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Combating cybercrime in the EU to be promoted in Jūrmala

SAODN / 24.03.2015

Riga, 23 March 2015. On 25-27 March, the European Police College (CEPOL) conference „Cybercrime – Strategic level" will take place in Jūrmala. The aim of the conference is to improve cooperation and harmonize the investigative methods among law enforcement authorities of the EU Member States, as well as to improve public and private partnership and cooperation with the Eastern Partnership countries and candidate countries for the combat against cybercrime. … Read more

EU needs to limit “cloned” car registration to combat vehicle crime

Riga, 23 March 2015. During the meeting of the Network of EU Contact Points for Tackling Cross-Border Vehicle Crime (CARPOL) which took place on 19-20 March, there was a discussion on how to combat vehicle crime within the EU more efficiently, both improving  vehicle registration and inspection procedures, and introducing the 17- digit VIN for agricultural and construction machinery. … Read more

Attracting and retaining talented immigrants in Europe is essential for demographic and economic growth

Riga, 20 March 2015. On 19-20 March the Annual Conference of the European Migration Network “Attracting and Retaining Talent in Europe” took place at the National Library of Latvia, Riga.Read more

Experts discuss attracting and retaining talent in Europe

SAODN / 17.03.2015

Riga, 17 March 2015. On 19-20 March the Annual Conference of the European Migration Network “Attracting and Retaining Talent in Europe” will take place at the National Library of Latvia, 3 Mūkusalas iela, Riga. The conference will be opened by the Latvian Minister for the Interior, Rihards Kozlovskis.
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Needs for people with disabilities in disaster management to be emphasised at global level

As part of the Latvian delegation, Chief of State Fire and Rescue Service of Latvia (SFRS) Oskars Āboliņš will take part in the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan on 14-18 March.
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Combating vehicle crime in the EU to be promoted in Riga

SAODN / 13.03.2015

On 19-20 March, the Network of EU Contact Points for Tackling Cross-Border Vehicle Crime (CARPOL) will meet at the Radisson Blu Latvija Hotel, 55 Elizabetes iela, Riga. … Read more

Information on the Media Accreditation on March 16 and Fact Sheets on the topical Issues

SAODN / 13.03.2015

Dear media representatives,

We hereby send the information of the State Police on the media accreditation for March 16, as well as information on other topical issues, incl.:
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Ministers decide on futher steps on fight agaist terrorism

SAODN / 13.03.2015

On Thursday, March 12, the Minister for the Interior, Rihards Kozlovskis chaired the meeting of the Justice and Home Affairs Council (JHA) in Brussels. During the meeting, the EU Member States expressed their views on migration, the fight against terrorism and other issues.
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European Crime Prevention Network experts change their experience on secondary victimisation

SAODN / 05.03.2015

Riga, 5 March 2015. On 3-4 March at the National Library of Latvia, board meeting of the European Crime Prevention Network (EUCPN) took place. The meeting was attended by high-level state officials responsible for coordination and dissemination of information about crime prevention policies in the respective Member States. … Read more

European Crime Prevention Network experts meet in Riga to discuss prevention of secondary victimisation

SAODN / 26.02.2015

On Tuesday 3 March and Wednesday 4 March at the National Library of Latvia, board meeting of the European Crime Prevention Network (EUCPN) will take place. The meeting will be attended by high-level state officials responsible for coordination and dissemination of information about crime prevention policies in the respective Member States.
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With the support of the European Commission Latvia and five EU countries have launched an ambitious project to reduce sham marriages

SAODN / 06.02.2015

In order to solve the problem of sham marriages in Latvia and Europe the Ministry of the Interior (MoI) with the support of Directorate General of Home Affairs of European Commission (EC) "Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme" has launched a project HESTIA* in activities of which public and non-governmental organizations of six countries - Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland, Slovakia and, Ireland are involved. … Read more

EU-US Justice and Home Affairs Senior Officials prepare for ministerial meeting in Riga

SAODN / 05.02.2015

On Wednesday 4 February, the EU and USA justice and home affairs senior officials met in Riga to discuss and exchange views and experiences on issues of mutual interest with the aim of strengthening cooperation in the fields of justice and home affairs. … Read more

EU and Eastern Partnership partners discuss strengthening law enforcement

Riga, 29 January 2015 – On Thursday 29 January, the second joint EU and Eastern Partnership Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting took place in Riga. Ministers discussed the progress in judicial and law enforcement area. … Read more

Presidency: counter-terrorism efforts have to be reinforced

SAODN / 29.01.2015

Riga, 29 January 2015 – On Thursday, 29 January, at Informal Meeting of Ministers for Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) in Riga the home affairs ministers discussed further steps of EU action for strengthening counter-terrorism measures. 
 
 
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Justice and Home Affairs Council, Thursday 29 and Friday 30 January in Riga

SAODN / 28.01.2015

The Informal Meeting of Ministers for JUSTICE and HOME AFFAIRS (JHA) will be chaired by Rihards KOZLOVSKIS, Latvian Minister for the Interior and by Dzintars RASNAČS, Latvian Minister for Justice. … Read more

Latvia will provide humanitarian aid for Ukraine

SAODN / 23.01.2015

Riga, 23 January 2015 – The Cabinet of Ministers issued an order about humanitarian aid for Ukraine. The basis of this decision is the letter received from the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department director–general Klaus Sorensen with the appeal to give humanitarian assistance for Ukraine. … Read more

Kozlovskis: Need to resume discussions on PNR

SAODN / 21.01.2015

On 21 January the Minister for Interior Rihards Kozlovskis met the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) of the European Parliament in Brussels in order to present the priorities of the Latvian Presidency in the home affairs field and answer the questions of the Members of the European Parliament. … Read more

Kozlovskis will meet the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs in Brussels

SAODN / 20.01.2015

On 21 January the Minister for Interior Rihards Kozlovskis will meet the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) of the European Parliament in Brussels in order to present the priorities of the Latvian Presidency in home affairs and answer the questions of parliamentarians. … Read more

Presidency’s outline on further steps in defining EU action for strengthening counter-terrorism measures

SAODN / 15.01.2015

Riga, 15 January, 2015. – On Thursday, 14 January, the President of the Council, Minister for the Interior Rihards Kozlovskis, has sent a letter to his counterparts informing on further steps by the Presidency on counter-terrorism issues. … Read more

Experts: change in thinking needed for inclusive disaster management

Riga, 13 January 2015. – Today one of the Presidency’s official events - the two-day Workshop on the needs of persons with disabilities throughout the disaster management cycle was concluded by agreeing that during disasters the needs of persons with disabilities are only partly considered and solutions must be found for improvement of this situation.
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