MIL OSI Translation. Region: Latvia –
Source: the President of Latvia, in Latvian
State President Egils Levits contacted Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš today on a wide range of topical issues. viral control and increased public responsibility. E. Levits and K. Karins stressed the need to strengthen the Covid-19 Crisis Management Center and make its work more visible to the public. Legal and epidemiological aspects of the emergency extension were also discussed. Levits and K. Kariņš discussed the issue of personal data protection in an emergency. Both sides agreed that the principles of efficiency and proportionality should be respected in this matter. In view of the consequences of the emergency in the media sector, the President and K. Kariņš agreed that the media should be supported. In the crisis, a range of credible news sources are important, and the government will look into targeted support in the near future. During the conversation, the issue of constitutional law in crisis situations was also on the agenda. E.Levits and K.Karins noted that the restoration of Article 81 in the Satversme, in a modern wording appropriate to a democratic state, would be important for more efficient decision-making in emergency situations. K.Karins informed the President that tomorrow, April 2, J. Wittenberg, the candidate for the post of Minister of Economy, will be promoted. Both sides expressed the view that in this time of crisis, the Minister of Economy should join the government as soon as possible. The Minister of Economics should also invite competent specialists with authority under the leadership of the Ministry. The President also drew attention to the fact that in the unusual circumstances in which state and local government institutions are now operating, it is important to act in a substantive and non-formal way.
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