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Latvia

Latvia, officially the Republic of Latvia, is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. It is one of the three Baltic states, along with Estonia to the north and Lithuania to the south.
See also: European Union

Entities

Our standard dataset contains 879 entities connected with Latvia. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We currently include 3 data sources published by authorities or organizations based in Latvia. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

NamePublisherCoverageEntities
Latvia FIU SanctionsFinanšu izlūkošanas dienestsupdated daily5
Latvian SaeimaSaeimaupdated daily101
Register of Enterprises of the Republic of Latvia (Uzņēmumu reģistrs)Latvijas Republikas Uzņēmumu reģistrsupdated weekly61

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 581 entities identified as PEPs connected with Latvia.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
President2--
Prime Minister2--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister for Interior14-
Minister of Agriculture14-
Minister of Climate & Energy1--
Minister of Culture15-
Minister of Defence of Latvia18-
Minister of Economics1--
Minister of Education and Science191
Minister of Environmental Protection & Regional Development1--
Minister of Finance16-
Minister of Foreign Affairs14-
Minister of Health16-
Minister of Justice14-
Minister of Transport15-
Minister of Welfare13-
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
deputy of Saeima100--
deputy of Saeima-37747
Member of the Saeima-213-
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor of the National Bank of Latvia-11
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of France to Latvia-51
ambassador of Hungary to Latvia--1
ambassador of Israel to Latvia-41
ambassador of Latvia-12
ambassador of Latvia to Belgium--1
Ambassador of Latvia to Hungary-11
ambassador of Lithuania to Latvia-2-
ambassador of Russia to Latvia-5-
ambassador of Ukraine to Latvia--1
Ambassador to the US1--
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister of the Economy-10-
Prime Minister of Latvia-71
President of Latvia-51
Speaker of the Saeima-6-
Minister for the Environmental Protection and Regional Development of Latvia-5-
Apostolic Nuncio to Latvia-4-
Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister-31
Commander of the National Guard-31
Deputy Prime Minister-2-
Minister of the Environment-2-
Governor, Bank of Latvia1--

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...