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Support in precarious times

Support in precarious times

15.04.2020 In times of crisis, when the normal rhythm of life is disrupted and various restrictions have to be respected, many feel tension, anxiety, anger, grief or depression. Such emotions are understandable and not be condemned - it is very important to do your best to help yourself and people around you. Psychological counseling is one of the most effective methods to avoid the consequences of a crisis. Here you can find support and help if you are experiencing difficulties.
Government supports draft law by the Ministry of Justice on the release of a natural persons from debt

Government supports draft law by the Ministry of Justice on the release of a natural persons from debt

14.04.2020 On Tuesday, April 14, the Cabinet of Ministers supported the Law on Debt Relief of Natural Persons developed by the Ministry of Justice and a package of six related draft laws, which are intended to provide an opportunity for low-income and low-debt individuals to get rid of such debts arising from a consumer credit agreement within the meaning of the Consumer Rights Protection Law.
Questions and answers regarding the conducting of judicial proceedings in accordance with the Law “On the Activities of State Institutions During an Emergency Situation Due to the Spread of Covid-19”

Questions and answers regarding the conducting of judicial proceedings in accordance with the Law “On the Activities of State Institutions During an Emergency Situation Due to the Spread of Covid-19”

08.04.2020
The main changes in the legal framework with respect to civil rights due to the spread of Covid-19

The main changes in the legal framework with respect to civil rights due to the spread of Covid-19

08.04.2020 This summary contains the main changes in the legal framework with respect to civil rights due to the spread of COVID-19:
Minister of Justice, Jānis Bordāns, encourages everyone to celebrate Easter at home, taking time to pray for Latvia and for the people of Latvia

Minister of Justice, Jānis Bordāns, encourages everyone to celebrate Easter at home, taking time to pray for Latvia and for the people of Latvia

08.04.2020 Easter is a special time when Christians around the world celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. However, currently an emergency situation has been declared in the country caused by the spread of Covid-19 around the world, including in Latvia, and it could affect any of us. In order to take care of public health safety and to reduce the risk of infection with Covid-19, strict restrictions on group gatherings have been imposed during the emergency situation, which also affect gathering for church services in all Latvian churches.
The government supports the removal of S. Zvidriņa from the office of the Director General of the State Land Service

The government supports the removal of S. Zvidriņa from the office of the Director General of the State Land Service

07.04.2020 On Tuesday, 7 April, the Cabinet of Ministers supported the draft order drawn up by the Ministry of Justice, whereby Solvita Zvidriņa, the suspended Director General of the State Land Service, is subject to a disciplinary sanction, removal from the office.
Andris Vītols will perform the duties of the Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Justice

Andris Vītols will perform the duties of the Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Justice

05.04.2020 Minister of Justice, Jānis Bordāns, has appointed his adviser, Andris Vītols, as the parliamentary secretary, who will take up his new duties on 6 April.
J.Bordāns: The provision of false information in order to receive allowance for idle time shall be subject to administrative liability

J.Bordāns: The provision of false information in order to receive allowance for idle time shall be subject to administrative liability

02.04.2020 On Thursday, 2 April, the Cabinet of Ministers supported amendments to the Latvian Code of Administrative Violations developed by the Ministry of Justice, which would entail administrative liability for violation of regulations governing the receiving of allowance for idle time - failure to submit information or providing false information to the State Revenue Service.
The Ministry of Justice urges the implementation of new support measures to overcome the consequences of the spread of COVID-19

The Ministry of Justice urges the implementation of new support measures to overcome the consequences of the spread of COVID-19

01.04.2020 Minister of Justice, Jānis Bordāns, has submitted amendments to the Law “On Measures for the Prevention and Suppression of Threat to the State and Its Consequences Due to the Spread of COVID-19” for review at the Cabinet of Ministers, proposing the introduction of temporary changes to the legal protection process and the procedure for the extinguishment of liabilities related to insolvency proceedings, as well as in the area of delays in the enforcement of civil liabilities.
Determining the rights and obligations of institutions and individuals during the spread of Covid–19 by Law

Determining the rights and obligations of institutions and individuals during the spread of Covid–19 by Law

01.04.2020 On Tuesday, 31 March, the Cabinet of Ministers supported the draft law regarding the “Law on the Activities of Institutions Due to the Spread of Covid-19”. The aim of the draft law is to determine the activities, rights and obligations of institutions, as well as the rights and obligations of individuals for the prevention and management of threats to the State and their consequences in relation to the spread of Covid-19.

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