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Ministry of Finance
of the Republic of Latvia
1 Smilsu st., Riga
LV-1919, Latvia

P.: +371-67095405
F.: +371-67095503
E-mail: pasts@fm.gov.lv
info@fm.gov.lv

Today, 25 September, the government approved a comprehensive Action Plan on the recommendations included in Moneyval’s 5th round of evaluation of Latvia’s AML/CTF system. The plan merges existing initiatives and provides a robust framework for all government institutions involved, as well as the private sector, to implement reforms identified by Moneyval’s evaluation system.

On Friday, September 21, international credit rating agency S&P Global upgraded Latvia`s credit rating to ‘A’ from ‘A-’ and assigned stable rating outlook.

On Thursday, 13th September, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania expressed and signed the letter of their common reflections about the Commission’s proposals on Cohesion policy post-2020. Considering that Baltic states still have significant differences in development comparing to the EU average, Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania disagrees to the proposed Cohesion policy budget reductions and points out other improvable issues of the published proposals.

The Financial Sector Development Council, supported by Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis, has today (11 September) approved an action plan to strengthen Latvia’s anti-money laundering capabilities, and its ability to combat the financing of terrorism and weapons proliferation.

 

The State Revenue Service (the SRS) has carried out considerable improvements in servicing foreign investors. Several solutions have been developed to help foreign entrepreneurs to better orientate themselves in the Latvian tax system and the range of SRS services. Special focus is placed on an individual approach and high level service standards.

The Ministers for Finance of the Baltic States have joined in a shared invitation for the European Commission to preserve financially strong European Union (EU) Cohesion Policy, and to make it strategic and results-oriented.

On Thursday, February 22, the credit rating agency S&P Global affirmed its 'A-' long-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings on the Republic of Latvia. The outlook remain positive.

Recent developments as regards the situation with ABLV Bank differ considerably, as compared to 2008, given the stability of the financial sector and high financial performance indicators. The Ministry of Finance (MoF), the regulator of the financial sector - the Financial and Capital Market Commission (FCMC) and the European Central Bank (ECB), in collaboration with the Bank of Latvia, are professionally working in the 24/7 mode to control the situation, fully respecting the interests of the population and entrepreneurs. 

The United States has full confidence that the Government of Latvia will take the necessary steps to uphold the integrity of its banking and financial sector. For many years, we have been working together with Latvia to combat corruption, money laundering, and other threats to international security. Moving forward, the United States supports and will continue to help the Government of Latvia, the Latvian Financial Capital and Markets Commission, and Latvian law enforcement to realize our shared vision of a strong and well-regulated Latvian financial sector.

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