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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

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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Kozlovskis: fighting terrorism requires immediate action

SAODN / 11.01.2015

 

The Minister for the Interior of Latvia Rihards Kozlovskis represented the EU Council Presidency in an international Ministerial meeting in Paris on January 11.Read more

Kozlovskis will represent EU Presidency in an international Ministerial meeting in Paris

SAODN / 10.01.2015

Riga, 10 January, 2015. – Sunday, January 11, the Minister for Interior of Latvia Rihards Kozlovskis will represent EU Presidency in an international Ministerial meeting in Paris. … Read more

Experts will discuss the Needs of Persons with Disabilities during Disasters

Riga, 9 January 2015. – On 12 January at 9.00 (UTC), in the National Library of Latvia Parliamentary Secretary for the Minstry of the Interior Evika Silina and Minister for Welfare Uldis Augulis will open the two-day workshop on the needs of persons with disabilities throughout the disaster management cycle.
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Kozlovskis: fight against terrorism will be high on the agenda of the Latvian Presidency

SAODN / 08.01.2015

Riga, 08 January, 2015. – On Wednesday, 07 January the Minister for the Interior of Latvia Rihards Kozlovskis met with the EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator ​​Gilles De Kerchove.  During the meeting ​both parties discussed the attack on the French magazine "Charlie Hebdo" and expressed condemnation for such violent and brutal action. … Read more

Kozlovskis: Latvian Presidency will devote special attention to the phenomenon of foreign fighters

SAODN / 08.01.2015

On Wednesday, 7 January, minister for Interior Rihards Kozlovskis during his working visit in Brussels has met with the chair of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) Claude Moraes and stressed that Latvian Presidency will devote special attention to the phenomenon of foreign fighters in close cooperation with the other Member States and EU Counter terrorism coordinator. … Read more