On Thursday, February 11, the Saeima gave a vote of confidence to the new Cabinet of Ministers of Latvia headed by Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis.
Therefore the new Minister for Economics and Deputy Prime Minister Arvils Ašeradens launches work. The priorites of the new Minister will be the development of innovation, investment and taxation policy, construction sector and energy market, as well as increasing local government role in the business development.
In the previous work expieriece he was a Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Finance, as well as a Member of the 10th and 11th Saeima.
The government led by Māris Kučinskis also includes: Minister for Defence Raimonds Bergmanis, Minister for Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkēvičs, Minister for Finance Dana Reizniece-Ozola, Minister for Interior Rihards Kozlovskis, Minister for Education and Science Kārlis Šadurskis, Minister for Culture Dace Melbārde, Minister for Welfare Jānis Reirs, Minister for Transport Uldis Augulis, Minister for Justice Dzintars Rasnačs, Minister for Health Guntis Belēvičs, Minister for Environmental Protection and Regional Development Kaspars Gerhards and Minister for Agriculture Jānis Dūklavs.
According to the Government’s Declaration, the priorities of the government of Māris Kučinskis will be economic growth, national security and national identity, improvement of the demographic situation, quality of family life and social security, reforms in education and science, as well as health care reforms.
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