President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis calls on the Saeima to decide so that the President of Latvia would be elected by popular vote and the powers of the Head of State would be expanded already in 2019. On Thursday, 22 June 2017, when addressing the MPs of the Saeima at the concluding meeting of its spring session, Raimonds Vējonis stated that the people of Latvia were dissatisfied with the procedure of public administration and decision-making protractedly. It could be improved by expanding the powers of the President of Latvia and of the Prime Minister in the formation of the government and in the implementation of the government programme.
On Wednesday, 21 June 2017, President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis met with the participants of the American-Latvian Association project “Hello, Latvia!” from the USA, Canada, and Australia. He wished continued and constant interest in Latvia, be patriots of our country, celebrate the feast, and love Latvia in their merits and thoughts.
On Wednesday, 21 June 2017, President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis met with Jēkabs Straume, the new Head of the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) in the Riga Castle.
The enhanced Forward Presence demonstrates the unity of the Alliance and sends a clear signal that the Allies are ready to defend every member state against any possible aggression, as President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis emphasised during his meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday, 19 June 2017.
The enhanced Forward Presence in Latvia is a historic event that strongly confirms the solidarity of the NATO member states, as President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis emphasised on Monday at the opening ceremony of the enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup at the Ādaži Base in Latvia. The President of Latvia welcomed the Allies from Canada, Albania, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, and Spain comprising a Canada-led Multinational Battle Group.
President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis will meet with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday, June 19 in the Riga Castle.
President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis returned the controversial amendments to the Law on Credit Institutions to the Saeima for reconsideration on Friday, 16 June 2017. The decision was taken because the process of adopting amendments to the Law raises concerns about the true purpose, necessity, and proportionality of specific provisions.
Opening the public debate “NATO - from Warsaw to Brussels. The future of the Alliance and the enhanced Forward Presence in the Baltic States and Poland”, President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis reminded today that we should highly appreciate NATO's solidarity with the Baltic States in the context of the current global security challenges.
On Thursday, 15 June 2017, President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis met with Latvian tennis player Jeļena Ostapenko and congratulated her on the achievement unprecedented in the history of Latvian sports, the victory in the French Open - Women's Singles.
President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis opened conference “In the Memory of 14 June 1941” organised by Foundation Children of Siberia in the Riga Castle today.