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Kozlovskis: terrorism threat level in Latvia remains low

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUI would describe terrorism threat level in Latvia as low, said Interior Minister Rihards Kozlovskis in his interview to Rīta Panorāma programme of LTV.

«I hope the employed security measures will only result in minor inconveniences for residents,» – said the minister, apologizing to residents for possible inconveniences caused by implemented security measures. He nonetheless emphasized the importance of these measures, especially considering the recent tragedies around the world.

It should be noted that there will be an informal meeting of European Union Council of Justice and Home Affairs in Riga on Thursday, January 29th. The main topic of discussions will be measures to prevent terrorism threats. There will also be discussions regarding necessary measures to ensure better migrant flow monitoring in the EU. Officials also plan to talk about Eastern Partnership and data protection.

In the afternoon, there will be an informal meeting of EU and Eastern Partnership member states justice and interior ministers. During this meeting, ministers will assess implemented reforms in law enforcement institutions, prosecutor offices and courts in regard to combating corruption. The goal of discussions is to turn attention to accomplished results, challenges and gained experience.

On Friday, January 30th, justice ministers will continue holding talks on various topics. During the meeting, officials will be provided with information on potential measures aimed to improve legislation in response to growing terrorism threats.

EU Member States’ justice and home affairs ministers, representatives of the European Commission, EU Council Secretariat, European Parliament, European External Action Service and the EU Justice and Home Affairs agencies will attend the informal talks in Riga.


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