international level.
03.10.2019 On Thursday, 3 October, the meeting of the Council of Mental Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Arturs Krisjanis Karins, was held, where several issues related to the activities of religious organizations were reviewed.
01.10.2019 In accordance with the transitional provisions of the Maintenance Guarantee Fund Law (Fund Law), the amount of maintenance to be paid out from the Maintenance Guarantee Fund (the Fund) will increase as of 2020, at the same time providing unlinking thereof from the minimum monthly salary.
Patent Office continues to increase the qualification of judges on the issues of intellectual property27.09.2019 Between 23 and 24 September the annual training for employees of the judicial system in the area of immovable property was held for the forth time, where judges from Latvia and lecturers form the biggest Member States of EU participated.
Representatives of the Parliament of Moldova will become familiar with the Latvian experience on the issues of personal data protection26.09.2019 In order to acquire comprehensive knowledge about introduction of the requirements of data protection in the national regulatory enactments of Latvia and their application in practice, as well as exchange with experience in the area of personal data protection, the delegation of the Republic of Moldova is visiting Latvia from 26 to 27 September.
25.09.2019 The Latvian authorities have unveiled new steps to bolster insolvency procedures in the country, putting a stronger focus on debt restructuring and cross border insolvencies.
MJ will switch 2.45 million euros from internal resources for increase of remuneration of judicial employees24.09.2019 Fund from the State budget were not allocated to many important measures of the Ministry of Justice, therefore, the Ministry of Justice has found a funding from internal resources and will transfer 2.45 million euros in 2020 for increase of monthly salaries of employees of courts on average by 10%, in order to reach the previously planned 85 % of the group of monthly salaries within the framework of the salary reform for judicial employees.
The Minister of Justice: someone has to undertake responsibility for the safety of public and employees of the places of imprisonment13.09.2019 Although the government has announced that - contrary to the task determined in its declaration - the commencement of the construction of the new Liepaja Prison planned in 2020 is postponed for two years, the Ministry of Justice does not change its position in relation to the need to arrange the infrastructure of the places of imprisonment.
12.09.2019 On Thursday, 12 September, Janis Bordans, the Minister of Justice met with Ieva Jaunzeme, the Director General of the State Revenue Service (SRS), in order to agree about the necessary measures for combating the shadow economy.