Latvian-Belarusian border is safe and protected - president

  • 2021-12-02
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Latvian-Belarusian border is safe and protected, said Latvian President Egils Levits during his meeting with Interior Minister Marija Golubeva (For Development/For).

Golubeva said during the meeting that together with other EU interior ministers she has initiated amendments to the Schengen code. The president commended this initiative, saying that the asylum rights should meet the new reality in the EU.

Levits also was satisfied with the fact that funding has been earmarked for the interior system projects in the 2022 budget, including for increasing wages for employees. Levits also voiced interest to visit several interior system's structures during next year.

The president also was interested in the the Interior Ministry's plan in further education of employees. The minister informed on the plan to established a long-term education consortium - Interior Security Academy in cooperation with the State Police College, the Riga Stradins University and the University of Latvia, and the first students could be enrolled in 2023.