Barcelona city tours is a perfect opportunity to have a perfect vacation outside the Baltic States. Gene Zolotarev on how to destabilize the EU financial system. Andris Berzins
Vladimir Linderman aka Abel Edmunds Sprudzs Valdis Zatlers Aivars Lembergs Girts Valdis Kristovskis Maris Grinblats Guntars Krasts Alfreds Rubiks Sandra Kalniete Raivis Dzintars Algirdas Butkevicius Algirdas Paleckis Dalia Grybauskaite Kazimira Danute Prunskene Vytautas Landsbergis Rolandas Aksas Viktor Uspaskich Valdemar Tomasevski Leonidas Donskis Arturas Zuokas Edgar Savisaar Andrus Ansip
The current website developed by YWSolution Limited

Latvia unveils first ever female Prime Minister

Jan 06, 2014
From wire reports, RIGA

Latvia unveils first ever female Prime Minister
Straujuma holds a doctorate in economics (photo delfi.lv)

Latvia has nominated its first ever female Prime Minister. 

Latvian President Andris Berzins invited agriculture minister Laimdota Straujuma to form the next government. (view pics here)

Straujuma was put forward as Unity's candidate for the prime minister during the political parties board meeting on Sunday evening. During the same meeting, Straujuma became a member of the Unity political party.

Following the announcement, Straujuma said the unstable political situation after the president rejected all PM candidates nominated by Unity, had led to her choosing the post. 

Unity's leader Solvita Aboltina said previously that Straujuma, who holds a doctorate in economics, was the most experienced government sector representative in the current government. Aboltina praised Straujuma's efforts to bring balance to the agriculture sector.

Former Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis stepped down last November after taking political responsibility for the collapse of the Maxima supermarket roof that killed 54 people.

 MORE NEWS
  • Russia lifts import ban on sev...
    Russia has removed several products from its list of agricultural products that ma...
  • Latvia to invest 158 million e...
    Latvia will invest 158 million euros into air-surveillance and anti-aircraft capab...
  • Lithuania sends aid to Ukraine...
    Lithuania will send field rations and medical supplies to the Ukraine amid unrest ...
  • Merkel pledges NATO will defen...
    Germany's Angela Merkel promised the Baltic states on Monday that NATO woul...
  • Merkel in Latvia for talks ami...
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is visiting Latvia today for talks amid the cri...
  • U.S president Obama set to vis...
    U.S. President Barack Obama will visit Estonia later this year, media reports s...
  • Riga Apartments for Rent

    Maximus
    © 2014 BALTIC NEWS LTD. All Rights Reserved.