25.04.2019 On Thursday, 25thof April, the Swiss Ambassador to Latvia Konstantin Obolensky visited the Ministry of Justice to discuss current and future cooperation issues with Jānis Bordāns, the Minister of Justice.
Minister of Justice Jānis Bordāns outlines the main priorities of the government in the field of justice23.04.2019 On Tuesday, 23rdof April, a press conference on the government's progress in the first 100 days and on the government's future priorities was held.
16.04.2019 On Tuesday, 16thof April, the Latvian Court Administration successfully concluded the project “Training of judges under Twinning”in Georgia that was launched in September 2017.
Minister of Justice: “It is very important to promote public awareness and understanding of protection of intellectual property rights”11.04.2019 On Thursday, 11thof April, the Minister of Justice Jānis Bordāns visited the Patent Office (PO). Within the visit, the PO Director Sandris Laganovskis presented the results of the institution's work and the improvements made in ensuring the quality of service delivery, including the implementation of e-services.
The Cabinet appoints three representatives of Latvia to the Court of Conciliation and Arbitration of the European Security and Cooperation Organisation09.04.2019 On Tuesday, 9thof April, the Cabinet of Ministers, at recommendation of the Ministry of Justice, approved Egils Levits, Inga Reine and Mārtiņš Paparinskis as representatives of Latvia in the Court of Conciliation and Arbitration of the European Security and Cooperation Organisation (hereinafter – the OSCE).
29.03.2019 From 28thto 29thof March, the State Secretary of the Ministry of Justice Raivis Kronbergs, the Director of the Court Administration Edvīns Balševics, and the Manager of the European Social Fund Projects of the Court Administration Anna Skrjabina participated in round table discussion "Equal access to justice" organized by the OECD in Lisbon, Portugal. The parties discussed opportunities to promote the approach of citizens and entrepreneurs to the rule of law.
Minister of Justice Jānis Bordāns: “The State Language Centre performs important work in strengthening the Latvian language”29.03.2019 On Friday, 29thof March, the Minister of Justice Jānis Bordāns visited the State Language Centre, in order to discuss the highlights of the Centre's activities and the official language with the Director of the State Language Centre Māris Baltiņš.
27.03.2019 The Norway Grants programme "Correctional Services" is launched on 25th March of 2019. The Opening event was organized in the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Latvia and was attended by representatives from Latvian and Norwegian institutions involved in programme implementation. In the frame of programme Latvian Prison Administration will implement the project "Establishment of training centre infrastructure and model prison blocks for training opportunities in the Olaine prison territory". Implementation period of the programme – until 31 December 2024.
26.03.2019 On 22 March 2019, the Foreign Ministry of the Kingdom of Norway and the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Latvia signed the agreement on the implementation of the Norway Grants period 2014–2021 programme "Correctional Services" (hereinafter – programme) in Latvia.
28.02.2019 On Thursday, February 28, Jānis Bordāns, the Minister of Justice, during the introductory visit met with Yasuhiro Kawaguchi, the Ambassador of Japan.